2010 Poggerino Chianti Classico

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Wine Spectator 93 Points #18 Top 100 Wines 2013  Bright and well-endowed with pure cherry, raspberry and black currant fruit, shaded by tobacco, licorice and mineral flavors. Elegant, intense and persistent, with a long aftertaste of fruit and mineral. This should age well, but a trade-off to lose that beautiful fruit now.

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The “Fattoria Poggerino” is a small, organic and biodynamic family run winery located in the heart of Tuscany’s Chianti Classico production zone.  It consists of 106 acres (43 hectares) of vineyards, olive groves and woods, with a few old traditional stone houses and a 12th century church.

The winery is one of the properties of a large estate which used to belong to Prince Ginori Conti, a descendant of one of Florence’s oldest families. Floriana Ginori Conti inherited the winery from her father in the 1970s, and began in 1980 to produce a Chianti Classico with the “Poggerino” label.  In 1999 she handed over the property to her two children, Piero and Benedetta Lanza, who had been managing it since 1988.

We believe in an almost fanatical attention to vineyard work. It is in the vineyard that we must strive to produce healthy grapes which have attained the highest degree of concentration and ripeness possible, for this is essential to the production of wines of style and character that can fully reflect the individuality of Poggerino’s terroir.

The wines produced from these grapes combine a richness and concentration of fruit, acidity and tannin, indispensable to the wine’s longevity, while the soft, ripe nature of the tannins allows the wine to be enjoyed early in its life. Poggerino’s vineyards are located 400 to 500 meters above sea level, and face south-southwest. The soil is very rocky, due to the breakup of local “galestro” rock, which provides optimal drainage. These factors are all essential in the quest to produce great Sangiovese.

2010 Poggerino Chianti Classico $26.99

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