Pierluigi Tolaini, a native of Tuscany, immigrated to Canada in 1959. He planned to work a few years, make some money then go back home, buy a farm, marry his high school sweetheart and make some good wine. In 1998 he returned to his native land and purchased some of the best land in Chianti Classico.
He constructed, from the roots up, this state-of-the-art winery and brought together the best technology and winemakers to bring to light wines that would be a true expression of this significant region.
The Valdisanti by Tolaini is one of my favorite Tuscans I have tried this year. A powerful blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Sangiovese. It has incredible depth of flavors but with an almost Bordeaux like structure and finesse to it.