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.
The climatic conditions in 2010 were distinguished by a cool and rainy winter which initially led to a slight lengthening of the flowering stage. The arrival of summer and the warm season in July contributed to a recovery of the ripening phase and, during the harvest there were good temperature variations between day and night with windy days which dried the grapes, maintaining excellent acidity.
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)
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
Vini d'Italia del Gambero Rosso
Wine Merchant Magazine
Sommelier Wine Awards
92 3 stelle
Guida Oro i Vini di Veronelli