Poggio al Tesoro Mediterra 2010
Red Blends from Tuscany, Italy
Wine Style Guide
Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.
Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.
Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.
Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.
Alcohol By Volume: 14.3%
Alcohol By Volume Guide
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%.
Intense ruby-red tinged with violet, Mediterra has fruity and warm notes of red berries, such as cherries, blackberries, plums, pepper, and a touch of Mediterranean macchia, the Italian equivalent of "garrigue". This wine is full-bodied and fresh with an impressively-long finish, expressing the rich complexity of the terroir of Bolgheri.
"Bright deep red. Lovely lift to the intensely fruity aromas of raspberry, red cherry, cocoa powder, sweet spices, tar and tobacco. Sweet and silky on entry, then rich and tactile in the middle, with delicious red berry intensity complicated by saline soil tones. Bright, harmonious acidity nicely extends the wine's smooth finish. Great stuff, in a creamy, soft, ready-to-drink style."
International Wine Cellar
"Dark and even slightly jammy, featuring blackberry, blueberry and black pepper, backed by solid grip. Chunky and tight right now, but finishes sweet. Syrah, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon. Best from 2014 through 2022."
"The 2010 Mediterra emerges from the glass with espresso, mocha, blackberries and menthol, all supported by firm yet polished tannins. This is a relatively cool, introspective vintage for the Mediterra, less immediate than is typically the case. The 2010 impresses for its energy and length. Over the last few vintages, Mediterra has staked a compelling claim as one of the best values in Maremma, and Tuscany, for that matter. Mediterra is 40% Syrah, 30% Merlot and 30% Cabernet Sauvignon."
The Wine Advocate
- 4/16/2014 (8 items) (viewed 19 times)
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One of the Allegrini Group properties, Poggio al Tesoro is located in the prestigious area of Bolgheri, a premiere appellation situated in the upper part of Tuscany"s Maremma, south of Pisa and just two miles from the Tyrrhenian Sea. The estate consists of 173 acres divided into three vineyard lots: via Bolgherese, Le Grottine, and Le Sondraie. The perfect quantity of sunlight...
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