During the last event organized by the Gaiole Winemakers Association "Terre di Gaiole" carried out in the beautiful setting of the Ex Cantine Ricasoli in Gaiole in Chianti, I have the pleasure to discover FATA, a pure Merlot made in Chianti Classico.

Michele Monica, Borgo Casa al Vento

“At Borgo Casa al Vento wine is the fruit of the love and passion we have for this wonderful land” - he says Michele Monica, sales manager Borgo Casa al Vento - "FATA they are the initials of Fire, Air, Earth and Water, four identifying elements of the family Gioffreda owner of the company, which thanks to the respect of the land and its fruits, today produces organic wines. "

Elegant both in the bottle and in the graphics, FATA represents an exclusivity, in fact there are only 300 numbered bottles, ready for a long aging.


"This wine is aged in French oak barrels for two years and has a good longevity" - he continues Monica - "we in fact recommend opening this year the 2015 in about 15 years, when the wine will have an excellent ready drink."

A harmonious and dry wine, of an intense ruby ​​red color, on the nose the bouquet is complex and spicy with hints of red and black berries, excellent tannins.

"After a few years of aging in the bottle the scents of fruit will come out" - he continues Monica - "a distinctive feature of this Merlot that comes from the mixed clay and Galestro lands of Gaiole in Chianti."

Borgo Casa al Vento it is reached after crossing a white road, a building recovery resulting from the skilful restoration of the family Gioffreda that in the early years' 90 has restored luster to this wonderful jewel of rural architecture.