The estate, which now belongs to the Matta family, devotes itself to the production of the wine and olive oil which have made the fame and fortune of Chianti Classico. Matta would seem to be an archetypical Italian name, but the family is actually Anglo-Italian and imported Italian wine into the U.K. It was John Matta who returned to his ancestral homeland after the acquisition of the property and turned it into a functional, and highly successful, winery.
Which bases its work on Sangiovese, as is logical and proper, though its FSM is a high level Merlot and Ripa delle More an impeccable blend of Tuscany’s main grape and classic Bordeaux varieties.
Pride of place, however, obviously goes to Chianti Classico: 80 thousand well made bottles of the San Jacopo, one fine Riserva wine, Agostino Petri, and the lovely Gran Selezione Vigna La Prima.