Fattoria Poggerino lies in the heart of the Chianti Classico area, in the Radda in Chianti sub-area. The estate, formerly belonging to Prince Ginori Conti, was inherited by his daughter Floriana who started producing wines in 1980 together with her husband Fabrizio Lanza. In 1999 Floriana donated the entire estate to her sons and current owners Pietro and Benedetta, who already managed the winery since 1988. The winery owns 43 hectares, 12 of which are vineyards mainly planted with Sangiovese grapes, and produces oil and wine according to the organic specification.
The Chianti Classico NUovo comes from a specific vineyard planted between 1984 and 2004. After a careful selection the hand-picked grapes are sent to the cellar where they’re gently crushed and spontaneously left to ferment and macerate for 35 days in steel tanks with frequent manual punching and replacements. In December the wine is transferred into 6,50 hl. concrete eggs, where malolactic fermentation takes place, and there it stays for about a year. After another 8 months of bottle standstill the wine is ready to be commercialized.
This 2016 ruby-red with garnet edge vintage initially smells of graphite, vinyl, humus and dried mushroom but after about one hour those dark notes leave room for gentle perfumes like roasting, cocoa and ripe red fruit. The mouthfeel is agile, assisted by good freshness and sweet and persistent tannins which direct the closure towards savory and ferrous notes.
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