varieties: sangiovese, canaiolo, colorino, trebbiano, malvasia
In 1992, the husband and wife team of Enrico Lippi & Elisa Santoni purchased a neglected medieval estate in their hometown of Dicomano and spent years renovating it and converting its vineyards to organic farming. Located in the northern area of Tuscany's Chianti Rufina DOC, the Frascole estate is ideally situated in a side valley that sees less rain and more sun, providing favorable conditions for their vines and 9 hectares of olive groves. When it comes to making the wine, minimal intervention in the cellar is the name of the game, with only native yeasts being used and all fermentations carried out in stainless steel or concrete. The Bitornino Toscana Rosso is their entry level red and it delivers the goods. Medium bodied, cherry and berry flavors, a pinch of earth and satisfying tannins. Classic. It will be an agreeable companion to most tomato based or red sauce dishes, grilled meats with herbs, lasagna, pizza, you know what to do!