Poggio Scalette Il Carbonaione (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2010 Front Label
Poggio Scalette Il Carbonaione (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2010 Front Label

Poggio Scalette Il Carbonaione (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2010

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1500ML / 13.5% ABV
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1500ML / 13.5% ABV

Winemaker Notes

Il Carbonaione is a full-bodied, rich wine with an exuberant personality and great aging potential. It has abundant aromas of red and dark berry fruits - tart cherries, blackberries, currants, and plums with notes of spice. On the palate, the wine is lush and full-bodied with flavors of berry fruits buoyed by focused tannins unfolding over a pleasant, lingering finish.

Critical Acclaim

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JS 95
James Suckling
A knockout nose with loads of blueberries, raspberries and vanilla cream aromas that follow through to a full body, with wonderfully polished tannins and a 50-second finish. Beautiful to taste now, but will be much better in two or three years. Pure Sangiovese.
WS 93
Wine Spectator
A plush, textured red, featuring layers of pure cherry, raspberry, leather, briar and tobacco flavors. Concentrated and juicy, getting support from the dusty tannins on the finish. Needs air, so decant now, or cellar.
W&S 93
Wine & Spirits
Vittorio Fiore produces this 100 percent sangiovese from vines planted in the decade after the first World War, a terraced, west-facing 12.5-acre block on his estate in the hills between Greve and Panzano. It’s a full, rich red that still feels airy for all its texture, layers of silk and satin that provide juicy flavor satisfaction without weight. Purely Tuscan.
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Poggio Scalette takes its name from the landscape, which is characterized by dry, stone walls supporting 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 its previous owner, Poggio Scalette remained abandoned for years until Vittorio Fiore, one of Italy’s most famed winemakers, discovered the property in 1991 with his wife, Adriana. In 1996, 42 additional acres of land became available, enabling them to expand. It was discovered that the plot of land known as Il Carbonaione was the first area to be replanted after World War I (1914-1918), which means these vines, more than 90 years old, are a rare example of the original clone of the famous Sangiovese di Lamole variety in the Chianti Classico area. The slopes of the Greve Valley are without question some of Italy’s most ideal locations for vineyards and olive groves. The combination of exposure and soil composition contributes to the excellent quality of the wines and the extra virgin olive oils of the area. Named for the river that passes through as it travels from a medieval hilltop town, this area happens to be one of the most important historical centers of the Chianti Classico region. Il Carbonaione, Poggio Scalette’s signature wine, is the culmination of knowledge and experience and therefore an important message of quality. Vittorio Fiore dedicates this wine to Tuscany and to Sangiovese — the region and the variety that have allowed him to fulfill his aspirations to produce superb wine.

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