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.
Wine Spectator2018 vintage
Wine Advocate2018 vintage
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.
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.
Exceptional with red meat and aged cheeses.
GRAPES: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon
APPELLATION: Maremma IGT
ACIDITY: 5.45 g/l
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.
about the grape +
Cabernet Sauvignon is adaptable to various growing conditions, and is known for its low yield and late ripeness. It generally produces full-bodied wines with substantial acidity and tannins.
– Antonio Moretti, Owner
“This is the place where I was born. A lovely valley protected from northern winds . . . an area that offers great wines . . .”