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Poggio Amorelli
Chianti Classico DOCG Riserva
Red Wine

Region/Appellation: Italy, Tuscany, Chianti Classico DOCG
Grape: Sangiovese
Style: Smooth and Silky

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Vineyards: Estate vineyards, rich in rocky, well-draining, calcareous soil, north of Castellina in Chianti, in the heart of the Classico. Classico soils are less acidic than other parts of the region, a characterisitc that helps the wines age. Riservas are made only in the top vintages.

Winemaking Process: Following fermentation in temperature-controlled, stainless-steel tanks, the wine was aged for 18 months in a combination of botti and barrique, 20% new. Refined a further six months in bottle before release.

Alcohol Content: 14%

Tasting Note

Tasting Note: Deep ruby purple, aromas of sweet black cherries and dark plums, with notes of dark chocolate and vanilla spice. Medium-full bodied, beautifully balanced with a long, elegant, finish.

Serving Temperature: Serve at 18ºC. Decanting is highly recommended.

Ageability: If stored properly, the wine has the potential to age well for 7-10 years.

About the Grape

Sangiovese: Italy's more planted red-wine grape and responsible for producing one of Italy's best DOCG wine -- Brunello di Montalcino DOCG. It is the main grape behind the Tuscany's Chianti DOCG and Morellino di Scansano DOC, and can be found in various forms and blends in neighbouring Marche (Rosso Conero DOC and Rosso Piceno DOC), Umbria, and Emilia-Romagna.

The literal translation of Sangiovese is "blood of Jove" which suggests very ancient origins, but it is generally accepted to trace back to the Etruscans who enhabited northern Italy from about the 8th century BCE until they were absorbed by the Romans Empire.

For the sake of simplicity, Sangiovese was commonly thought to come in two sizes -- small (piccolo), as in the Chianti version of the grape, and large (grosso), as in the Montalcino version of the grape -- but in fact there actually dozens of different clones/versions of the grape, and size, in reality, has no impact on the quality of the wine anyway. Sangiovese also has many synonyms including Brunello, Morellino, and Prugnolo Gentile.

Soils, yield, altitude, aspect, and location seem to have more impact on quality and taste of the Sangiovese wine. The stricter DOCG rules of Chianti and Brunello can produce spectacularly elegant wines, with deep, earthy, dark fruit aromas and flavours, fine tannins, and balancing acidity -- the best of which can age for decades. But it can also produce lively young, easy-drinking wines that are a delight to have over a plate of pasta or a pizza. One of our favouriate grapes, probably because of this versatility.

Poggio Amorelli

This boutique winery is right in the heart of Tuscany’s Chianti Classico region, near the beautiful village of Castellina in Chianti. Unimpressed with the regions’ move to more international styles, Marco Mazzarrini, former oenologist of the Angelini group, established his own estate in 1998 to reflect the true essence and character that is Chianti.

The estate of Poggio Amorelli comprises approximately 25 hectares, of which six hectares are planted to grapes. The winery rents another six hectares in Chianti Classico near the monestary Godenano, on the other side of Castellina in Chianti.

To make wines with superior colour, extract, aromas, and flavours, Poggio Amorelli Chianti’s is made exclusively from Sangiovese grapes. There is a new state-of-the-art winery on the farm, almost completely built into the rocks. Fermentation takes place in temperature-controlled, stainless steel and wood fermenters. Marco prefers longer maceration times, uses very little new oak in his finished wines, and does not filter.

According to the prestigious Decanter magazine, “what Poggio Amorelli delivers is the excitement of a new estate with high professional standards and great personality.”

Poggio Amorelli
53011 Castellina in Chianti (SI)

Phone number: +390571668733

Email: poggioamorelli@libero.it

Visits: By appointment only.

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