Poggiotondo is in western Tuscany and has been certified organic since 2014. Made from grapes grown on six individual parcels from the best vineyard sites, this wine has flavours of ripe cherries balanced by grainy, classic Chianti tannins.
90% Sangiovese , 7% Canaiolo, 3% Colorino
Deep ruby in colour. On the nose, aromas of red cherries and plums are married with hints of dried oregano. Ripe cherries flavours on the palate are coupled with grainy tannins, typical of traditional Chianti, and a vibrant, fresh acidity on the finish.
The fruit for this wine come from vineyards in the Tuscan village of Cerreto Guidi near the town of Empoli in the Chianti area. The vineyard is located on a south-west facing slope at 100 meters above sea level. The soils here are of marine origin, calcareous with a strong presence of white sea shells that impart elegance and complexity to the wines. The vines are 16 years old on average and trained with vertical shoot positioning and Guyot pruned. The vineyards have been certified organic since the 2014 vintage.
The 2018 vintage in Chianti was cooler than average and this was a welcome relief for the vines after the heat of the 2017 vintage. Fine weather during spring resulted in excellent conditions for flowering and fruit set. The grapes underwent a problem-free, slow ripening during the mild summer and were harvested with great intensity of flavour, balanced by a vibrant acidity.
The Poggiotondo estate is situated in the hills to the northwest of Empoli in western Tuscany. These hills are south and southwest facing, and are planted primarily with Sangiovese. Alberto Antonini’s estate has been certified organic since the 2014 vintage. His aim is to make wines with a strong sense of place, which exemplify the very best from Chianti.
Feature(s): Certified Organic, Practicing Biodynamic, Vegetarian, Practising Biodynamic, Vegan
Winemaker: Alberto Antonini
Alcohol (ABV): 13 %
Acidity: 5 g/l
Residual sugar: 0,41 g/l