- Tasting Notes & Technical Details
Terre del Buontalenti is a Tuscan collaboration connecting small grape growers under the expert guidance of winemaker Alberto Antonini. This alliance of “great talents” aims for a conscious return to tradition in the vineyard and the cellar. The resulting wines are pure, clean and recognisable for their freshness and quality. The vineyards of Terre del Buontalenti are located in Tuscany: limestone, schist, granite and sandstone are characteristic of this region’s mineral-rich soils. These precious nutrients are absorbed by the vines and their characteristics are reflected in the wines’ personalities, giving them juiciness, vibrancy, vitality and great texture.
Terre del Buontalenti’s core values are restoring tradition and safeguarding the ‘soil-plant-climate’ balance and these are the key to this project’s development.
The Rosato brings floral hints of lily and violet on the nose, alongside notes of fresh red cherry, tomato leaf, wild berries and cloves. The palate is well-balanced with a powerful minerality, refreshing acidity and wonderfully elegant finish.
The Vermentino Ansonica is fermented in concrete thanks to maintain the lively, distinct fruit-driven and mineral characters. On the nose it shows perfumes of white flowers, ripe stoned fruit such as white peaches and a touch of flint. The red IGT is a blend of Sangiovese and Merlot. The wine shows perfumes of red berry fruit, redcurrant, strawberry, and a touch of vibrant, tangy dark blueberry fruit, lightly spiced. On the palate it has a rounded tannin structure and great balance.
The grapes for this wine come from a meticulous selection in different vineyards on the southern coast of Tuscany. The grapes are grown both on sandy and clay soils and are trained to the Guyot system.
The 2022 vintage started with a dry mild winter and a fresh spring with low rainfall. From mid-may to mid-august there was no rainfall and high temperatures during the day. A careful daily work of the soil reduced the water stress in the vineyards. In mid-august a heavy rainfall allowed us to have perfectly ripen, healthy grapes at the end of the growing season. The harvest started in the first week of September, when the grapes had reached perfect organoleptic balance and ripeness.
The whole clusters were gently pressed and the juice naturally settled at 8 °C. After a few days of contact with gross lees, the must was racked off and fermented in temperature controlled concrete tanks at 18 °C for 20 days. No malolactic fermentation was allowed to take place. The wine remained on the fine lees in temperature controlled concrete tanks until bottling.
The Vermentino Ansonica is light, pale straw in colour, clear and bright. On the nose it shows perfumes of white flowers, ripe stoned fruit such as white peaches and a touch of flint. On the palate the wine is lively with distinct mineral characters, well-balanced and fruit driven, with notes of golden apple and yellow peach, almost tropical.