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Date Printed: 11/27/2014
Poggio Scalette Il Carbonaione 2008
Poggio Scalette Il Carbonaione 2008
(search item no. 112021)
collectible wine

The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points
Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
PRICE ON 11/27/2014: $64.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2011 James Suckling rating: 94 points
2011 Vinous / Antonio Galloni rating: 94 points
2011 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
2011 International Wine Cellar rating: 91 points
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
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
2000 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
1999 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
1998 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
1998 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Il Carbonaione has generous aromas of blackberries and currants. This is a full-bodied, rich wine with an exuberant personality. Recommended with red meats, such as Bistecca alla Fiorentina (grilled T-bone steak), braised short ribs, venison or lamb, and aged cheeses.

100% Sangiovese

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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.