Santa Vittoria Poggio al Tempio
Grapes Sangiovese (70%), Pugnitello (20%), Foglia Tonda (10%)
Sangiovese, Pugnitello and Fogliatonda, the blend is applicable to a Chianti, the geography is not. That said, the local Chianti Aretini is the least successful of the Chianti satellites so perhaps it is no bad thing that the farm is just outside of the area.
The vines are grown on vineyards with south-west exposures, planted ‘cordon speronato’ at a density of 4300 plants per hectare. Fermentation is in cement tanks and lasts eight days. The wine is matured for a further ten months in cement tanks before it is bottled. It remains in the cellar for at least four months before being released for sale.
Production is normally around 12,000 bottles.
This wine is only sold when it is considered ready to drink. However, it has proved to have an impressive capacity to develop with age. It is a fine ‘dinner party’ red, elegant and well suited to rich dishes from aubergine lasagne to roasted meats.
Elegant dark cherry and red berry fruit, cedar and tobacco with hints of truffle and leather, an unusually complex wine. It just seems far better than it should be, if that makes any sense. Best 2015-2020. 13.5%
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product Santa Vittoria. Poggio al Tempio 2013 product code / SKU IRT002 region Italy - Toscana (Tuscany) vintage 2011 bottle size 75cl alcohol level 13 - 13.5% body medium colour red sugar level dry grape Foglia Tonda, Pugnitello, Sangiovese