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Poderi Sanguineto

Poderi Sanguineto Rosso di Montepulciano 2019

$28.99

no added sulfur
organic

Country: Italy

Region: Tuscany

Type: Red Wine

Grape: Prugnole Gentile (Sangiovese)/Canaiolo/Mammolo

Prugnole Gentile is the variant of Sangiovese in and around Montepulciano and is the majority of this blend, as is traditional and required by law (70% minimum). All of the fruit is from organically farmed estate vines, many of them very old, and all of them tended carefully by Dora Forsoni on his 50-hectare family estate.

The grapes are hand-harvested and destemmed but with many whole berries remaining intact; the fermentation with native yeasts and maceration in concrete is long and slow, as is the gentle pressing to get to the core of each berry (where Dora believes the sweetest part of the fruit lies). The wine is aged in botti (large barrels) for two years before release.

A mid-weight wine with medium tannins. bright red fruit, subtle floral notes, and sweet spices cut by bright acidity.  

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