Fattoria di Sammontana is about as old-school of a Chianti producer that we know. With roots dating back to the 12th century, the property once housed monks seeking respite from the bustling streets of Florence. Flash forward 900 years, the family now in its 4th generation is farming their 13 hectares of vineyards biodynamically and are crafting humble wines that are reflective of the diverse landscape were they were grown. Their Chianti is a rustic charmer of a wine -- fresh cherries (think cherry-cola) and rooted herbal notes give way to an earthy, mineral finish. Porchetta anyone?