New Label and Blend for 2016 Poggio Badiola IGT Toscana

New Label and Blend for 2016 Poggio Badiola IGT Toscana

“…excellent choice …a terrific value at this price point.”, Robert Parker Jr.

The new vintage of Poggio Badiola has arrived! Its brand new label is inspired by the ancient Romanic abbey, La Badiola, which was built in 998 B.C. and overlooks the vineyards of one of the most picturesque hills of Chianti Classico. The addition of Petit Verdot to the blend (65% Sangiovese, 30% Merlot, 5% Petit Verdot ) adds an appetising spiciness and enhances its longevity. The wine spent 10 months in Tonneaux barrels (500 l) allowing the production of a fresher, more modern style while the introduction of the natural cork enables further ageing and elevates its quality level.

Vineyard: Le Ripe (18 ha)
Altitude: 450-510m
Soil: Rocky (decomposed limestone and sandstone)
Training System: Cordon and Guyot
Vines per hectare: 5,500 – 7,200
Harvest: hand-picked
Tasting notes: juicy red berries, spicy, elegant and velvety
Food pairing ideas: Cold cuts, pasta with meat/game sauce, pizza, meaty white fish, pot roast

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