Poggio Al Tesoro &

Poggio Al Tesoro 'Dedicato A Walter' Toscana I.G.T. 2006
(Tuscany, Italy) - [WS 94] [RP 92+]


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Notes from the Winemaker:

Poggio al Tesoro, owned by Marilisa Allegrini, was founded in 2001. It is located in the prestigious area of Bolgheri, a premiere appellation situated in the upper part of Tuscany’s Maremma, south of Pisa and just two miles from the Tyrrhenian Sea. The best clones of Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot and Petit Verdot have been planted at Poggio al Tesoro for the precise purpose of crafting top-class wines with bold international style.

Bolgheri's terroir, with its proximity to the sea and the particularly favourable exposure to the sun, allows Cabernet Franc to thrive. In this microclimate, Cabernet Franc vinified as a single varietal enhances its spicy nuances and gains elegance and depth. The wine is named after Walter Allegrini and symbolizes the love he felt for this land.

100% Cabernet Franc

TASTING NOTES

Intense ruby red in colour, with complex aromas of ripe red fruit, balsamic spices and an elegant toasted note. On the palate, it is exotic, spicy, full-bodied and harmonious, with ripe and well-developed tannins and a long, persistent finish.

FOOD PAIRINGS
Particularly suited for juicy, well-seasoned meat, either casseroled or braised, such as lamb, pigeon, duck, hare
with red wine sauces. Perfect accompaniment to high quality, full-flavored cheeses.


Ratings & Reviews


94 Points - Wine Spectator Magazine:
"Dark ruby in color, with sweet herbs, tea and dark berries on the nose. Full-bodied, with loads of fruit and chewy, polished tannins. This is a big, powerful wine, with a deep core of fruit and excellent structure. From the Alllegrinis of Veneto. Cabernet Franc. Best after 2012. 850 cases made." –JS (Oct 31, 2009)

92+ Points - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
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"The 2006 Dedicato a Walter (Cabernet Franc) is a massive offering packed with ripe, dark fruit. Today the wine is incredibly dense and fruit-driven, with little of the aromatic complexity that makes Cabernet Franc in Maremma so compelling. Structurally the wine is very refined, and all this bottle needs is a few years in the cellar to incorporate its 100% new oak and for its inner perfume to emerge. This is another highly promising effort from Poggio al Tesoro. Anticipated maturity: 2011-2021." - Antonio Galloni (Aug 2009)