Poggio Al Tesoro Bolgheri Superiore Sondraia
Sondraia serves as a concrete example of how a textbook Bordeaux blend can be expertly crafted from Bolgheri's terroir, creating an original and easily recognizable masterpiece.
Intense ruby red, the nose opens with nuances of cherry and plum and deep notes of blackberries, followed by aromatic herbs and a pleasant spiciness. It is elegant and seductive on the palate, revealing the considerable body, great structure and balance, and silky tannins.
Another vintage to remember, defined by many as one of the earliest on record in Bolgheri. After a relatively mild winter, albeit with heavy rainfall, the spring months enjoyed regular rainfall that fostered the uniform development of the buds, which had already appeared in early March. The summer season was dry and airy, with some refreshing rain in early September that enabled the grapes to ripen in perfect health. During the preharvest period, broad variations in day-night temperatures encouraged phenolic and aromatic ripening while maintaining elevated acidity. Vintage 2016 promises intriguing wines with marked varietal personality, reasonable structure, and excellent aging potential.
After just a few vintages, Sondraia has become a classic in the Bolgheri area, thanks to a style that seeks a robust profile but with harmony and finesse. Perfectly ripe grapes and detailed work in the cellar yield a wine with intense notes of fresh fruit and herbs which follow through on the palate, where the wine opens up with the great class and silky smoothness.
Bolgheri has been nothing short of a dream come true: a vision of establishing roots in a world-famous area producing wines that capture the imagination of a cosmopolitan clientele. Our was, in reality, a journey is undertaken in stages, where the exchange of ideas slowly gave way to sensations, curiosity, learning, and a sense of wonder until, finally, a substantial, concrete project emerged: Poggio al Tesoro. The exceptional value and quality of the area, together with our expertise and experience, has transformed Poggio al Tesoro into a reality: we produce wines with a distinctive personality, expressing power and complexity as well as elegance and depth. After just a few years and a great deal of hard work, Poggio al Tesoro is now a thriving 70 hectare (173 acres) Estate in prime Bolgheri wine-making territory.