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.
2011 was a year to remember from a viticultural point of view because of peculiar climatic conditions: a mild spring, well-balanced rainfall in March/April, frequent rainfall in June/July, and a cool summer with pleasant daytime temperatures until almost mid-August. Despite a temperature increase during the second half of August, high-quality grapes were harvested in perfect health with very intense colours and aromas. The harvest began a few days early because of the hot, dry days. However, that did not compromise the phenolic ripening of the grapes and the subsequent temperature drop was ideal for maintaining aromas and acidity, fundamental to producing elegant, balanced, and classy wines.
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 mid-September with Merlot; followed, towards the end of the month, by Cabernet Franc and ending with Cabernet Sauvignon at the beginning 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
da 85 a 89
Guida Vitae - AIS
95 Super 3 stelle
Guida Oro i Vini di Veronelli
Annuario dei Migliori Vini Italiani di Luca Maroni