2017 Chianti Rufina, Cedro, Fattoria Lavacchio, Tuscany, Italy
£17 £13.50 per bottle
I visited this property last year to attend a wedding and it is a truly beautiful set up. The wines are not too heavy or chewy and this makes them what I affectionately call “gluggers”. Youthful, buoyant and refreshing, this fresh Sangiovese is red fruit themed and sprinkled with crisp acidity on its finish. There is a light dusting of tannin here, but it is largely overtaken by the ebullient fruit and so you can crack on with this genial red right away. It’s a good all-day red, as I found out while standing under their magnificent cedar tree, which features on the label!