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Poderi Sanguineto - Rosso di Montepulciano 2021

Poderi Sanguineto - Rosso di Montepulciano 2021

Regular price $60.00
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This wine comes from the family estate of Dora Forsoni and her partner Patrizia. Dora is truly amazing. Currently in her 70's she and her partner still do all the vineyard work themselves on their 3.5 ha family estate.

The work is meticulous with a focus on doing everything by hand with an eye on quality. Everything from tilling the soil to tying each vine is done by Dora by hand.  

A medium bodied wine with bright cherry fruit, flowers and tar. A beautifully balanced wine that is at a quality far beyond the price.

Producer: Poderi Sanguineto
Country: Italy
Region: Montepulciano / Tuscany
Grapes: Sangiovese (Prugnolo Gentile) / Canaiolo / Mammolo

The Fruit: Estate Grown
Viticulture: Organic
Additions: Minimal Sulphur
Weight: Medium

 

THE ESTATE

This wine comes from the family estate of Dora Forsoni and her partner Patrizia. Dora is truly amazing. Currently in her 70's she and her partner still do all the vineyard work themselves on their 3.5 ha family estate.

The work is meticulous with a focus on doing everything by hand with an eye on quality. Everything from tilling the soil to tying each vine is done by Dora by hand. Dora first started working alongside her father in 1968, although in those days most of the fruit was sold off in bulk. Dora only began bottling and selling her own wines in 1997.

The estate has been organic for decades with zero chemicals used and even very few organic treatments. The vines are re-planted selection massale but even very old vines are given new life. The old vine is cut off at the base and a new vine allowed to grow from the old trunk. A pretty rare practice in Tuscany.

NERD NOTES

Handpicked with mostly whole berries. Fermented wild in concrete tanks. Macerated for around 10 days before gentle pressing to a mix of French and Slavonian oak botti, sizes range from 18 to 30 hl. 

Only one wine is made on the estate. The different cuvees are only differentiated by their length of aging. 

Double points nerd bonus round! There is a "I" and "II" semi-hidden on the label. This refers to the history of the vineyard, which was divided into blocks to be worked by sharecroppers in the early 1900's. The numbers reference the face that Sanguineto is made up of the old #1 and #2 blocks.

 

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