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2013 Poggio Scalette Il Carbonaione

What Sangiovese Should Be
October 14, 2016

Vittorio Fiore  

Vittorio in the cellar   

 

Poggio Scalette takes its name from the landscape, which is characterized by dry, stone walls supporting terraces on which the vineyards and olive groves are planted. From a distance the impression is of a series of stairs climbing the slopes of Greve, on the border with Panzano. After the death of its previous owner, Poggio Scalette remained abandoned for years until Vittorio Fiore, one of Italy's most famed winemakers, discovered the property in 1991 with his wife, Adriana. In 1996. It was discovered that the plot of land known as Il Carbonaione was the first area to be replanted after World War I, which means these vines, more than 90 years old, are a rare example of the original clone of the famous Sangiovese di Lamole variety in the Chianti Classico area.

The 2013 Poggio Scalette Il Carbonaione is a rich full bodied Sangiovese. It is a wine of great personality and aging potential. It is also small production and considered one of the benchmarks of Tuscan wine by producers all over Italy.

2013 Poggio Scalette Il Carbonaione:  Deep ruby. Complex array of primary flavors and aromas. Tart cherries, blackberries, currants and plums with bright spice and focused tannins. Long finish with complexity.  Excellent  64/bottle

 

Special six pack:  Six bottles of the above for a special price of $346

Special case: 12 bottles of the above for a special price of $653

 

Order by phone at 617.367.8605, or reserve here: peter@federalwine.com

 

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           - Peter Hemenway