Fratelli Grati

The Grati family has been growing grapes and olives in Rùfina for five generations. The tradition continues although the members of the current generation no longer go to Florence in carts drawn by powerful white oxen to deliver straw covered flasks of wine. Today, they receive their clients in the estate’s tasting room. The estate includes the “vinsantaia” – where the sweet, dessert wine, “Vin Santo” is made – the farm buildings and the family’s private chapel. The hospitality it offers is as pure and genuine as the bouquet of its wines.

 
Wine Appellation
Chianti (Sangiovese) Tuscany
Available in: Maine, New Hampshire
Grown: Italy
Tuscany
Tuscany is perhaps the most famous of all Italian wine regions. Situated in central Italy, Tuscan wine has a rich, diverse history and origins which can be traced back as far as the fifth century BC. Several factors contribute to an ideal environment for the cultivation of grapes: coastal and mountain climates, a mixture of well-drained and dry soils, predominantly rich in sand and clay, moderately hilly terrain. Considered one of Italy's 'greats', Sangiovese is the mainstay in all but one of Tuscany's seven red-wine DOCGs. In Montalcino it goes by the name Brunello. With the rise of the 'Super Tuscans’, Cabernet Sauvignon has become a much more prominent variety in this region. As well as being famed for its reds, Tuscany produces some distinguished whites, one of which has achieved DOCG status (Vernaccia di San Gimignano).