Bertinga has only been on the wine market since 2015. Luca Vitiello worked for many years at the Fanti winery, but finally decided to go for his own adventure and founded Bertinga in the village of Gaiole, in the heart of Chianti.
Bertinga's focus is on producing single vineyard wines and Super Tuscans. The vineyards are 100% organically farmed. The soil consists of the famous Italian Alberese soil. This type of soil consists of a combination of marl and calcareous shale. This soil provides grapes with a good balance of ripeness and minerality. Luca works with two grape varieties: Sangiovese and Merlot.
The grapes are taken in by hand and immediately selected on the sorting table. Fermentation takes place in temperature-controlled stainless steel tanks or cement vats. A total of four red wines come from the Bertinga cellar, these are Sassi Chiusi, Bertinga, Punta di Adine and Volta di Bertinga. The last three are matured in oak, on both French oak and Austrian oak. This maturation period lasts for 18 months for each cuvée. After bottling, the wines are aged in the bottle for another 18 months in the special aging cellar, before being released. The first production was made up of about 55,000 bottles and a small edition of magnums and jeroboams.
Despite their recent establishment, the winery has already won a large number of fans. In addition, the wines have already managed to achieve several scores of between 90 and 97 from international wine journalists. This is a winery on its way to the top of the wine world!Read more