What else can you ask to a wine whose reputation persuaded a Hollywood writer to put it into a movie? In “Because i said so” Tom Everett Scott, seated in a very elegant restaurant with Diane Keaton, orders a bottle of “Chianti Classico il Poggiale!”You could think that, for this reason, this wine, representing the highest qualitative level expression of Castellare di Castellina Chianti Classico DOCG, could have a too much international taste but i can tell that you are far away from the truth.
Il Poggiale comes from Sangioveto (90%), Cannaiolo (5%) and Ciliegiolo (5%) vineyards lying on soils rich of limestone, 400 meters above the sea level, with low yields which give concentrated grapes. In the cellar, after the vinification in stainless steel, the wine matures in small french barrels for a period between 12 and 18 months, and in bottle for other 12 months.
This vintage, an excellent year in Tuscany, shows a inky ruby color with a purple edge and smells of overripe cherry, sour cherry jam, creme de cassis, blood orange, dried violet, graphite, tobacco and a ferrous and bloody twist. The mouthfeel is fruity and spicy, balanced by zesty sensations supported by soft and velvety tannins with a fresh and fleshy finish.
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