Nittardi is a winery located in the heart of Tuscany, Italy, specifically in the Chianti Classico region. The estate has a long history that dates back to the 16th century, and it was originally owned by the Renaissance artist Michelangelo Buonarroti. Today, Nittardi produces high-quality wines using traditional winemaking methods combined with modern techniques.
The winery's flagship wine is the Nittardi Riserva Chianti Classico DOCG, which is made with a blend of Sangiovese, Canaiolo, and other red grape varieties. This wine is aged in French oak barrels for 18 months, giving it a complex flavor profile with notes of cherry, blackberry, tobacco, and spice. Nittardi also produces other Chianti Classico wines, as well as a Super Tuscan blend called Ad Astra, made with Sangiovese, Merlot, and Cabernet Sauvignon.
In addition to its wine production, Nittardi is also known for its commitment to the arts. The winery has a longstanding tradition of commissioning contemporary artists to design the labels for their wines, resulting in a unique and creative collection of labels over the years. Nittardi also hosts an artist residency program, inviting international artists to come and create art inspired by the winery and the surrounding Tuscan landscape.