Poggio al Tesoro Mediterra 2021
Region: Bolgheri, Tuscany, Italy
Bottle size: 75cl
Grape: 40% Syrah 30% Cabernet Sauvignon 30% Merlot
Notes: Vegetarian, Vegan
This is a fragrant and intensely fruity red wine, with aromas of blackberries, plums and cherries interwoven with white pepper and elegant herbaceous notes. This blend of Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot is a fresh, easy-drinking wine that nevertheless expresses the rich complexity of Bolgheri.
Fruit for this wine is sourced from the Le Sondraie vineyard in the port city of Livorno, on the west coast of Tuscany. The vines face west/south-west and are planted at an altitude of just 25 metres above sea level. Soils here are well-drained and composed of clay and sandy silt with a high presence of magnesium and iron. The 15-year-old vines are spur cordon and guyot trained with a very high density of planting (7,936 vines per hectare), producing low yields.
Poggio al Tesoro is a 70 hectare property in Bolgheri acquired in 2002 by the Allegrini family. The first vineyard they bought, Le Sondraie, is next door to Ornellaia and was previously rented by them. It is 50 hectares in size and is planted with Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon and a small amount of Vermentino.