Goedhuis, June 2020
Renzo Marinai perfectly illustrates the amazing value to be found in this beautiful part of central Tuscany. The estate covers a mere 6 hectares and from it Renzo produces a wonderful Chianti Classico full of substance and body. The 2015 has a lovely concentration of ripe dark fruit flavours, soft yet ample tannins and a spicy finish.
Antonio Galloni, January 2018,
The 2015 Chianti Classico is dark, plush and inviting, with plenty of black cherry, mocha, spice, licorice, wild herb, chocolate and inky dark purplish fruit signatures. Readers should expect an overt, concentrated style, but there is also just enough freshness to keep things in check. The 2015 Chianti Classico is one of the better wines I have tasted from the estate in some time. I hope it represents the future direction of these wines.
Tom Heidman spent two years travelling round Europe to find the perfect vineyard and found his dream location in this glorious corner of Tuscany. Renzo Marinai’s vines cover a mere 6 hectares of the estate so this is a tiny operation in comparison to other estates in the area. Located just outside of the town of Panzano, between Florence and Siena, at 400 metres above sea level, the altitude is relatively high in terms of Chianti Classico, and combined with the marl soil, the location is perfectly suited to the Sangiovese, Cabernet Sauvignon and Canaiolo grapes. The overall style of the wines produced at Renzo Marinai is one of substance and body with excellent concentration of ripe dark flavours, which typifies the Chiantis produced to the north of the region.
Arguably the most celebrated of all Italian regions for its sun, delicious food and rich wines. Chianti lies at the heart of this centrally located, picturesque and expansive area. Tuscany is also home to Chianti's more powerful cousin, Brunello di Montalcino, illustrious Super Tuscanblends and spicy, exuberant whites.