Named Buontalenti after the famous 16th century Florentine architect who designed the Villa Medicea in Cerreto Guidi, this Chianti has ripe aromatics and lovely depth. For over 20 years, Alberto Antonini has been involved in a project that involves a number of growers that farm vineyards in the area surrounding his hometown 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 a couple of miles away from his Poggiotondo estate.
The wine is deep ruby in colour. On the nose, 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.