Poggio al Tesoro Sondraia Bolgheri Superiore DOC 2013

Our Price: $79.99 / bottle
(RRP $100.00)

Case: 6 bottles

96 Points & Platinum Medal, Best Tuscan Red - Decanter World Wine Awards 2017

Sondraia has a vivid red colour, with intense notes of fresh fruit and herbs on the nose. On the palate, the wine opens up with great class and silky smoothness. Well balanced, this is a powerful wine with great finesse.

  • After de-stemming and soft pressing, fermentation took place in temperature-controlled stainless steel tanks at 28-30°C for 10 days. Frequent `delestage` or rack and return, as well as punching down the cap, was used to extract good colour and ripe tannins. Post-fermentation maceration took place for 22 days, the wine was then aged in 50% new and 50% one year old French barriques for 18 months. It was released after nine months in bottle.

    Vintage: 2013
    Varietal: Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot
    Appellation: Bolgheri, Italy
    Alcohol: 15%
  • 96 Points & Platinum Medal, Best Tuscan Red - Decanter World Wine Awards 2017
    Decanter: 96 Points
    Plenty of capsicum and pepper notes on the nose, tomato leaf and ripe plums. Delicious sweet core of ripe red and black cherry fruit on the palate with very complex savoury notes. Great juicy fruits and long complex finish.

    95 Points - James Suckling
    Fantastic aromas of blackberry, black currant and fresh herbs. Lots of rosemary. Full body, yet firm and polished. Very balanced and silky. Love the harmony in this. A blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Cabernet Franc.

    Monica Larner - Robertparker.com
    The 2013 Bolgheri Superiore Sondraia is 65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc aged in new and neutral oak for 18 months. The results are dark and luscious with generous blackberry fruit at the top. As you dig deeper, this wine begins to show nuances of exotic spice and grilled herb with dark mineral and tar at the back. The results are well proportioned and balanced.