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Sean O’Callaghan, originally from Somerset, South West England, moved to Tuscany in 1991 after studying winemaking in Germany. He was head winemaker at the renowned estate Riecine for 25 years, leaving in 2016 following the estate coming under new ownership.


Though not a native, Sean has an unsurpassed knowledge and understanding of the local terroir and microclimates of the CHianti regions, and a unique affinity with the Sangiovese grape. He is known to his friends as ‘Il Guercio’, meaning ‘one- eyed bandit’, referring to the fact that he was born blind in his right eye, which he credits with giving him a unique perspective on winemaking, and on life in general.


The Chianti Classico is foot-crushed with 10% whole bunch maceration.  Fermented on the skins for 2 months in steel the resulting wine is then further aged in a mixture of old oak and steel tank. 

Tenuta di Carleone - Chianti Classico 2021


6 Bottles 10% Off

  • Name Chianti Classico
    Producer Tenuta di Carleone
    Style Red
    Country Italy
    Region Radda in Chianti, Tuscany
    Vintage 2021
    Grape Sangiovese
    ABV % 13.5
    Production Natural fermentation. Unfined. Unfiltered. Vegan
    Tasting notes Silken + Indulgent + Complex
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