Chiara Condello is a name you’re going to hear a lot about in the future – a thrillingly talented new producer in the Italian province of Romagna and an exciting new signing for us. Chiara’s Sangiovese-based wines offer a slightly darker fruit profile than the red-fruited expressions of Chianti; they possess an uncommon depth of luxuriant deep blue fruit, coupled with a rare silken elegance. The 2017 Romagna Sangiovese offers a beautiful contrast to the Chianti Classicos of Istine and Castellinuzza, a gorgeously gluggable Italian red for drinking deep with all manner of foods. Such a useful wine. It’s clear that Chiara is a winemaker of the highest order.