Interesting people do interesting things, and they don’t stop doing things, even though those things change. This tongue-tying statement perfectly describes Michaela Rodeno, renowned as the founding CEO of St. Supery, and Vice President-Marketing of Domaine Chandon prior to that.
Today, some of her seemingly inexhaustible energy is focused on the family winery, Villa Ragazzi. Sangiovese was the early focus, and wines include a varietal Sangiovese wine as well as this Super-Tuscan. The latter is a term used to describe renegade wines coming out of Tuscany that blended in, or solely used, international varieties like Cabernet Sauvignon, which was a no-no at the time for fine wines. These Super-Tuscans exploded in popularity and a new category of wine was born. The Faraona is a juicy sip of rich red cherry and zesty cranberry fruits with sultry, smoky undertones.