"Maurizio Alongi is one of the new generations of emerging producers in Chianti Classico making compelling wines. Alongi’s Chianti Classico Riserva emerges from Vigna Barbischio, a dramatic mountain site basically surrounded by forest on three sides. There are two blocks; the first lies at 400-460 meters in altitude, while the second smaller piece is a bit lower. Both parcels are south facing, but the row orientation in the upper block encourages earlier ripening. The wildness of Vigna Barbischio is compelling, as is the wine." - Antonio Galloni, Vinous
For almost 30 years, Maurizio had been working as oenologist helping others to show themselves through their wines. Even though his professional background is strongly linked with Chianti, he worked in different areas of Italy dealing with wine varieties and getting in touch with unique people. Despite the mentioned experiences, his roots are still in Siena and in Gaiole in Chianti where he lives. “I have decided to produce just one wine, by traditional grapes coming from just one vineyard in order to chase an old dream, showing the extraordinary potentialities of my land”.