Buontalenti - Chianti

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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.

Vineyards
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.
Vintage Information
Lower temperatures in April delayed budding by about ten days. A warm spring was followed by a hot summer with little rain. Luckily the month of September was perfect with the right amount of rain and the right atmospheric humidity. This largely contributed to an extremely healthy crop with excellent maturation throughout.
Vinification
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.
Tasting Notes
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.