Wine "Al Poggio", Toscana IGT, 2018
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Reviews of purchase "Al Poggio", Toscana IGT, 2018
Wine brilliant greenish-gold color.
Taste wine rich, elegant, fresh, fruity, with pleasant notes of white flowers, recurring scent lingering aftertaste.
The aroma of wine is filled with floral notes, followed by enveloping hints of white peach and bright minerality.
Wine is an excellent aperitif and goes well with fish and poultry, rabbit with cream sauce and cheese average degree of exposure.
Name Al Poggio literally translates as "hill", "hill". Wine "Al Poggio" is the result of 20 years of research and experiments carried out with a single purpose - to produce a wine that would exalt varietal characteristics and excellent Chardonnay would reflect the terroir economy. The first vines were planted in Chardonnay Poggio zone during the period from 1967 to 1975 in an area of 6 hectares. In 1984 it was decided to increase the area of vineyards planted with Chardonnay, up to 10 hectares.
Crop for the production of wine "Al Poggio" in 2012 was collected from 23 to 26 August. Berries packed in small boxes (each is 12 kg of grapes), so that the grapes arrived at the winery in perfect condition. After lightly pressing the must is cooled and sent to fermentation in stainless steel tanks (60% wort) and oak barriques. 25% of the wort was held at the grape skins maceration for 12 hours. Partly was conducted malolactic fermentation. Extract of wine on the lees in French oak barrels, 50% of which were new, and the rest - annuals, lasted 8 months. During the exposure time per week batonnazh produced. Filling "Al Poggio" was held in April 2013. Wine storage potential is 5-8 years.
Castello di Ama company founded in 1972. Ama is a small hamlet in the heart of Chianti Classico: between two hills in the commune of Gaiole in Chianti, Siena. Farming company occupies 250 hectares, 90 of which are vineyards. Despite its youth, the Castello di Ama quickly became famous and was among the best wine producers in Italy.
As we learned from retrieved documents, land Ama is particularly suitable for growing grapes and producing quality wines. Ama was among the vineyards, olive groves and forests. But, unfortunately, by the middle of the 20th century, little is left of those great places, and restore them be challenging. Within 10 years, the Castello di Ama has been studying the terrain, construction of basements and experiments with vineyards. During experiments to determine the most successful land for growing Sangiovese. In order to understand what grapes able more fully develop their potential in soils Ama, the company also cited experiments with Merlot, Chardonnay, Pinot. Thus, in five years were vaccinated about 50 thousand bushes. For several years, the company has converted 21 hectares of vineyards their way to a V-shaped landing, which helps to improve the quality of the grapes by increasing the illuminated leaves. The territory of vineyards located at an altitude of 500 meters above sea level. Rich soil, perfect climate and care of the vineyards give the harvest of high quality.
Today Castello di Ama produces well-known throughout the world and a truly great Italian wines. All wine companies are exposed to prolonged fermentation in barriques and aged in bottles for a long time. The basis of the philosophy of Castello di Ama is the desire to raise their national treasure - Sangiovese to the highest level that, according to experts, they are able to do perfectly.