Pagano Chianti is a modern style Tuscan wine produced from 85% Sangiovese, 10% Canaiolo Nero and 5% Ciliegiolo. The wine is un-oaked and extended maceration with the grape skins provides moderate depth and body to balance its ripe fruit flavors.
Pagano is made by the Castellani family who has been making wines in Chianti Classico since 1903. Today they own and operate six estates throughout Tuscany and the winery is located in Pontedera, outside of Pisa. The family’s business has grown over the decades, but their extensive history and experience crafting quality wines continues to emphasize sustainable practices. The estate soils are fertilized naturally using Sovescio (green manuring). Vines are re-planted using Massal Selection from exceptional old vines (instead of nursery clones). Vineyards are diversified with multiple varieties and other crops – no monoculture. Even wild hares are bred in and live around the vines. In the cellar, with the exception of sulfites, no chemicals, additives, GMOs, grain, soy or dairy are used. This wine is vegan friendly and gluten free.