2018 Poggio al Tesoro ‘Il Seggio’ Bolgheri
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A refined example of the famous Super Tuscan red wine of northern Italy
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First payment: 15th August 2021
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50% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Cabernet Franc, 10% Petit Verdot
Bolgheri is a relatively new Denominazione di Origine Controllata (DOC) in the coastal Maremma region of Tuscany in northern Italy. The area first rose to prominence during the 1970s with the emergence of the so-called Super Tuscan wines like Ornellaia and Sassicaia, non-traditional Bordeaux style blends of Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Merlot. Having won universal acclaim and selling for unprecedented prices, the authorities relented and awarded Bolgheri its own DOC. The actions of the Super Tuscans inspired a generation in Italy.
Poggio al Tesoro is a 70 hectare property in Bolgheri acquired in 2002 by the Allegrini family. The first vineyard they bought, Le Sondraie, is next door to Ornellaia. ‘Seggio’ is the name of the creek that runs through Bolgheri – its course from above is represented on the label. This wine is produced from different plots of vineyards in the Poggio al Tesoro estate. The Cabernet Sauvignon is grown in the Via Bolgherese vineyards and the other varieties are grown in the Le Sondraie vineyard.
Matured for 15 months in French oak this wine is intense ruby red in colour with aromas of fresh crunchy red berries and dark fruit notes enriched with layers of tobacco and spice. The palate is well-rounded, the sweetness of the fruit comes through, vibrant with fresh acidity; a silky, dense tannic texture; a generous, lengthy finish.
Pairs effortlessly with a wide range of dishes. Grilled meats – Beef, pork. Great with mature pecorino cheese, and smoked ricotta.
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