Grape(s): 90% Sanviovese, 10% Merlot
Localization: Tuscany, Italy
Tasting Notes: Dark black cherry, blackberry, plum, eucalyptus, earth and iron flavors are embraced by beefy tannins. This comes together on the lingering finish, if not with the length of its peers.
Notes: Aging in stainless steel and in bottle. Grown in the renowned Panzano area of Tuscany’s Chianti Classico zone. The fruit was grown exclusively in Il Molino di Grace's estate-owned, certified organic vineyards on a hillside above the Chianti Classico village of Lucarelli, just south of Panzano and northwest of Radda in Chianti. The vines, some up to 75 years old, were 100% hand-harvested in late September and early October as each plot and variety reached ideal ripeness.
The Domain: The winery is named after a 19th century historic windmill located on the property near the cantina. However, the viticultural history of the property is much older–the vineyards at Il Molino di Grace have been fruitful for over 350 years. When Frank Grace first purchased the property in 1995, there was no winery: all the grapes were sold to local producers. Using the site of a ruined barn, Grace, together with winery manager Gerhard Hirmer, designed and built a state of the art winery. The winery opened its doors in 1999 and today, all of our wines are estate produced and bottled using organic materials and sustainable practices in both the vineyard and cantina.
At Il Molino di Grace, we strive to produce elegant wines that are an expression of terroir through the Sangiovese grape coupled with a careful use of oak for aging the wine.
The philosophy of utilizing a sustainable approach to wine making is a critical component of our approach at Il Molino di Grace. Vineyards have existed on the property for over 350 years. There is an ancient Etruscan path that winds its way through the vineyards – and the winery itself is named after a local historic landmark, "the windmill" located on the property near the cantina. The history of the property is an essential component of the present and future of Il Molino di Grace.