Bolgheri Superiore D.O.C.
Cabernet Sauvignon 65%, Merlot 25%, Cabernet Franc 10%
This is Poggio al Tesoro’s flagship wine, produced with the best grapes from the parcels on the estate. Since its creation with vintage 2003, it has garnered numerous awards from both the Italian and the international press. It has become a real Bolgheri classic in a very short space of time. This is a new kind of Supertuscan, successfully expressing the richness of an extraordinary territory, combining tension, complexity and great finesse.
2007 was a great year. An exceptionally mild winter was followed by a very long summer. The budding took place earlier than the seasonal average and the summer months were rather cool and dry with a wide temperature range between day and night. There was light rainfall towards the end of September and the grapes ripened uniformly thanks to a green harvest aimed at eliminating excess bunches. The subsequent defoliation before the harvest further contributed to achieving perfect maturation.
Mainly Cabernet Sauvignon with additional Merlot and a small quantity of Cabernet Franc
Via Bolgherese, Cabernet Sauvignon (3.00 ha – 7.40 ac); Le Sondraie, Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon (12,00 ha – 29.65 ac)
Started middle September with Merlot, followed by Cabernet Franc, and ending with Cabernet Sauvignon at the end of October
750 ml • 1,5 L • 3 L
Grapes are de-stemmed then soft pressed to partially rupture of the berries
22 months in 225 litres French oak barriques (70% new, 30% second use)
In temperature controlled stainless steel tanks
Carried out naturally in barriques in November
Honors and Awards
Decanter World Wine Awards
93 #88 Top 100
Annuario dei Migliori Vini Italiani di Luca Maroni
Vini d'Italia del Gambero Rosso
Super 3 stelle
Guida Oro i Vini di Veronelli
93 #79 Top 100