Place: Radda — Chianti, Italy
We consider Tenuta di Carleone to be the most exciting address in Chianti. From the hills of Radda, Il Guercio—the one-eyed rascal Sean O’Callaghan—crafts wine of purity, elegance and interest not found anywhere else in Chianti.
Farming organically and using concrete for fermentation are just two techniques he uses that eschew the regional norm. Sean is most well known for his time at the famous address of Riecine, where he left after Russian interests took control here. We think it’s all worked out for the better as this Tenuta di Carleone journey continues to enthral us. This is Sangiovese rose on a whole other level.