Poggio alle Nane is a blend of the finest Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon and a small percentage of Carménère grapes that express the unique terroir of one of the estate’s very best vineyards. Poggio alle Nane is a wine of great aromatic complexity with an elegant tannic structure.
The grapes, chosen by hand with care and attention and picked into small packing cases, were selected once again on a conveyor belt before destemming and a soft pressing of the crop. The pressed grapes fell directly by gravity into conical stainless-steel fermenting tanks where the alcoholic fermentation took place. The period of skin contact lasted approximately twenty days at a temperature held to a maximum of 82 °Fahrenheit (28 °Centigrade) and was immediately followed by a complete malolactic fermentation in oak barrels. The aging was completed by some sixteen months in French barriques.
Poggio alle Nane presents a deep red color. The nose fascinates for its varietal character with sensations of ripe black berry fruit, which unite with notes of mountain herbs, black currants, and thyme. The hints of liquorice and violets, balsamic and floral, complete the picture, in complete harmony with sweet spices. The palate is rich and elegant, potent, with lovely and silky tannins and a long and persistent finish. The wine closes with notes of bitter chocolate, wild cherries, and tobacco.