Poggio Scalette

Poggio Scalette takes its name from the landscape, which is characterized by dry, stone walls supporting terraces on which the vineyards and olive groves are planted. From a distance the impression is of a series of stairs climbing the slopes of Greve. After the death of its previous owner, Poggio Scalette remained abandoned for years until Vittorio Fiore, one of Italy's most famed winemakers, discovered the property in 1991 with his wife, Adriana. In 1996, 42 additional acres of land became available, enabling them to expand. It was discovered that the plot of land known as Il Carbonaione was the first area to be replanted after World War I (1914-1918), which means these vines, more than 90 years old, are a rare example of the original clone of the famous Sangiovese di Lamole variety in the Chianti Classico area.

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Poggio Scalette Il Carbonaione 2015
99  James Suckling 
James Suckling 99 A really exotic nose with so much dried herb character, ranging from thyme and sage to Thai basil. Then there’s more familiar and equally appealing dark blackcurrants, crushed stones and lavender. Full body with very refined tannins that both coat and caress the palate. A long,
Item Number: 27092
Bottle:$56.99
Case: $683.88
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Poggio Scalette Chianti Classico 2015
88  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 88A fruity style, this delivers cherry, plum and earth flavors, with accents of tobacco and mineral. Firms up on the moderately long finish. Drink now through 2024.

Poggio Scalette Chianti Classico 2014
88  Vinous Media 
Vinous Media 88"The 2014 Chianti Classico is bold, super-ripe and racy to the core. Black cherry, plum, spice and mint all race across the palate. This is an unusually concentrated wine for the year."

Poggio Scalette Il Carbonaione 2014
This is the wine conceived and desired by Vittorio Fiore after many years of study and working experience, and it is the result of an exceptional pairing and synergy: Sangiovese and the Ruffoli vineyards in Greve in Chianti. The results of this synergy - grapes harvested in the Carbonaione vineyard

Poggio Scalette Il Carbonaione 2013
97  James Suckling 
James Suckling 97 "Wow. The mouthfeel, depth and length to this red is really phenomenal. Full body, ultra-fine tannins. Blueberry, blackberry and chocolate character. Goes on for minutes. The composure and substance to this wine is amazing. This is the best ever Il Carbonaione. Will improve for

Poggio Scalette Chianti Classico 2013
91  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 91 “The 2013 Chianti Classico is a delicious wine with a very clean entry to the palate. The wine makes its mark thanks to shapely aromas of dark fruit, dried cherry and plum. The quality of the fruit is evident in the classic 2013 vintage. Clean acidity and bright berry flavors move

Poggio Scalette Il Carbonaione 2004
94  Robert Parker 
Robert Parker 94"It bursts from the glass with layers of deeply spiced, mentholated fruit. Sweet and expansive on the palate, this powerful, dense wine offers superb balance. Today the tannins are somewhat imposing, so further bottle age seems prudent. Anticipated maturity: 2014-2024."