2011 Poggio Verrano 3 Toscana
The new SUPERTUSCAN !!! Fruity blend of Alicante, Cabernet Sauvignon and merlot. A true Tuscan like a Tuscan should be. You taste the herbs and the fruit and you have a delicious long finish. Beautiful and justified reviews for a wine with an excellent price / quality ratio.
Located in the village of Montiano, this tenuta was founded in 2000 by Francesco Bolla and his family. Montiano is part of the Magliano-in-Toscana commune, in the province of Grosseto, known as the wine-growing region of Morellino di Scansano. Here, in the coastal region of the Tuscan Maremma, their south-southwest-oriented vineyards lie some 15 km from the Mediterranean Sea. At an altitude of 170 to 300 meters above sea level, the vineyards are planted with the Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Alicante, Sangiovese and Cabernet Franc grape varieties. The planting density is 6,700 sticks per hectare. The total vineyard area covers 27 hectares, of which the stone-covered soil naturally consists of lime and clay.
After years of assisting his family in Soave (Veneto), winemaker and owner Francesco Bolla was drawn to the Etruscan landscape of the Tuscan Maremma. The Mediterranean climate and the cool, salty sea breeze have a particularly beneficial effect on the vineyards. Striving for perfection, Francesco receives valuable advice from his good friend Carlo Ferrini, one of the most respected Italian oenologists who also works for Barone Ricasoli and Poliziano. Francesco first selects the best grapes in the vineyards, which are then picked by hand. The yield is low: only 1 kg of grapes per vine. He lets the alcoholic fermentation take place in temperature-controlled stainless steel cuves. After this fermentation follows a slow peeling in small stainless steel barrels that are not closed. The 'hat' (chapeau) is pushed down with precision and caution during this 'maceration'. The malolactic fermentation allows Francesco to take place in oak barriques. The wine cellar is completely underground and consists of three levels, so that the grapes and musts are moved entirely by gravity. The well-structured and fruity cuvée 'Poggio Verrano 3' is bottled unfiltered. Wide and deep scents appear sultry with delicate aromas of cherry fruit. In the first step we smell solid, even somewhat farmer's scents and feel pure nature. Contrary to what the nose suggests, the wine has a medium body and fresh flavors that swell in the fuller aftertaste with hints of cherry fruit and wild strawberries. Pleasant notes of mint are revealed in the beautiful length. This Poggio Verrano has been one of our best-selling wines for years and that is not surprising because it is a delicious complete wine with a more than excellent price / quality ratio.
Fact: The 2011 was only released in 2019
Source: https://hubrechtduijker.com/actueel-maandmagazine/ - October 2016
Don't expect a fruit bomb (rare in Italy anyway), but a juicy, supple, well-structured whole with dark, partly animal tones, a lot of spicy wood and some freshness. A wine that begs for food, stews, game and blue cheese for example. Despite the completely different grape mix, while I was tasting I was reminded somewhat of the style of Brunello di Montalcino. The founder of the Poggio Verrano domain (27 hectares, 15 kilometers from the coast) is Francesco Bolla who first worked for the large family business Bolla, but in 2000 became a winemaker himself.
Wine Enthusiast - Apr 2013: Poggio Verrano 3 90p "Editor's Choice & Top Value" Wine-advocate (Parker) 91p
Recently reviewed by VINUM Magazine in their special "Top of Toskana 2016"
Toscana IGT Poggio Verrano 3 2010
16.5 Punked | 2018 bis 2021 Duftet nach Kirschen, Flieder und Kräutern, auch feine Würze; geschliff a Textur und frische Fruchtigkeit
Don't expect a fruit bomb (rare in Italy anyway), but a juicy, supple, well-structured whole with dark, partly animal tones, a lot of spicy wood and some freshness. A wine that begs for food, stews, game and blue cheese for example. Despite the completely different grape mix, while I was tasting I was reminded somewhat of the Brunello di Montalcino style.
|Available as of||Mar 13, 2021|
|Type of Wine||Red|
|Grape||Alicante (Bouschet), Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot|
|Drinking as of||2019|
|Tasting Profiles||Droog, Houtgerijpt, Krachtig, Rood fruit, Tannines, Vol|
|Drink moments||Lekker luxe, Met vrienden, Open haard, Romantisch|