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Connexion Oenophilia represents fine wines produced by exceptional estates, many of them family-owned.  All are committed to producing wines of superb quality.

 

PoggioVerrano

Dromos Maremma Toscana IGT

Tuscany :: Italy

http://blog.poggioverrano.it/

Estate::

Wisely integrated in the shining and rural surrounding landscape of Maremma Toscana, the vineyards are 27 ha in size with density of 6700 vines per ha grown with low spurred cordon. Rocky soil of calcareous and clayey nature, height between 170 and 300 m. on sea level, south-southwest exposure and 15 km distance from the Mediterranean sea represent ideal conditions for indigenous varietals such as Sangiovese and Alicante together with Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Merlot perfectly integrated along the Tuscan coast since many decades. The winery is the other important quality component. Built following the gravity flow principle, it is fully underground to respect the surroundings and covered by vines. In its building modality and shape – as shown by the long passage crossing the cellar all the way from the entrance – it reminds essentiality and harmony typical of Etruscan style.

Grape varieties::

Cabernet Sauvignon
Merlot
Alicante
Sangiovese
Cabernet Franc

Vinification::

the selective hand harvest is followed by temperature controlled fermentation and slow maceration in small inox vats with gentle “punching down the cap”; after the malo-lactic fermentation wines are left to mature in oak; finally, they age in bottles before being commercialized.  During the whole process both grapes and wine move by gravity.

ageing::

18 months in barriques and 24 months in bottle

appearance::

intense ruby red

nose::

rich bouquet of ripe dark fruit with nice spicy tones and well balanced vanilla notes, mineral

taste::

soft tannins; good acidity and a smooth finish

Food pairing::

tasty pasta, beef, grilled meat, savoury fish

Closure::

natural cork

Ratings::

94 Wine Advocate 

 

 

% alc./vol. ::

14.5