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Poggio di Guardia IGT Toscana by Poggio di Guardia 2016

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$79.95

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"At the pinnacle of the local red blend food chain at Poggio di Guardia is this merlot, cabernet franc and cabernet sauvignon based wine made with the use of rebo housed in Terracotta Orcio amphora. Siena used this garrison high point to warn of enemy sightings during the Florentine wars of the Middle Ages and today it houses some of Tuscany's most fascinating vineyards. Oenologist Stefano di Blasi and Gabbiano's Federico Cerelli have transformed these Radda in Chianti blocks into some of the (Chianti Classico) territory's great IGT cru sites. Rebo was created in 1948 by Rebo Rigotti at the San Michele all'Adige research center in Trentino and why it was planted in Chianti Classico is not quite certain. Not dried appassimento style but instead fortified in amphora there are glycerin and dried fruit notes of great tang to support what the Bordeaux grapes just seem to want and need. More ripeness, consistent funk and great grip are hallmarks of 2016 and spice is simply everywhere. The changes of tense, chords and tempo are so unique to this blend and the place. You just have to try it to believe."

94 points - Michael Godel, WineAlign, July 2019

$79.95

$479.70

Poggio di Guardia

Italy (Italy), Tuscany (Italy)

6 x 750 ml

Cured Meat, Hard Cheese, Pasta, Red Meat


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"At the pinnacle of the local red blend food chain at Poggio di Guardia is this merlot, cabernet franc and cabernet sauvignon based wine made with the use of rebo housed in Terracotta Orcio amphora. Siena used this garrison high point to warn of enemy sightings during the Florentine wars of the Middle Ages and today it houses some of Tuscany's most fascinating vineyards. Oenologist Stefano di Blasi and Gabbiano's Federico Cerelli have transformed these Radda in Chianti blocks into some of the (Chianti Classico) territory's great IGT cru sites. Rebo was created in 1948 by Rebo Rigotti at the San Michele all'Adige research center in Trentino and why it was planted in Chianti Classico is not quite certain. Not dried appassimento style but instead fortified in amphora there are glycerin and dried fruit notes of great tang to support what the Bordeaux grapes just seem to want and need. More ripeness, consistent funk and great grip are hallmarks of 2016 and spice is simply everywhere. The changes of tense, chords and tempo are so unique to this blend and the place. You just have to try it to believe."

94 points - Michael Godel, WineAlign, July 2019

Additional Information

Additional Information

Bottles Per Case 6 Pack
Point Score 94
Bottle Size 750 ml
Producer Poggio di Guardia
Region Italy (Italy), Tuscany (Italy)
Alcohol 14.5% alc./vol.
Style Warm and spicy reds
Vintage 2016
Farming Method Sustainable
Grapes 40% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Merlot, 20% Rebo
Food Pairing Cured Meat, Hard Cheese, Pasta, Red Meat
Descriptors Earthy, Floral, Fruity, Mineral
Wine Type Red
Wood Presence Oaked
Body Full
Price of Case $479.70

About Poggio di Guardia

For those who know and love Super-Tuscans, Poggio di Guardia needs no introduction. One look at this classic label, which reads like the “acknowledgements” page at the end of a great book, should be enough. Two of the best-known, most critically acclaimed “Super-Tuscan” blends of all time Tignanello and Solaia, come from vineyards in the Chianti Classico region. Today, we're excited to bring you a bottling from the very same winemakers who are responsible for their fame. Stefano di Blasi will be familiar to well-heeled wine-bibbers as the genius behind such Italian gems as Solaia and Tignanello. And Federico Cerelli has been producing stunning wines throughout Tuscany for almost 20 years. Poggio di Guardia is a hidden treasure, but not for much longer as the accolades continue to pour in. This is a Gold Standard super-Tuscan, from high-elevation vineyards in the heart of Chianti and a reference-point Italian red that will age for decades.