2019 Poggio al Tesoro ‘Il Seggio’ Bolgheri

Tuscany Italy

Full-Bodied

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A refined example of the famous Super Tuscan red wine of northern Italy

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    Super Super-Tuscan

    Grape Variety

    50% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Cabernet Franc, 10% Petit Verdot

    Sweetness

    Dry

    Alcohol

    14.5%

    Winemaking

    Classic

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    Flavour Characteristics

    Black Plum Black Plum

    Blackberry Blackberry

    Dried Cranberry Dried Cranberry

    Red Plum Red Plum

    Savoury Savoury

    Smoke Smoke

    Sweet spices Sweet spices

    Tobacco Tobacco

    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.

    How to serve it

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    Pairs well with

    Pairs effortlessly with a wide range of dishes.  Grilled meats – Beef, pork.  Great with mature pecorino cheese, and smoked ricotta.

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