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Buondonno Chianti Classico Riserva 2017



Details of wine

The Buondonno winery is located on the hills of the Chianti Classico, here Gabriele Buondonno and Valeria Sodano begin their adventure in the production of wine, being among the first 20 Tuscan wineries to receive organic certification.

The work inside the vineyard develops in the most natural way possible so as to keep the delicate balances present unchanged, banishing chemical fertilizers and using only compounds of natural origin.

Chianti Classico Riserva is produced only in the best Sangiovese vintages, a selection in the selection obtained in purity, hand-harvested and left to ferment first in steel and then in Slavonian barrels.

A red of great importance and thickness, to which the passage in wood gives a lively tannin texture accompanied by a long and persistent finish.

If you get lost in the Chianti hills you can always stop in the first tavern, order a bottle of this wine pairing it with the queen of meats ... Fiorentina!




Rosso rubino.


Sentori di frutti rossi di bosco, cannella, cuoio e tabacco.


Ben equilibrato e di buona struttura. Finale lungo e persistente.


Classico rosso da abbinare ai piatti tipici toscani come carne alla griglia o una bella pappa al pomodoro.



YEAR 2017
TRAINING SYSTEM Guyot ed Archetto toscano.
ALCOL 14.50
FORMAT 0,75 L Standard



LOCATION Casavecchia, Sicellino (SI)
GROUND Argillo-calcareo con abbondante scheletro pietroso.
REFINEMENT In botti di rovere di piccole e medie capacità (5/25 hl) per 22/24 mesi durante i quali svolge la fermentazione malolattica. Messo in bottiglia si affina per almeno 6 mesi prima della commercializzazione.
WINEMAKING Fermentazione naturale con lieviti indigeni in vasca in cemento con lunga macerazione di almeno 4 settimane.



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Name: Buondonno
Address: Loc. La Piazza, 37 - Castellina in Chianti (SI)
Web Site: www.buondonno.com

The farm appears clearly in the maps drafted by the Guelph Faction Captains in 1549, in which it is marked as "the place of Lionardo Buonarroti", nephew of Michelangelo. Looking at the correspondence between the nephew and his 74-year-old uncle, at the time resident in Rome, we learned that the farm at Casavecchia was bought by Michelangelo himself, and that the wine produced in this area was already renowned at that time: "I would rather have two barrels of Trebbiano than eight shirts", wrote Michelangelo to Lionardo, arguing that he would have liked to bring some of the wine as a gift to the Pope. The two of us, Gabriele and Valeria, fresh graduates in Naples with a great craving for agriculture, resolved on purchasing the farm in 1988. Since then, with commitment and perseverance, we grew increasingly devoted to viticulture, giving birth to a small farm strictly based on the principles of Organic Agriculture. A place in which to make quality wines, while giving our customers a unique chance to spend their holidays in direct contact with nature. Since the very beginning of our activity, we soon became inclined towards Organic Agriculture, because it seemed, and in fact still seems to date, as the best way to operate within the natural environment, on the tip of our toes, trying to alter its balance as little as possible. Since 1989, we have been enrolled in the Coordination of Tuscan Organic Producers (www.ctpb.it) with the registration number 17, becoming part of one of the first organic producers associations to be born in Italy. In 1995, together with a group of small Tuscan and Piedmontese organic farms, we founded the association Trimillii - Amici viticoltori di Piemonte e Toscana, which then became a consortium through which we took part in numerous exhibitions and trade fairs, experimenting with new forms of promotion and collaboration up until 2013. In 2016, along with various winemakers and operators involved in the environmental protection of the Chianti area, we founded the Biodistretto del Chianti, which aims to promote organic farming along with all those good practices aimed at respecting the territory and the environment as much as possible.