Best Buy Wines: Imports $25 and under
Poggiotondo is the family estate of Alberto Antonini, one of Italy’s stellar winemakers. In Australia he works with Pizzini in the King Valley and is a partner in Heathcote’s rising star, Greenstone. Back in Italy Alberto has spent the past decade replanting the vineyards and transforming the Poggiotondo property. His fresh, bright Rosato is made from sangiovese with 10 per cent each of merlot and syrah. Delightful aromatics of loganberry and cherry stone. The palate is quite savoury, the finish tight and minerally.
Peter Bourne, Best Buy Wines: Imports $25 and under, Gourmet Traveller Wine, Dec 2011/Jan 2012
Poggiotondo covers 70 hectares on the Western hills of the Chianti region which provides a perfect microclimate for growing grapes. The soil conditions and the ideal exposure of the vineyards to sunlight together with the climate and low yielding vineyard management
Practice ensure perfect ripening of well balanced and flavour ripe grapes. Alberto Antonini the owner and winemaker at Poggiotondo makes his Poggiotondo wines in a modern style, whilst adhering to the true regional characteristics of the Chianti region in which the grapes are grown. Balance and harmony is the philosophy of all Poggiotondo wines.