If you think you’ve seen all of Chianti’s expressions, Il Borghetto’s extremely detailed and ethereal Sangiovese may surprise you. Owner Antonio Cavallini organically farms 5ha of vineyards and 12ha of olive groves in Montefiridolfi, a hilltop town in the northwest corner of Chianti Classico. The area could be considered a 'sottozona' or subzone of the San Casciano zone. The clay soil with some limestone has excellent water retention and gives wines with finesse, freshness, and elegance, even during hot and dry vintages. The approach in the cellar, in general, is minimal intervention, including native yeast fermentations in large open concrete vats or plastic containers. There are no pumps, and all racking is with gravity. Herbal notes, crushed flowers, and elegant fruit describe the wines in general. "Montigiano" is a fresh, youthful expression of pure Sangiovese.