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Fattoria Poggerino Chianti Classico DOCG 2015

Estate: Located in Radda in Chianti, Poggerino was part of the larger estate of Prince Ginori Conti [1865-1939]. In the 1970’s, Floriana Ginori Conti inherited the 43 hectare property from her father. Along with her husband Fabrizio Lanza, they produced the first Chianti Classico bearing the Poggerino label. Their children, Piero and Benedetta Lanza have been at the reins since 1999. The 12 hectares of organically farmed, mostly Sangiovese vineyards are nestled among olive groves and woods.

Winemaking: The vineyard was planted between 1994- 2004, south-southwest facing, at 400-500 meters in elevation with rocky galestro soils. Fermented with native yeasts in concrete, transferred to “casks of 20/25hl of Slavonian oak and tonneau of 4/5hl of French oak where the malolactic fermentation takes place” followed by 12 months ageing, bottled then aged for 8 months before release.

Tasting Notes: Dark garnet in colour, with aromas of black cherry, licorice, leather, bramble and crushed black peppercorn. Silky layers of all the cherries [red, black, sour], pomegranate, red currant, cracked black pepper, Tuscan underbrush, earth and fresh acidity are framed by grippy tannins. Pomegranate, blackberry, black cherry and cigar box spice linger on the plush finish. A classic expression of Chianti Classico.

100% Sangiovese
Chianti Classico DOCG
Italy
Estate Bottled by Fattoria Poggerino
14.5% Alcohol
$21 [average price]

2 comments on “Fattoria Poggerino Chianti Classico DOCG 2015

  1. cognitivebottletherapy

    Lovely review. Always liked Poggerino for their clean, deep and finely structured efforts. None of that not properly cleaned wood, yes, the B word, found in so many Tuscans. They always seem a little lacking in typicity when first released off the ship here in Australia but come roaring into life after a couple of years rest. Just won a couple of this vintage at auction, so your review is very encouraging, thanks.
    Hope your pandemic woes reduce to our levels here in Melbourne, no new cases in two weeks. May orange loon go quietly.
    Cheers, Andrew

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  2. Beautiful wines, you are quite lucky to win those! Fantastic for Melbourne, thanks so much, we are hoping so but sadly aren’t optimistic. Cheers, Cara

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