Poggio al Lupo Maremma IGT 2016

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Region: Italy / Tuscany
Grapes: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon

Located in the Maremma region of Tuscany, Poggio al Lupo is a great estate that spans 115 acres (35 which are planted). In 1999, Antonio Moretti purchased the property for its beautiful coastal terroir that features pockets of soil rich in clay and others rich in gravel and fine stones. The principal Poggio al Lupo vineyard is a southerly hillside vineyard rising 330 feet above sea level. Grapes were hand harvested and during fermentation, the wine macerated for 25 days, followed by malolactic fermentation. The wine is aged 18 months in 100% new French Allier barriques and 6 months in the bottle before release.

92 Points

Wine Advocate

2018 vintage
Best of Class Wines 2017

Tasting Panel

2014 vintage
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harvest note

The 2016 harvest was a winemakers dream in terms of quality. Quantity however was down from the previous season due to a rough growing season. The season saw cooler then average temperatures that led to a slight reduction in yields. This was followed by a very warm and dry summer - with only one rainfall in August to help the vines. Harvesting began in the beginning of October and the resulting wines have wonderful flavors with exceptional profiles.

tasting note

Intense ruby colour. Complex notes of red fruits followed by a balanced bouquet of black tea. In the mouth the wine is fresh, complex, persistent and balanced with velvety tannins that blend well with the body.

food pairing

Exceptional with red meat and aged cheeses.

technical data

GRAPES: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon
APPELLATION: Maremma IGT
PH: 3.54
ACIDITY: 5.45 g/l
ABV: 15%
AGING: Aged 18 months in 100% new French Allier barriques and 6 months in the bottle before release

points of distinction

  • Poggio al Lupo (“hill of the wolf”) is named for the Maremma estate purchased by Antonio Moretti in 1999.
  • At 330 feet elevation, the principal vineyard has southern exposures and soil rich in clay, gravel, fine stones and galestra (friable rock and marl).
  • The estate's first release was the 2001 Poggio al Lupo.
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“This is the place where I was born. A lovely valley protected from northern winds . . . an area that offers great wines . . .”

– Antonio Moretti, Owner

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