In 1968 Carlo Antonini acquired the historic properties that once belonged to the Conti Guidi in the medieval hamlet of Cerreto Guidi in the heart of Tuscany. Carlo's son Alberto inherited his father's passion for viticulture, and now runs the estate with his wife Alessandra. 28 hectares are under vine at 100 metres above sea level, with Sangiovese, Canaiolo, Colorino and a little Trebbiano for their classic DOCG Chianti, Chianti Superiore and Chianti Reserva wines. Additionally they cultivate some Vermentino for their IGT Toscana white wine. The vineyards are farmed organically with certification since 2014, and they practice biodynamic principles. Here the climate is Mediterranean, and a little warmer than other Chianti regions due to its proximity to the Tyrrhenian Sea about 40 kilometres away. The soils are calcareous of marine origin, rich in white sea shells which imbue the wines with elegance and complexity. Poggiotondo are known for their high quality wines, which have great vitality and purity, exemplifying the very best of the Chianti region.