Podere Erica is a small biodynamic and organic farm in the heart of the Chianti Classico region. Their wines are named after the native birds found on their property that encompasses the vineyard, olive trees and a small forest.
“With the tremendous passion and dedication of our winemaker, Marco Giordano, we are committed to producing great-tasting, balanced wines in a manner that preserves the natural characteristics of our grapes and respects our land and environment.
We are certified organic in Italy. Our organic and biodynamic practices start in the vineyard (no chemical fertilizers, no chemical pesticides or herbicides, or synthetic products) and then continue into the wine cellar where there are no added chemicals to our wines and they experience natural fermentation. Of course, we hand-harvest our grapes.
Podere Erica is situated in an ideal wine-growing location within the Toscana IGT – the important geographical denomination from which most of the well-known “Supertuscan” wines come. We are located at an altitude of 1,150 feet with favorable southern exposures, gentle slopes and limestone-clay soil rich in galestro – a soft, clay-like soil that breaks apart easily.”