Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Poggio al Casone Toscana IGT 2005

With a nose of cranberry and fig, black raspberries, strawberries and white pepper with subtle animal notes, this blend of 80% Sangiovese and 20% Syrah offer up an exotic aromatic presentation. 12 months aging in French oak barriques shows on the palate with a smoky veil revealing herbal tones and more dark fruit, evolving to leather, wood, mint and mineral.

In the Siena hills the Poggio al Casone Estate in the Colline Pisane region of Tuscany, the Castellani family is making a major investment in their Tuscan estates. To produce this selection of Tuscan Red, they have followed the craft of the *tufaceous soils of Poggio al Casone that give birth to soft and light wines, with strong fruitiness and intriguing aromatic complexity.

*tufaceous\ a porous rock formed as a deposit from springs or streams
Webster's New Collegiate Dictionary

Full disclosure: This bottle was a complimentary sample for Vigna Uva Vino from Poggio al Casone.

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