Poggio al Tufo
This single-vineyard Vermentino exhibits all of the characteristics for which Tuscan Vermentino is renowned, in particular its mineral notes, a result of the volcanic soil on which the vineyards lie. This bright, crisp wine has both wonderful freshness as well as the balanced quality typical of the varietal.
The vineyard is located in the Alta Maremma region, lying approximately 1,000 feet above sea level, and is characterized by soils that are very rich in volcanic rock. The Mediterranean Sea, lying just 15 miles away, prevents any drastic temperature variations and provides a warm, stable microclimate for the vines.
The wine sees a 7-day fermentation and 5-month maturation in stainless steel tanks.
Intense, fruity aromas with typical characteristics of this grape variety. On the palate it is full and balanced and has a long finish. Recommended with light appetizers, soups and fish.
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James Suckling - August 4, 2021 "Aromas of sliced apple, lime and a tinge of almond skin. Medium-bodied with a very focused bead of lime driving through the palate. Same dry-almond character at the end, together with a hint of salt. Very vermentino. Lots of tension here." - J.S.
Other Wines by this Producer
Poggio al Tufo Rompicollo is a faithful expression of the terroir of the Alta Maremma, the coastal area of Tuscany in which the Poggio al Tufo vineyards are located. The wine is a blend of Sangiovese and Cabernet Sauvignon. The grapes are primarily sourced from a single vineyard site called Rompicollo in the town of Pitigliano, which benefits from southern exposure and volcanic soil rich in tufo, a type off volcanic rock. Poggio al Tufo Rompicollo reflects the extraordinary qualities of the Maremma growing area, which boasts hillsides with ideal exposure to sun and soils perfect for high-quality grapes.
Poggio al Tufo Cabernet Sauvignon is a wine with an exuberant and decisive character that clearly reflects the Tuscan coastal terroir from which the grapes are sourced. The Rompicollo vineyard is located in the town of Pitigliano and benefits from a Southern exposure and volcanic soil rich in tufo, a particular type of volcanic rock, which lends a marked minerality to the wine.