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.

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Harvest Note
It was a regular vintage, temperatures were in the norm, there was some rains during spring-summer period, mainly every 15 days we had 30-40mm of rainfall. We had sunny weeks with standard temperatures (25degree during day and 18degree by night,) which allowed the formation of important sugars. September was perfect, although with a little bit of humidity, but it was very sunny and with very little rain. We got very interesting Sangiovese, with elegant tannins, and characterful Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Petit Verdot , with excellent colors and great structural concentrations. We can affirm that 2018 will be a vintage of extreme quality, characterized by very balanced wines with good freshness and concentration.
Tasting Note
Intense ruby color. 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.
Technical Data
GRAPES: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon
APPELLATION: Maremma IGT
PH: 3.56
ACIDITY: 5.45 g/l
ABV: 14.5%
AGING: 14 months in barriques
Unique Selling Points
  • 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
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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