Sangiovese Merlot Chianti Superiore Italy
Poggiotondo are located on the western hills of Chianti region, between Vinci and Cerreto Guidi. The vines are planted to a mixture of limestone and marine sediment with the presence of white sea shells, which have the effect of imparting elegance and complexity to the wines. Ripe, engaing, perfectly balanced, extended time on skins and ageing in the finest oak delivers a wine which exhibits beautiful black fruit flavours and elegant spice, kept vibrant and nominally dry by the support of underlying acidity.
A combination of great soils and the exposure of vines permits a diversity with which to produce complex wines that are well balanced and express the individuality of terroir and clime. The Poggiotondo winemaking facility itself is a simple structure. Sangiovese and Merlot are harvested and vinified separately. After destemming and crushing, the must is pressed into vats for fermentation to indigenous yeast at 28C. Following ten days maceration on skins and completion of malolactic, the wines are treated to twelve months maturation in a selection of well seasoned French oak barriques. The toasting of barrels is always given close consideration to avoid interfering with the primary, aromatic character of the wine.
Deep scarlet red. Notes of iris flower, red and black cherries, elegant black and red fruits are complexed by hints of spice. Warm on the palate, round with the presence of slealthy, deep tannins, pretty floral notes add a sense of lift, all complimented by a lingering, long lasting finish. A sleek, racy wine with impeccable balance throughout.