Poggio Bonelli Poggiassai Toscana 2013
The Poggio Bonelli estate lies in the heart of the Chanti Classico in Tuscany and covers about 83 hectares of vineyards. The area has a lot of sandy subsoil and the vineyards are mainly positioned towards the south. Here the grapes can optimally enjoy the sun yet have a good isolation. Poggio Bonelli provides a strict and selective selection to guaranty only the best grapes are being used during the production of their wines
After selecting the grapes they are destemmed and bruised, and placed in thermo-conditioned stainless steel casks. Here the grapes are being exposed to various conditioned temperatures to retain and even increase the organoleptic properties. The fermenting process takes 10 to 20 days. The further aging happens the first months in small oak barrels, from 10 to at least 21 months depending on the kind of wine. Finally, the maturation is ended by resting for three to six months in the bottle
A wine with great personality, intense ruby red in colour. The nose open s with a bouquet of red fruits, mushroom, tobacco, pepper and chocolate. Soft on the palate, its texture is lavish and well-structured, rich in well-balanced tannins, never too exuberant in alcohol and freshness. The addition of Cabernet Sauvignon creates a beautiful structure, depth and a smooth note Recommended pairings: Grilled and roast red meat and medium to mature cheeses.
Fresh aromas of cherry, wild rosemary, thyme, sage, earth and tobacco signal this complex, powerful red. Builds to a solid, dense matrix of tannins by the finish, with vibrant acidity. Sangiovese and Cabernet Sauvignon. Best from 2021 through 2033. 800 cases made, 350 cases imported.
The 2013 Poggiassai is three parts Sangiovese with one part Cabernet Sauvignon. This is a plush and darkly concentrated red wine with plum fruit and blackberry followed by licorice, crushed mineral and dark spice. The wine is smooth and soft as it wraps thickly over the palate.