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Poggio al Tesoro Sondraia Bolgheri Superiore DOC

2012

In a Nutshell

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

Tasting Notes

Sondraia has a vivid red colour, with intense notes of fresh fruit and herbs on the nose. On the palate, the wine opens up with great class and silky smoothness. Well balanced, this is a powerful wine with great finesse.

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

Poggio al Tesoro Sondraia Bolgheri Superiore DOC

Detailed Information

Type

Red

Country

Italy

Region

Tuscany

Vintage

2012

Size

0.75L

ABV

14%

Grape

Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot

Closure

Cork

£33.50

Press Quotes & Awards

Tuscan Red Trophy and Gold Medal

International Wine Challenge 2016

With its 'rich, full and rounded profile of acidity, minerality and tannins', Jonathan Kleeman of Social Eating House could see 'very good ageing potential' still with this wine. 'Hints of green peppercorn and black cherry on the nose, developing firm and savoury tannins with a persistent finish,' added Devon Pryor of Blandford Comptoir.

Judges Comments, Sommelier Wine Awards 2016

Silver Medal

Sommelier Wine Awards 2016

Aromas of sweet tobacco, blackberries and blackcurrants. Full body, round and juicy tannins and a fruity and flavourful finish. Lots going on. 92 points

James Suckling, 'Super Super Tuscans', jamessuckling.com August 2015

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