Italian new releases 2023 – the centre

Torre alle Tolfe vineyard

Walter continues his three-part series on exciting new releases from all corners of Italy. Today, the centre of the country, from Tuscany down to Lazio. Above, the Torre alle Tolfe vineyard near Siena. See also yesterday's report on the north, and tomorrow's on the south.

Giampaolo Chiettini, winemaker at Castagnoli, a rising star in Castellina, Tuscany, also produces his own Chianti Classico, La Vigna di San Martino, which comes in a Riserva version only, from one hectare of vines in San Casciano that he rents from the Curia (Bishopric) of Florence, which apparently has so many vineyard...