Wine Spectator: 89 ($19) "Rich and meaty, this red offers black cherry, plum, earth and soy flavors. The dense tannins are well-integrated on the fresh, long finish. Best from 2017 through 2024. 10,000 cases made." Fattoria Viticcio has had years of great press, and its wines are priced significantly below neighboring estates in Chianti Classico. The Landini family have some of the finest vineyard holdings in the famed Greve in Chianti area. They have recently acquired the I Greppi estate in Bolgheri and significantly upgraded their cellars and vineyards. Founded in 1960 by Lucio and Franca Landini, the Viticcio estate stands above the picturesque town of Greve, in the heart of the Chianti Classico region. The estate is now under the direction of the second generation, Alessandro Landini. It comprises more than 30 hectares of vines, all of which are farmed organically. Seven of those hectares are farmed biodynamically. Alessandro strongly believes that to produce high-quality wines you must first respect the land. He uses no pesticides, and he fertilizes by planting things such as fava beans and barley between the rows of vines, allowing them to flower, and then plowing them back into the soil to add important nutrients. A few of his wines see some time in barriques, but the large majority, like this Classico, are aged in large botti.