BOLGHERI WINE. POGGIO AL TESORO. Linking innovation and tradition.

BOLGHERI WINE. POGGIO AL TESORO. Linking innovation and tradition.

Poggio al Tesoro

Bolgheri as wine region.

Bolgheri was nothing more than a dream for the Allegrini family: the vision of creating unique wines in a world-famous wine region. The goal came true in stages - ideas gradually materialized and gave way to confidence, plans, knowledge, and concrete steps, until finally, the final project appeared: Poggio Al Tesoro. An exceptional terroir and ideal climatic conditions, together with many years of experience and knowledge, have made Poggio al Tesoro a reality. It now produces wines with a distinct character and personality, reflecting both power, elegance and depth. After several years and a lot of detailed work, Poggio Al Tesoro has become a fantastic 70-hectare estate in the main wine-growing area of ​​Bolgheri.

POGGIO AL TESORO

When you come to Bolgheri and begin to travel along its famous roads, cypress boulevards, the famous Bolgerese highway, you understand that Bolgheri is a continuous series of terraces, ascents, and hills that gradually descend to the sea.
And if you pay attention to the soil, you will immediately notice the changing shades from yellowish to a color similar to tan and coffee as you approach the hills of Castiglioncello. And it is here, thanks to colossal human efforts, began an amazing viticultural transformation from an abandoned, unhealthy place caused by malaria to a famous magical place - the center of Bolgheri wines.

The first vine was planted on the estate in 2003. The choice of varieties was made based on the climatic conditions and characteristics of the POGGIO AL TESORO soil.
Sandy, rocky soils have been planted with more powerful grape varieties such as Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc. On the other hand, soils rich in clay and minerals are better suited for varieties like Merlot, which produce elegant, harmonious and full-bodied wine flavors. At Via Bolgherese, light tillage keeps the soil cool and aerated, while at Le Sondraie, the grass is grown between each row of vines (winter and spring) to suppress the turbulent energy and maintain the best temperature-humidity ratio.

Vineyards Poggio al Tesoro in Bolgeri : 

VIA BOLGHERESE

7 ha planted in 1994 using spurred cordon training, yielding 9,000 vines per hectare. 

VIA BOLGHERESE

Composition of the vineyards:

51% Cabernet Sauvignon 49% Cabernet Franc

LE GROTTINE

This vineyard also has 7 ha.  Petit Verdot was planted in the sandiest part and stonier soils were instead planted with Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon. 

LE GROTTINE

Composition of the vineyards:

33% Cabernet Franc 22% Cabernet Sauvignon 45% Petit Verdot

LE SONDRAIE

High magnesium content allows growing extremely great Merlot.

LE SONDRAIE

Composition of the vineyards:

20% Merlot 18% Cabernet Sauvignon 28% Cabernet Franc

VALLE DI CERBAIA

Also 7 ha planted in 2008 

VALLE DI CERBAIA

Composition of the vineyards:

34% Cabernet Sauvignon 33% Cabernet Franc 33% Viognier

 

As a result of colossal work, we have made a fantastic line of high-quality wines that have received a worldwide calling. We have received numerous awards.

2003
91 - Wine Spectator
2004
92 - The Wine Advocate
92 - Wine Spectator
2005
92 - The Wine Advocate
95 - Wine Enthusiast
91 - Wine Spectator
2006
92+ - The Wine Advocate
94 - Wine Spectator
2007
93 - The Wine Advocate
2008
93 - Wine Enthusiast
90 - Wine Spectator
Gold Medal - International Wine Challenge
2010
91 – Wine Enthusiast
95 – The Wine Advocate
92 – James Suckling
96 – Decanter
17 – Jancis Robinson
2011
94 – Wine Spectator
93 – The Wine Advocate
95 – James Suckling
92 – Vinous
Super 3 Stelle – Guida Oro Veronelli
2012
93 – The Wine Advocate
93 – Wine Enthusiast
95 – Decanter Magazine
Tre Bicchieri – Gambero Rosso
5 grappoli – Bibenda
2014
93 – The Wine Advocate
93 – Wine Enthusiast
95 – Decanter Magazine
Tre Bicchieri – Gambero Rosso
5 grappoli – Bibenda
2015
Super 3 Stelle – Guida Oro Veronelli
97 – Wine Advocate
94 – James Suckling

Now POGGIO AL TESORO wines can be purchased in the wevino.store wine shop.

Il Seggio 2017


Besides, the first customer who reads this article can take advantage of a unique special offer to buy a box of 6 bottles Poggio Al Tesoro Bolgheri Il Seggio 2017 with discount code "Seggio" for only 99 euros.