Poggio San Polo Rosso di Montalcino 2015, Tuscany

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2015 was one of San Polo's best in 20 years. Combining intensity and elegance, winemaker Riccardo Fratton has fashioned this stunning red from vineyards 450m above sea level in eastern Montalcino.

It has been handled with care from vine to bottle. Low vine density, hand harvesting and gentle pressing ensured that only the best juice was created and extracted for the quality Sangiovese needed for this aromatic, glossy, ruby red Rosso.

This has benchmark aromas of fresh blackberries and morello cherry with a touch of vanilla on the palate. The soft tannins were complimented by 12 months in French barriques creating a bright ruby red glass of Italian sunshine.

Some think Rosso is bargain Brunello. Your glass will be bursting with lingering floral notes and red cherry. And, what's more, it's made under the watchful eye of consultant winemaker Nicola Biasi and his team. Nicola was brought in especially to build on Poggio San Polo's established quality and reputation.
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Percentage Alcohol

14.0

Region

Montalcino

Grape Variety

Sangiovese

Country

Italy

Style

ArrayMedium-Bodied Red, Oaked Red

Vintage

2015

Food Match

ArrayBBQ, Game Meats, Mediterranean

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The Producer

Since 2006 Poggio San Polo has been part of the legendary Valpolicella producing family Allegrini. Marilisa Allegrini's venture to southern vineyards has brought the already considerable reputation and quality into the limelight it deserves.
Situated in the eastern part of Montalcino, this estate covers 22 hectares of which 16 are under vine and produces wines that are classic in style but with a bit more weight than would be found to the north of the Montalcino zone.

The Winemaker

Winemakers Nicola Biasi and Riccardo Fratton harvested he grapes for this Rosso that come from 3 hectares of low-yielding, south-facing vineyards planted 450 metres above sea level.
The grapes were hand-picked, gently pressed and fermented in temperature-controlled stainless steel tanks. The wine was aged for 12 months in second-use French oak barriques and a month of bottle ageing before release.

The Region

Tuscany is a picture postcard region of rolling hills dotted with hilltop towns and liberally scattered with vineyards and olive groves, and a history of winemaking going back over 2000 years. The Mediterranean climate is warm and sunny, and much of the region's vineyards sitting at altitudes of between 150-500m above sea level, contributing to the classic freshness of the wines. Red wines reign supreme with the likes of Chianti and Brunello produced predominantly from the Sangiovese grape, and the famed Super-Tuscans defying the DOC(G) laws with all manner of international varieties.
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