A Tuscan wine maker will be showcasing their award winning vintages at the 50th edition VinItaly exhibition in Verona
In 2018 Vinitaly, one of the most frequented wine exhibitions in the world, celebrated its 50th anniversary. Not surprisingly, Verona drew large crowds of producers and distributors for this event, among them Fattoria Lornano.
The Lornano winemakers are located on the hills of Castellina and Monteriggioni, which is a short distance from Siena. The winery has been producing Chianti Classico wine since 1904, and has won many awards at an international level.
Most recently, Luca Maroni, one of the most prestigious signatures of the oenological field in Italy, awarded their 2012 Chianti Classico Gran Selezione 99 points and gave their 2017 Etél 98 points, pronouncing it one of Italy's best rosés: "Sensations: this exceptional rosé has the perfume of an absolute integrity and a rare intensity of aroma. A mixture of cherry and apricot that has the ardor of the absolutely un-oxidised sample, the clearness of an absolute champion in terms of executive oenological purity.... By far one of the best Italian rosé, chapeau."
A member of the “Consorzio del Marchio Storico Chianti Classico Gallo Nero”, which protects the Chianti wines by showing that they are genuine, and have not been replicated in a different area of Tuscany, Lornano has been a protected member since the consortium was founded in 1924.
Gilbert and Gaillard, in their 2017 awards gave Lornano's 2013 Chianti Classico a gold medal commenting that it was a "pretty, deep garnet with an endearing nose of smoke, spice, roasted coffee, lemon thyme and stone fruits. Welcoming, lively, open palate that is not lacking in charm. Intense, long-lasting aromas and delicious succulence.
In addition to Vinitaly, Fattoria Lornano wines also appear appeared at the 2018 Protein in Dusseldorf and were judged in the 2016 Mundus Vini, receiving four gold medals for their Chianti Classico 2012, Chianti Classico Riserva "Le Bandite" 2012, Chianti Classico Gran Selezione 2012 and their IGT 'SuperTuscan' Commendator Enrico 2011.
Why not have a look at Sangiovese, Malvasia, Canaiolo or Trebbiano, where you can stay in the beautiful winery that produces such fantastic Chianti, and see why they have been gaining as much critical acclaim as they have?