When it comes to the real big hitters of the Italian wine scene, you can’t help but look at the Tuscan region of Chianti and feel somewhat impressed.

For hundreds and hundreds of years, this green and pleasant land, with its rolling vineyards and crumbling castles, has defined the wine identity of Italy, and has inspired much of the rest of the world.

Here we find old, traditional winemakers, using time-honoured methods and heritage vines to create truly beautiful, bright and balanced wines that match the sunny, breezy, easy-going atmosphere that Tuscany is famed for.

Poderi del Paradiso fits this bill fairly comfortably, and if you’re looking for a high quality, quintessentially Tuscan red wine, they’re a deeply rewarding winery to reach for.

However, Poderi del Paradiso are no slaves to tradition. Indeed, they - along with many of their neighbours in the Chianti Colli Senesi DOCG, are happy to stick it to the man and break various Italian wine laws, by planting Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Syrah grapes alongside the indigenous (and legally acceptable) Sangiovese.

As such, they are able to produce a wide range of superb wines, each of which displays a different aspect of their gorgeous and unique terroir.

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