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Poggio al Tesoro Sondraia Bolgheri Superiore DOC

2014

In a Nutshell

Poggio al Tesoro are one of the finest estates in Italy to have emerged in recent years.

Tasting Notes

Sondraia has become a classic in the Bolgheri area, the 2014 shows a wonderful elegance in a challenging vintage. Rich and full plummy fruit but with wonderfully savoury structure that would ideally love some time to develop.

Production Notes

After de-stemming and soft pressing, fermentation took place in temperature-controlled stainless steel tanks at 28-30°C for 10 days. Frequent `delestage` or rack and return, as well as punching down the cap, was used to extract good colour and ripe tannins. Post-fermentation maceration took place for 22 days, the wine was then aged in 50% new and 50% one year old French barriques for 18 months. It was released after nine months in bottle.

Grape Blend

65%

Cabernet Sauvignon

25%

Merlot

10%

Cabernet Franc

Producer - Poggio al Tesoro

One of the most exciting estates to have emerged from Italy in recent years, Poggio al Tesoro is a 70 hectare property in Bolgheri acquired in 2002 by the Allegrini family.

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Poggio al Tesoro Sondraia Bolgheri Superiore DOC

Detailed Information

Type

Red

Country

Italy

Region

Tuscany

Vintage

2014

Size

0.75L

ABV

14%

Grape

Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot

Closure

Cork

£57.00

Press Quotes & Awards

This is a big success for the difficult 2014 vintage with plenty of blackberry, currant and spice. Hints of cedar and toasted oak. Full body, tight and tannic. Needs at least three or four years to come together but a beautifully structured red. 95 points.

James Suckling, “2015 Super Star Super Tuscan”, jamessuckling.com, 29 August 2017

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