Poggio al Tesoro Sondraia 2018


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“Made with 65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc, this wine sees a combination of steel and wood. The vintage after this ferments and ages in wood only. The 2018 Bolgheri Superiore Sondraia is already quite toasty with vanilla and dark spice behind black cherry and plum. There is a lot of revved up energy in this vintage, and its tannic structure is important. So is the alcohol content that clocks in at 15%. Fruit comes from a 15-hectare site located just above sea level at about 25 meters in elevation. The soils are deep and well-draining with clay and loose sand. Annual production is 45,000 bottles. Drink: 2023-2037. 94 points

Poggio al Tesoro has various vineyards spread over four main sites. This gives the estate flexibility when it comes to making final blending choices. Daylight hours are long and luminous and Bolgheri sees soft offshore winds that blow steadily throughout most of the year. These conditions keep the vines healthy.”

Monica Larner, Wine Advocate (07/22)