Geremia is named for the ancestor of the Ricasoli family who founded Rocca di Montegrossi in the 7th century. His descendent would eventually codify the recipe for Chianti. Thus, Geremia is a wine with ancient roots and modern flavor. Made from Merlot and Cab, only in great vintages, this wine boasts intense aromas of sour cherry, orange peel, anise and a touch of vanilla. History never tasted so good.
Marco Ricasoli-Firidolfi, descended from the first Prime Minister of Italy, owns and runs one of the finest estates in all of Tuscany: Rocca di Montegrossi, just south of Gaiole. With the help of renowned enologist Attilio Pagli, they shepherd the ancient San Marcellino vineyard toward greatness. One could make a very convincing case that this is one of the top five producers in all of Chianti Classico. The wines have purity, breed, and superb concentration.
The 2016 Geremia is a total knock-out. An exotic mélange of sweet dark cherry, plum, chocolate, licorice, spice and menthol races out of the glass. The 2016 is deep, dense and full of character. It is also easy to drink with minimal cellaring. Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon work so well here in the way they express richness and structure, all with a real sense of Tuscan raw power.