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Poggerino Bugialla Chianti Classico Riserva 2012

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750ML / 14% ABV
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750ML / 14% ABV

Winemaker Notes

Bright ruby red colour. On the nose notes of blackberries, leather, cherries and red currant with a touch of liquorice, graphite and tobacco. Sweet and persistent tannins.

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WS 91
Wine Spectator
Elegant, with a beam of pure cherry and raspberry flavors, enhanced by spice, iron and tobacco notes. Smooth and balanced, with a long aftertaste of fruit and earth. Best from 2017 through 2024.
WE 90
Wine Enthusiast
This 100% Sangiovese opens with aromas of plum, wild berry, grilled herb and a menthol note. The structured palate offers ripe black cherry, mint and ground white pepper alongside firm, fine-grained tannins and fresh acidity. Drink 2016–2020.
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Poggerino, Italy
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Poggerino's wines are produced exclusively from its own grapes, and every step of wine production and marketing is carried out by the owners themselves. There are today approximately 11 hectars (27 acres) of vines in production, planted mostly with Sangiovese. This varietal was also planted in most of Poggerino's new vineyards, where it is showing its great potential. 


We believe in an almost fanatical attention to vineyard work. It is in the vineyard that we must strive to produce healthy grapes which have attained the highest degree of concentration and ripeness possible, for this is essential to the production of wines of style and character that can fully reflect the individuality of Poggerino’s terroir. The wines produced from these grapes combine a richness and concentration of fruit, acidity and tannin, indispensable to the wine’s longevity, while the soft, ripe nature of the tannins allows the wine to be enjoyed early in its life. 

Poggerino's vineyards are located 400 to 500 meters above sea level, and face south-southwest. The soil is very rocky, due to the breakup of local "galestro" rock, which provides optimal drainage. These factors are all essential in the quest to produce great Sangiovese. Clonal selection in the newer plantings has resulted in Sangiovese vines that produce small grapes and bunches, thus maximizing concentration and sweetness of fruit and skin to juice ratios. This provides deeper color and more intense, ripe tannins, essential in the structure of the wines. In addition about 1 hectare (5 acres) is planted with Merlot.

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One of the first wine regions anywhere to be officially recognized and delimited, Chianti Classico is today what was originally defined simply as Chianti. Already identified by the early 18th century as a superior zone, the official name of Chianti was proclaimed upon the area surrounding the townships of Castellina, Radda and Gaiole, just north of Siena, by Cosimo III, Grand Duke of Tuscany in an official decree in 1716.

However, by the 1930s the Italian government had appended this historic zone with additonal land in order to capitalize on the Chianti name. It wasn’t until 1996 that Chianti Classico became autonomous once again when the government granted a separate DOCG (Denominazione di Origine Controllata e Garantita) to its borders. Ever since, Chianti Classico considers itself no longer a subzone of Chianti.

Many Classicos are today made of 100% Sangiovese but can include up to 20% of other approved varieties grown within the Classico borders. The best Classicos will have a bright acidity, supple tannins and be full-bodied with plenty of ripe fruit (plums, black cherry, blackberry). Also common among the best Classicos are expressive notes of cedar, dried herbs, fennel, balsamic or tobacco.

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