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Date Printed: 8/22/2014
Poggio Scalette Il Carbonaione 2000
Poggio Scalette Il Carbonaione 2000
(search item no. 78983)
The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
PRICE ON 8/22/2014: $52.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2010 Vinous / Antonio Galloni rating: 97 points
2010 James Suckling rating: 95 points
2010 Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
2010 Wine & Spirits rating: 93 points
2009 The Wine Advocate rating: 94 points
2009 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
2008 The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points
2008 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
2007 Wine Spectator rating: 97 points
2007 The Wine Advocate rating: 94 points
2006 Wine Spectator rating: 96 points
2006 The Wine Advocate rating: 94 points
2005 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
2005 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
1999 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
1998 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
1998 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Intense Ruby red in color. The wine has an ample bouquet dominated by the scent of blackberries and currant. This is a full bodied, warm, rich wine loaded with character. The tannins are balanced, soft yet full of vitality supporting a persistent and lingering finish. Recommended with red meats such as Bistecca alla Fiorentina (grilled T-bone). Also a great match for venison and aged cheeses.
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About Poggio Scalette:

The vineyards of Podere Poggio Scalette take their name from the landscape, which is characterized by drystone walls that support the terraces on which the vineyards and olive groves are planted. From a distance the impression is of a series of stairs climbing the slopes of Greve. After the death of the previous owner, Podere Poggio Scalette remained abandoned for years until Vittorio Fiore (one of Italy's most famed winemakers) and his wife Adriana discovered the property in 1991.