Poggio ai Ginepri – Bolgheri DOC – is composed of Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot and Petit Verdot vinified separately and extracted by soft pressing. A nice wine with defined structure and pronounced concentration. The wine’s olfactory panorama is ample and profound while at once immediate and present. An intense structure characterizes this wine, but with a beautiful softness and a remarkably clean finish.
Following destemming and gentle pressing, each variety is produced separately. Fermentation and maceration occur in stainless steel tanks for about 15-20 days ata controlled temperature never exceeding 28°C. Half of the wine is then put into 225-liter barrels made of used French and Hungarian oak, where malolactic fermentation takes place. The other half of the wine is aged in stainless steel tanks. Afterwards, the final blend is made and, subsequently, the wine is bottled.
80/100 m. asl
6500 Wine grapes/Ha
Yield per hectare
90 quintals Grapes/Ha
The year began with a generally mild winter and scarcely rainy days, then temperatures abruptly dropped in the month of January. March has undoubtedly been dry with little rain and quite hot, thus setting an early bud breaking which, however, has not been hastened thanks to a mild and fairly rainy month of April. In general, the rains in spring and the cool temperature in May, which have been quite unusual, greatly delayed flowering and the stage of fruit set, enabling the plants to reach a perfect vegetative balance for the summer season that has generally been dry with some rainfall that created water reserves and has accompanied the stage of veraison, driving away the danger of water stress of the plants. The weather in September, hot and dry, has ensured a slow and lengthy maturation; the plants with great productive balance have managed to perfectly ripen the bunches, which showed excellent quality on average. Harvesting began on 6 September with the Merlot in the area of “Villa Donoratico” and ended with the Cabernet Sauvignon picked between the end of September and 9 October. The wines are sweet and endowed with great structure, and the level of acidity is marked for almost all the varieties, making the tasting very balanced for a vintage that has immediately proven to be excellent.