Tenuta Sette Ponti Maremma Toscana "Poggio al Lupo" 2014 (Tuscany, Italy) - [AG 92] [WS 90] [JS 90]

Tenuta Sette Ponti Maremma Toscana "Poggio al Lupo" 2014
(Tuscany, Italy) - [AG 92] [WS 90] [JS 90]

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Notes from the Winemaker:
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.

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.

Technical Data:
GRAPES: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon
PH: 3.55
ACIDITY: 5.90 g/l
ABV: 14%
AGING: Matured for 14 to 16 months in French oak

Ratings & Reviews

92 Points - Antonio Galloni:
"The 2014 Poggio al Lupo (Cabernet Sauvignon) is another impressive wine from Sette Ponti, especially within the context of the vintage. Herb, rose petal and raspberry jam are some of the signatures. The 2014 is perhaps a touch slender, but it possesses notable freshness and aromatic nuance. I would give it a year or two to unwind." - Antonio Galloni (Nov 2016)

90 Points- Wine Spectator Magazine:
"This has nice sweet fruit notes, with black cherry, black currant and cedar aromas and flavors matched to dense, grainy tannins and earth and tobacco accents. Pretty overall, with spicy length. Drink now through 2023. 1,700 cases made." – BS (Oct 31, 2016)

90 Points - James Suckling:
"Very pretty blueberry and blackberry aromas follow through to a medium body, firm tannins and a fresh finish. Delicious young wine from the difficult 2014 vintage. Drink now." - (July 20, 2016)

89+ Points - Robert Paker's Wine Advocate:
"The 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon Poggio al Lupo is a plump and succulent expression with a bright dose of black cherry and dark sweet fruit. This wine defies the difficult vintage thanks to its balance, density and frankness. The overall effect is genuine and simple, but that's what makes this wine so easy to drink and approachable." - Monica Larner (31st Jan 2017)

Wine Enthusiast Magazine:
"Made entirely with Cabernet Sauvignon, this opens with aromas of black currant, toast and cedar. The palate offers tart wild cherry, black pepper and oak-driven spice while assertive, somewhat astringent tannins leave a mouth-puckering finish." - Kerin O’Keefe (3/1/2017)