The story here is a familiar one, a family farm once thrived, only to be abandoned as the era of sharecropping lead way to the industrial revolution. Vineyards disappeared, only to be replanted decades later, first as a hobby, and eventually as the business that it is today. Perhaps less typical, but not altogether unheard of, is Monica Raspi’s story.
A successful veterinarian, in 2007 Monica was faced with a difficult decision. The time had come to either sell the family farm or rejuvenate it. Her father always told her the Chiantis of Fattoria Pomona were among the very best! So, with no wine experience, just ample conviction, Monica made the career change. Instinctively, she felt organic farming was best and The property was certified in 2012.
Pomona has a modest 6 hectares under vine - producing fewer than 350 cases each year. The utmost attention Is given to producing wine that could only come from here. The cellar is simple, modest, surprisingly so considering the explosive, bright, and vivid nature of the wines. Wines that are produced are not only an homage to their terroir, but also to each growing season. Vintage character is highly prized so perhaps having no equipment to modify the wine’s inherent nature is less surprising after all.