Country: Italy Region: Tuscany Vintage: 2015
Category: Red Wine Color: Red Varietal: Sangiovese and blends
For over twenty years, Alberto Antonini has been overseeing a project that involves a number of growers that farm vineyards in the area surrounding his home town of Cerreto Guidi. Alberto oversees and consults on vineyard management and harvest timing, selecting only the best fruit that is then vinified in a shared winery that is only a couple of miles away from his Poggiotondo estate. Named Buontalenti after the famous 16th century Florentine architect who designed the Villa Medicea in Cerreto Guidi, this Chianti shows beautiful depth, ripe aromatics and a long finish that reflects the outstanding 2015 vintage.
Product Features: Vegetarian
Winemaker: Alberto Antonini
For Buontalenti, Alberto selects grapes from growers with whom he has a long term relationship. All the fruit is from vineyards in the Chianti DOCG area and in particular from growers in the area around Cerreto Guidi.
"The fruit was fermented with indigenous yeasts and were pressed in a gentle pneumatic press to extract the juice. The wine was aged in cement tanks and large, untoasted casks to allow the quality of the fruit to shine."
Bright cherry fruit aromas are combined with hints of chocolate and balsamic vinegar. On the palate, the fruit is supported by fine-grained tannins and a gently savoury herb and mineral finish.
Food Suggestion: Pair this with classic Tuscan dishes such as wild boar ragu, grilled steak and stewed white beans.
Closure: Stelvin ABV:12% Acidity [g/l]: 5.5