Poggio al Tesoro

Tuscany, tuscany Italy

Poggio al Tesoro is a 64 hectare property in Bolgheri acquired in 2002 by the Allegrini family. The first vineyard they bought, Le Sondraie, is next door to Ornellaia and was previously rented by them. It is 12 hectares in size and is planted with Merlot, Cabernet Franc and a small amount of Cabernet Sauvignon. The 'Solosole' Vermentino is crisp and fresh but full-bodied and capable of ageing for up to a decade. The Cabernet Franc and Merlot based 'Cassiopea' Rosato is a deliciously fruity rosé, softly pressed and fermented in stainless steel. The 'Pagus Camilla' is a selection of Vermentino aged for nine months on the lees in stainless steel. The Syrah-based 'Mediterra' is a fragrant and intensely fruity red wine.


'Il Seggio' is the name of the creek that runs through Bolgheri. The wine that bears its name is a Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot blend aged in 225 litre barriques for 15 months. It is structured, concentrated and fresh.


The 'Sondraia', a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot, has a pure cassis note on the nose that gives way to a lovely depth of fruit on the palate. It is a very classy wine indeed. 'W Dedicato a Walter' is their pure Cabernet Franc, first produced in 2003. It is lifted yet ripe, intense yet balanced.

 

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