PoggiotondoTerre di Cresci Chianti Classico 2016Product code: 2992
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About the Winery
The history of the Italian wine label, Poggiotondo dates back to as early as 1968, when a passionate agriculturalist, Carlo Antonni bought a few estates of the historic noble family of Conti Guidi. These estates are now located in the Cerreto Guidi in the district of Medioevo, Florence Province. The Poggiotondo property is the place where Carlo’s family stays currently.
The 28-hectare vineyards are known for growing high-quality vines, because the place is blessed with excellent climate. Located at just around 40km from the Tirrenian Sea, this place experiences Mediterranean climate, which is cool and windy. Organic viticultural methods are followed to plant the vines at an average altitude of around 100m.
All of these factors help the Poggiotondo vineyards to grow rare but indigenous grape varietals such as Colorino, Canaiolo and a small amount of Trebbiano with great care and precision. You will also find the not-so-rare grape varietal of Sangiovese in these vineyards in plenty.
The wines of Poggiotondo are known for their vitality and intensity. The popular wines from this label are:
Poggiotondo Chianti DOCG – This wine is made from 85% Sangiovese, 10% Canaiolo and 5% Colorino varietals. Natural yeasts are used for fermenting the Poggiotondo wines. Here, the grapes are bladder-pressed before they are fermented in unroasted oak casks.
Poggiotondo Chianti Superiore – This wine is made from Sangiovese, Canaiolo and Colorino grapes grown in a select plot of 26 hectares at a height of around 100m. Oak and concrete barrels are used for fermentation using the natural gravity system.
Chianti Riserva DOCG – This wine is exclusively made from Sangiovese grapes grown in the southeast part of the Chianti Reserva. Only those grapes grown on the select 0.86 hectares are used for crafting these wines.
In the year 2014, Poggiotondo was certified as an organic winery after three years of 100% biodynamic and viticultural practices.