Poggiopiano Toscano Rosso di Sera 2006
Other Red Blends from Tuscany, Italy
(90% Sangiovese, 10% Colorino) The IGT Toscana "Rosso di Sera" is the ace of the Poggiopiano team. Made with the best selections of Sangiovese and Colorino. The family uses restored cement tanks from the early twentieth century for the winemaking process. A persistent ruby red, full-bodied, with masses of super-ripe dark fruit layered with scents of new leather, graphite, and French oak. Also offers tastes ranging from vanilla beautifully structured, with blackberry, chocolate, and black pepper.
The Wine Advocate - "I was quite taken with Poggiopiano’s 2006 Rosso di Sera, (90% Sangiovese, 10% Colorino). This opaque, full-bodied red flows with masses of super-ripe dark fruit layered with scents of new leather, graphite and French oak. The wine possesses superb density and richness in a full-bodied, intense style. The tannins from the oak remain rather firm and unyielding at this stage, but in a few years’ time the 2006 Rosso di Sera should begin strutting its stuff. The long, polished finish is that of a first-class wine. This is a remarkable effort from Poggiopiano."
Wine Spectator - "Very ripe and rich, with coffee, berry and raspberry pie aromas. Full-bodied, with chewy tannins and lots of fruit. This is long and mouthpuckering, Very extracted. Slightly overdone. Needs some bottle to mellow. Sangiovese and Colorino. Best after 2010."
Pogggiopiano is in the country overlying San Casciano Val di Pesa (Florence), in the resort of Pisignano. It stands on a broad and flat hill overlooking the valley to the north west of Florence and the valley leading to Pisa, at an altitude of 300 meters above sea level. The farm covers an area of 17 hectares. This property was acquired by the Bartoli family in 1993. They have dedicated themselves to making the best Chianti and Super Tuscans for over 15 years. View all Poggiopiano Wines
About TuscanyView a map of Tuscany wineries (TUSS-can-ee) Sangiovese. Most of the wine coming from Tuscany is made from some clone of this varietal, but a growing trend, started by the renegade winemakers of those Super Tuscans, is to incorporate more international varietals.
Notable FactsThe most well known sub-districts of Tuscany are Chianti, Brunello di Montalcino and Vino Nobile di Montepulciano (note that Montepulciano here refers to the local village, not the grape variety found in the Italian region of Abruzzi). Wine labeled from these regions is DOC-regulated and Sangiovese-based blends. Quality wine from these DOC areas has been on the rise for decades, with top-notch winemakers and wineries shedding the low-quality image once held for Tuscan wine by producing consistently outstanding bottlings that range from deliciously drinkable to highly ageable. Newer to the scene are regions like Bohlgeri and the Maremma, home to of what are now termed "Super-Tuscans," named for the wine coming from the Tuscany area, but not following all of the DOC or DOCG laws required in Italy. In the 1970's, some pioneer winemakers began buying land outside of Chianti and Montalcino, and planting not only Sangiovese, but also international varieties like Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. The wine they produced only fit into the lowest Italian category of "vina da tavola," but the winemakers sold the wine for high prices, creating an almost cult following, and spurning a new wine category called IGT.
A little ditty about Italy...This country has about as many wines as its had governments. With 20 different regions, hundreds of DOCs and even more indigenous varieties, the amount of wine made in Italy is mind-boggling. Most of the juice, however, remains in the country for thirsty Italians. Wine is food in Italy and its rare that a meal is consumed without a glass of vino. That said, it's not common to find many folks drinking wine without food either. In turn, it's a match, and a mighty good one at that. In fact, it's safe to say that Italian wine is a foodie wine – one that goes on the table for a myraid of meals.
For regions, the most popular are Tuscany (home of Chianti), Piedmont and the Tre-Venezie, which includes Veneto, Trentino Alto-Adige and Friuli. Other communes of note are in Southern Italy, and a few good wines are made elsewhere in the country. The islands of Sardinia and Sicily are members of the Italian winemaking community as well.
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