Poggiotondo are located north of Empoli, in the western part of Chianti (although Rosato wines cannot be labelled as Chianti). Conchiglie, meaning seashell, is the name of the vineyard, which is full of ancient fossils. The grapes for this wine are Sangiovese and come from a vineyard in the western part of Chianti. On the nose there is a hint of strawberry, rhubarb and some pretty bright florals and candy floss. The palate has a zesty citrus edge with lots of ripe red fruits. This is a dry and savoury rosé.
Alberto Antonini is an influential and much respected consultant winemaker, with clients around the world, particularly in Italy and Argentina. He is a strong advocate of ‘natural’ winemaking in the true meaning of that concept, in a belief in wines that reflect their sense of place, unadorned by excessive alcohol, sweetness or oak. His vineyards have been certified organic since 2014. Poggiotondo is his family estate, where he makes clean, bright, very classic examples of Chianti.