Monte Bernardi, Chianti Classico Retromarcia 2018Regular price $25.00 Save $-25.00
Monte Bernardi is one of Hart & Cru’s go-to Tuscany producers for many reasons. We just love Michael Schmelzer, owner, and winemaker. He is dedicated, hard-working, and cares about proper farming without putting junk in your wine, and overall, his wines are delicious. This bottling is produced from vines over 40 years old and grown in some of the prized sites on the property. However in this vintage, the Chianti overlords refused to grant the wine Riserva due to the color not being dark enough (which other producers achieve by manipulating their wines). This, to us at Hart & Cru, is one of the problems with the wine world. It is not always just about how delicious the wine tastes. The corporate wineries in the region can make things very difficult, even especially when the wine can win without question in a double blind, blindfolded, tasting. Which, in our world is normally the case with Monte Bernardi wines.