Radda in Chianti is a charming medieval village, surrounded by towering walls. Located on a slope between the Arbia and Pesa valleys, it has very ancient origins. The vines are all located in different plots with well-distinguished characteristics. What they have in common is certainly the high altitude and the prevalently rocky soil, mostly Galestro and Alberese, a perfect combination for the exaltation of the Chianti Sangiovese. Freshness, elegance, minerality, and therefore harmony, are the keywords of this extraordinary grape. Istine Chianti Classico uses no foreign grapes, no French oak. Just the traditional grapes and methods, and it works. Bright medium red color; classic aromas and flavors of sour cherry, herbs, and sandalwood; medium weight with a long finish. An excellent all-around red wine.
Istine owns about 20 hectares of vineyards, mainly in the municipal area of Radda in Chianti, but also in Gaiole in Chianti. These vineyards are not in a single plot but in separate parcels. For many years the wine produced with their grapes, except for a small part for family use, is sold in bulk to other wineries, until harvest in 2009, when finally Istine bottles their first wine with their family label.