Monte Bernardi ‘Italia, Ti Adoro’ Vino da Tavola (1 Liter)
In 2003 Michael Schmelzer, who is American, moved to Italy with his family and purchased 10ha of organic vineyards in the “belly button of Chianti Classico” at Monte Bernardi. He now produces impressive, traditionally-styled Chiantis from his small-ish 130 acre estate. But like many winemakers Michael also wanted to make a table wine that could be enjoyed younger and at a lower price. Hence he created ‘Ti Adoro’, which is literally classified as a ‘vino da tavola’ but Michael likes to call it his ‘IGT Italia’ or a wine that celebrates Italian wines in all its forms. He sources organic Sangiovese from Tuscany, Nero d’Avola from Sicily, and Montepulciano from Marche and bottles it in a liter bottle to emphasize that this is a wine to be shared with family and friends.