Vinous Media 92
"Poggerino's 2016 Chianti Classico is gorgeous. Aromatically lifted and juicy on the palate, the 2016 has much to offer. Black cherry, plum, tobacco, new leather, licorice and spice are pushed forward in a supple, beautifully perfumed Chianti Classico. The 2016 is impeccably done. Best of all, it will drink well right out of the gate."~A.G.
Wine Spectator 90
"This is pure, but also velvety and vibrant, featuring cherry, black currant, tar, stony and iron notes. Firm and dense on the finish, with a juicy finish. Drink now through 2028. 3,400 cases made, 1,100 cases imported."~B.S.
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There are today approximately 12 hectars (29 acres) of vines in production, planted mostly with Sangiovese. Poggerino's wines are produced exclusively from its own grapes, and every step of wine production and marketing is carried out by the owners themselves.
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.
Clonal selection in the newer plantings has resulted in Sangiovese vines that produce small grapes and bunches, thus maximizing concentration and sweetness of fruit and skin to juice ratios. This provides deeper colour and more intense, ripe tannins, essential in the structure of the wines.
In addition about 1 hectare (2,5 acres) is planted with Merlot.