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Poggiotondo - Chianti Superiore 2016

Information

  • Country: Italy
  • Wine Region: Tuscany
  • Wine Area: Chianti
  • Wine Maker: Alberto Antonini
  • Grape: Sangiovese
  • Grape Percentage: 90% Sangiovese,10% Merlot
  • Alcohol Percentage: 13.5
  • Unit Quantity (ml): 750
  • Best To Drink: Drink Now
Duty/Vat Paid
VS: 16 (2012) JR: 16.5 (2012)

Wine 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.

Winery Information

Poggiotondo

Alberto Antonini bought land next to his father?s estate in 2001 and planted about 50 hectares of vineyard. He set about ensuring the vineyards were state of the art, planted with a high density of 6,250 vines per hectare, which gives a low yield per vine and all the newest and best quality clones. The vineyards are situated on beautiful hills, some of them ?conche?, or shell-shaped, which are south and southwest facing. Located in the western part of the Chianti region, in the small village.. read more

Expert Reviews

Vinous/Antonio Galloni (2012)16 pts

Sept 14 - Bright red. Floral redcurrant and flinty blueberry on the perfumed nose. Juicy, tart flavors of redcurrant, flint and minerals linger nicely through the bright finish. A lovely everyday Chianti.

JancisRobinson.com (2012)16.5 pts

Tasted Sept 15 - Smells rich and sweetly fruited. Some oak spice and sweetness. Lovely balance between fruit and savoury flavours and just a touch of leather on the finish. Dry, finely textured tannins. (JH)

Vinification Notes

The fruit was fermented in stainless steel tanks for eight days at approximately 28°C and then underwent a 10 day extended maceration to give the wine more fullness and structure. Post fermentation, the wine was aged in French oak barriques, 50% of which were new, for 12 months followed by six months in bottle before release.