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2018 Poggio Antico "Lemartine" Toscana IGT, Tuscany, Italy

2018 Poggio Antico "Lemartine" Toscana IGT, Tuscany, Italy

$56.99

  • 2018 Poggio Antico "Lemartine" Toscana IGT, Tuscany, Italy
    • 2018 Poggio Antico "Lemartine" Toscana IGT, Tuscany, Italy

    2018 Poggio Antico "Lemartine" Toscana IGT, Tuscany, Italy

    $56.99 Excl. tax

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      Opulent, intense, and fleshy this wine is loaded with cassis, blackberry compote, blueberry jam and perfumed with candied violets. Delicious with hard cheeses.

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      ABOUT THIS WINE

      Only in production since 2010, Lemartine is our most recent addition to the Poggio Antico lineup. It is a blend of 50% Sangiovese, 25% Cabernet Sauvignon and 25% Petite Verdot and aged in French oak barrels.

      ABOUT THIS PRODUCER

      Poggio Antico is one of Montalcino's most elevated estates, with vineyards averaging 1476 feet above sea level, southwest of the famed medieval citadel. Both the unique location and altitude privilege the wines of Poggio Antico, which benefit from the perfect exposure and enjoy favorable overnight drops in temperature, ideal conditions that increase finesse and intense bouquet.

      Poggio Antico was founded in 1976 and consist of 50 clay, calcareous acres of Brunello di Montalcino. The estate has seen a phenomenal growth, going from 50 to the present 80 acres under vine, developing two parallel Brunello worlds – the more traditional, larger-barrel Brunello, aged longer in Slavonian oak and the modern, finesse-driven Altero, aged in tonneaux (This is a thin barrel or with a capacity of 300-750 liters) of French oak; securing a stellar position in the global market and extending and upgrading the facility to ultrahigh-tech standards.

      In 2017 Poggio Antico changed hands and was purchased by Atlas Invest, and it is now directed by the new General Manager Federico Trost. Poggio Antico recently lead a soil survey to approach the plot-by-plot management which started with the 2018 vintage by identifying, and consequently harvesting and fermenting separately, the micro terroirs inside each vineyard. All the estate is currently under organic conversion and a renovation of the cellar and of the hospitality center are part of the new plans.

       

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