Piccini Sasso al Poggio 2004

Red Blends from Tuscany, Italy

Price: $22.99
Item No. 105084
  • WS90
Style: Smooth & Supple

Wine Style Guide

Light & Fruity

Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.

Smooth & Supple

Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.

Earthy & Spicy

Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.

Big & Bold

Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.

Alcohol By Volume: 14.0%

Alcohol By Volume Guide

  • 10%
  • 16+%
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.
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Winemaker's Notes

This wine explodes from the glass with scents of black cherry, licorice, earth, minerals and a stylish coating of vanillin oak. Deep, full and lush on the palate, with core of succulent fruit, beautifully integrated tannins, and a long, complex, utterly profound finish.

Grapes: 60% Sangiovese, 20% Cabernet, 20% Merlot

Critical Acclaim

"Very jammy for the vintage, with plum and raspberry character. Full and very soft, with round tannins and a long caressing finish. Sangiovese, Merlot and Cabernet. Best after 2009. 25,000 cases made. "
90 Points

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Rating:
(12/4/2011)
This wine is OK but, I wouldn't buy it again. Had it for a party and wathed how guests took a taste and then moved on to other wines - nobody took a second taste.
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John Westcott - Bloomfield, CT (read all my reviews)

Rating:
(5/21/2014)
Style: Earth & Spicy
What a fun wine! Over the hill to a slight degree. But for the price and with time to breathe this was very acceptable. A steal and an experience.
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Learn About Piccini Map ItMap It

The Piccini winery is located in the heart of the Chianti Classico zone and possesses strong Tuscan traditions. Now in its 126th year of business, the Piccini winery torch has been passed down to the fourth generation of Piccini's. New DOCG wines now complete the entire Tuscan portfolio including Chianti, Chianti Superiore, Chianti Classico, Chianti Classico Riserva and a new Super Tuscan, Sasso al Poggio and Rosso and Brunello di Montalcino.

Learn About Tuscany

(TUSS-can-ee) One of the most important wine regions in Italy, Tuscany is home to the cities of Florence and Siena, the districts of Chianti and Brunello di Montalcino, and the wineries of Sassicaia, Tignanello and Ornellaia. Tuscany is also home to the indigenous Italian grape variety, Sangiovese. Most of the wine coming from Tuscany is made from some clone of this...

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Learn About Other Red Blends

Other Red Red wines are certainly not limited to Cabernet and Pinot Noir - or even Nebbiolo and Grenache. There are a multitude of grape varieties throughout the world, however, in a Darwinian sense, survival of the fittest only brings us wines made from grapes that can adapt to changing climates and winemaking techniques. Notable Facts Our other red wines primarily consists of...

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