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Poggio al Tesoro Sondraia Bolgheri Superiore DOC

2015

In a Nutshell

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

Tasting Notes

Sondraia has quickly become a classic in the Bolgheri area. Perfectly ripe grapes and painstaking work in the cellar yield a wine with intense notes of fresh fruit and herbs which follow through on the palate, where the wine opens up with great class and silky smoothness. A wine of great structure lending itself to some reasonable ageing potential.

Production Notes

After destemming and soft pressing, fermentation took place in temperature-controlled stainless steel tanks at 28-30°C for 12 days. The cap underwent frequent 'délestage' or rack and return, as well as punching down to extract good colour and ripe tannins. The wine was then aged in 50% new and 50% second-use 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

2015

Size

0.75L

ABV

14.5%

Grape

Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot

Closure

Cork

£57.00

Press Quotes & Awards

The fresh-tobacco and berry character is impressive with cedar, iodine and blackberry undertones. Full-bodied and very polished with beautiful fruit and round tannins. 94 points.

James Suckling, “Two Great Vintages for Tuscany: 2015 and 2016”, jamessuckling.com, 11 September 2018 https://www.jamessuckling.com/wine-tasting-reports/two-great-vintages-tuscany-2015-2016/

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