Poggiotondo

Poggiotondo

Country: Italy
Region: Tuscany
Winemaker: Alberto Antonini & Alessandra Renieri

Alberto Antonini and Alessandra Renieri’s home estate is located in the idyllic Chianti countryside between Florence and Pisa. Poggiotondo means “round hill”. Astonishingly (since the Mediterranean is now only barely visible in the distance, many kilometers away) the vineyards on top of the steep 300m hills are studded with white marine fossils –ammonites, clams, and oysters that infuse the wines with a very distinct briny minerality. Poggiotondo was certified Organic in 2014, and biodynamic farming practices are now being introduced. Alberto’s mantra is “if you want to make wines of place, first you must take care of the place”. The main focus is native Tuscan grapes such as sangiovese and vermentino, although there is also some spectacular syrah. In addition to 123 acres of vines, the Poggiotondo farm also includes 2,000 olive trees. Pedro Parra has conducted GPS mapping and an electrical conductivity survey of the property in order to adopt the principles of precision agriculture.