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Conchiglie Chianti Riserva

Conchiglie Chianti Riserva


The wine is mid to light garnet in colour. The nose is full of ripe dark and red fruit aromas, which combine with a delicate spiciness. The palate is full and rich complemented by good acidity and a velvety texture from the fine grained tannins. The finish is long with great persistence.

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Alberto Antonini’s Poggiotondo estate is situated in the hills to the north-west of Empoli in western Tuscany. These hills are south and south-west facing, planted primarily with Sangiovese. The estate has been certified organic since the 2014 vintage.

This wine is made soley from Sangiovese grapes grown in a one hectare vineyard planted in 1990. It is situated on top of a south-east facing hill and is called "Vigna delle Conchiglie", at an altitude of 100 meters above sea level. The name comes from the old marine soils which are rich with calcareous seashells (conchiglie). Planting density is 5,950 vines per hectare, trained with vertical shoot positioning and Guyot pruning. Yields are kept low at less than a kilogram per vine, the equivalent of 5 tonnes per hectare.

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