Chianti Superiore

Chianti Superiore

Poggiotondo

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. As a result, he has released a Chianti ‘Bio’ as his new entry level wine.

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Vineyards

The wine is made from a selection of fruit from the low yielding Poggiotondo estate vineyards. Soils are limestone and the vines are Guyot pruned and trained using vertical shoot positioning. The estate has recently converted to organic viticulture and is certified organic from vintage 2014.

Vintage Information

Throughout the 2014 growing season conditions were humid and rainy. At harvest, however, the weather cleared up and allowed the grapes to finish ripening in healthy conditions. Harvest took place between 15th and 18th September.

Vinification

The fruit was destemmed and gently crushed before fermentation in concrete tanks for 15 days at approximately 28°C. The wine was then pressed into large untoasted oak casks, where it went through malolactic fermentation before ageing for 12 months. This was followed by six months of ageing in bottle before release.

Tasting Notes

Deep, dark fruits and a slight earthiness come through on the complex nose. The palate has soft, velvety tannins and great breadth. The finish is long and complex.

Vintage Information

Vintage 2014
Grape varieties 90% Sangiovese
10% Canaiolo
Region Chianti Superiore, Tuscany
Winemaker Alberto Antonini
Alcohol (ABV) 13.5%
Acidity 5.5g/l
Residual Sugar 1.2g/l
Wine pH 3.57