Poggio al Tesoro – Allegrini: the elegance of Bolgheri
From the Veneto to Tuscany. From being a leader in the production of Amarone, to the dualfold dream of owning estates in Bolgheri and in Montalcino, Poggio al Tesoro in Bolgheri and San Polo in Montalcino. Due different terroirs but the same passion for excellence that has always distinguished the Allegrini family.
Bolgheri and Montalcino, ideal terroirs
“Looking outside of our region” noted Marilisa Allegrini “at the beginning of the new Millenial we decided to try our luck in two of the most prestigious areas of Tuscany with the most potential: Bolgheri and Montalcino.” Poggio al Tesoro is located among the hills of Castagneto Carducci: around 70 hectares have been planted for the production of Bolgheri Rosso Superiore Doc, Bolgheri Rosato Doc and Bolgheri Vermentino Doc, in addition to widely noted Igt Tuscan wines. “When we decided to go to Bolgheri, we were entranced by the idea of making fantastic wines in this ideal terroir. In 2001 we basically had to replant all of the vines and create our own style. Our mission is always to create very elegant wines thanks to a particular terroir that is favored by its proximity to the sea and its protection in the East from bad weather.” The wines are the result of very specific research about the soils and which grapes should be planted.
The study was focused on differents soils
Some are with clay and sand and others clay and pebbles. “We wanted to plant traditional varieties for the Tuscan coast so we planted Vermentino, an original clone from Corsica, which is perfect for the microclimate we have in the Le Sondraie vineyard with its clay, loose sand and magnesium. This is where Solosole is created, a white wine with good minerality and a youthful but fragant aroma, capable of being drunk now but also ready to cellar.” The top wine is Sondraia, Bolgheri Superiore from the vineyards of Le Sondraie and Via Bolgherese, which has deeper soils that are rich in skeletal materials. This wine is quite balanced with harmony and fi nesse, a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon (65%), Merlot (25%), a small percentage (10%) of Cabernet Franc. After fermenting in stainless steel, the wine spends 18 months aging in barriques. “The greatness of Cabernet Franc at Poggio al Tesoro has pushed us into producing a mono-varietal of this grape. The wine is dedicated to Walter, my brother who unfortunately didn’t live long enough to see his Tuscan dream fully realized.”
A CLASS ACT WITH GREAT FINESSE
Grapes Cabernet Sauvignon 65%, Merlot 25%, Cabernet Franc 10%
Composition of the soil partially deep and rich in skeletal materials
Vinification and aging ferments in stainless steel for 12 days, maceration on the skins for 20 days in steel tanks, malolactic fermentation takes place in barriques. Aging for 18 months in 50% new barriques and 50% used barriques
Total acidity 5.80 g/l pH 3.65 Dry Extract 34 g/l
Alcohol content 14.1% vol.
Price 35 euros
POGGIO AL TESORO ALLEGRINI
via Bolgherese 189 B 57022 Castagneto Carducci (Livorno)
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