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 aged 18 months in 100% new French Allier barriques and 6 months in the bottle before release.

90 Points
2020 vintage
93 Points
Wine Enthusiast
2020 vintage
Harvest Note
The Maremma winter is never too cold, only a few winds from the North refresh the microclimate. Spring comes earlier than the rest of the region, and promotes vegetation constantly, day by day, warming the rocky soils of our vineyards. Summer rains are few, while the solar intensity is abundant. Grapes ripening arrives at the end of September enclosing in itself the result of a vintage of great quality. The soils rich in skeleton favored the temperature ranges, creating a complex and refined set of scents.
Tasting Note
The wine has a deep, opaque purple color suggesting intensity and extraction. Heady aromas and flavors deliver jammy black fruit with notes of cedar. The body is full, with silky tannins and a long, penetrating finish.
Food Pairing
Exceptional with full-flavored meats and hard cheeses.
Technical Data
GRAPES: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon
PH: 3.58
ACIDITY: 5.61 g/l
ABV: 14.5%
AGING: 14 months in barriques
Unique Selling Points
  • Poggio al Lupo means "Hill of the Wolf"
  • Poggio al Lupo is named for the Maremma estate purchased by Antonio Moretti in 1999.
  • The vineyard has soil rich in clay, gravel, fine stones and galestra.

About the Grape

Cabernet Sauvignon
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.
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