Poggio al Tesoro 'Il Seggio' Bolgheri

£25.50
Poggio al Tesoro 'Il Seggio' Bolgheri

Il Seggio’s vines are grown at high altitude on some of the best soils in Tuscany.

Specifications

Country, Region
Italy, Toscana
Grape
50% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Franc 20% Cabernet Sauvignon, and 10% Petit Verdot
Vintage
2017
ABV
14.5%

Additional Details

Tasting Notes

This wine is intense ruby red in colour with aromas of fresh crunchy red berries and dark fruit nuances enriched with layers of tobacco and spice. The fruit follows onto the complex palate that combines elegant silky tannins and a lively clean finish.

Producer details

This highly acclaimed wine from the Allegrini family, Seggio is the name of the creek that runs through Bolgheri, Il Seggio’s vines are grown at high altitude on some of the best soils in Tuscany. Poggio al Tesoro is a 70 hectare property in Bolgheri acquired in 2002 by the Allegrini family. The first vineyard they bought, Le Sondraie, is next door to Ornellaia and was previously rented by them. It is 50 hectares in size and is planted with Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon and a small amount of Vermentino.

In the vineyard

Throughout the winter the weather was good, with very little rain and slightly lower than usual average temperatures that helped to combat insect infestations that can damage the vines. Spring was marked by early bud burst, while the frosts that hit various Italian regions did not adversely affect the vegetation in Montalcino. The summer picked up on the trend in spring, with sunny days and constant breezes. Early July was marked by relatively elevated humidity for the coastal area. The first significant rainfall occurred in mid-September, followed again by warm, bright days. The prolonged drought helped Poggio Al Tesoro combat both fungal and parasitic diseases. Irrigation management was more complex, coordinated with the help of mini weather stations equipped with sensors capable of detecting soil moisture and the release of vapour. But as always, human observation was invaluable: visual and manual monitoring of swelling in the leaves and grapes prompted timely interventions with exactly the right amount of water, enabling them to keep the grapes fresh and well-toned, and the leaf canopy actively engaged in photosynthesis.

In the winery

Following destemming and gentle pressing to partially rupture the berries, fermentation took place over 12 days in temperaturecontrolled stainless steel tanks at 28-30°C. The wine was then aged for 15 months in 225 litre French oak barrique from Allier (30% new, 70% second fill) during which time malolactic fermentation occurred naturally.

Food Recommendations

This wine is intense ruby red in colour with aromas of fresh crunchy red berries and dark fruit nuances enriched with layers of tobacco and spice. The fruit follows onto the complex palate that combines elegant silky tannins and a lively clean finish.

In the press

Highly recommended by Decanter Magazine April 2020 best Bordeaux blends in the world.

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