Istine is a family-run winery.
The company consists of 20 hectares of vineyards in the municipalities of Radda and Gaiole in Chianti, Tuscany region.
The land is not in a single body, but in separate plots with distinct characteristics. What they have in common is certainly the high altitude and predominantly rocky soils, an excellent combination for the exaltation of Chianti Sangiovese. Freshness, elegance and minerality.
From the 2012 harvest the project of separate vinification of Sangiovese according to the origin of the vineyard was born, thus obtaining different wines based only on the characteristics of that specific vineyard, such as exposure, soil and altitude.
It starts with Sangiovese harvested in Vigna Istine (located between Radda and Castellina), with Sangiovese harvested in Vigna Casanova (near Radda) and from 2013 with Vigna Cavarchione (Gaiole).
Since the 2016 harvest we are certified as bio.
We then completed the production range with our fresh Sangiovese Rosato and our Riserva, which aims to be the perfect synthesis of the company in that vintage, a Merlot produced at 550 meters and a White made in amphora with native Tuscan vines.
Finally, thanks to the collaboration with a Piedmontese distillery, we produce a vermouth always based on our Sangiovese.
Here you can find some pictures of us