Handcrafted Small Harvest Organic WinesSangiovese Grapes at Podere Erica

We are a small biodynamic farm in the middle of the famous wine-growing region of Tuscany – Chianti.  We have a passion and desire to make great tasting wines in a manner that preserves and replenishes the land and environment.  Our wines are named after the native birds found on our property that encompasses our vineyard, olive trees and a small forest.

Il Picchio (Woodpecker)

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Il Picchio represents our Super Tuscan – 100% Sangiovese grapes, aged for 18 months in French oak barrels and traditional cement tanks.  It is ruby red with a bouquet of ripe cherries, sweet tobacco and violets with a touch of pepper; complex flavors of forest berry, spice and plum with vibrant acidity and ample tannins.

La Ghiandaia

La Ghiandaia (Jay) is made with 70% Sangiovese and 30% Canaiolo grapes.  It’s slightly spicy ripe red fruit exhibits beautiful acidity that gives freshness and texture with soft and enveloping tannins.  Enjoy with your favorite pasta dishes.

Le Colombe

Le Colombe (Doves) is our sweet golden wine, made with Muscat grapes which are dried after harvest on straw mats for 40 days to concentrate the grapes’ flavors and sweetness prior to vinification.   It exhibits a hint of honey and apricot.  Very small production.

 

About Our Winemaker/Enologo, Marco Giordano

Marco Explains the Fermentation Porcess at Podere EricaMarco received his graduate degree from the University of Florence in Viticulture and Enology. He also attended a course at APAB Biodynamic Viticulture of Florence (Demeter collaborator) and a course in modern biodynamic viticulture.

He has participated in various apprenticeships at local wineries during his studies and after graduation. He worked at a nearby vineyard, Poggio al Sole, performing tasks in both the cellar and the vineyard and gained first-hand knowledge of biological vineyard management by leasing land to grow his own grapes.

At Podere Erica, he has the opportunity to pursue his passion for natural wine production and apply his knowledge and experiences to create high-quality wines in a natural and organic manner from the vineyard to the cellar.

“Chi lavora con le sue mani è un lavoratore.

Chi lavora con le sue mani e la sua testa è un artigiano.

Chi lavora con le sue mani e la sua testa ed il suo cuore è un artista.”

                                                                                            San Francesco D’Assisi

“He who works with his hands is a laborer.

He who works with his hands and his mind is an artisan.

He who works with his hands, his mind and his heart is an artist.”

                                                                                               St. Francis of Assisi

 

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