“Dedicato a Walter” Bolgheri Superiore DOC 2016

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    "Dedicato a Walter" Bolgheri Superiore DOC 2016

    Marilisa and Franco Allegrini dedicated this single-varietal Cabernet Franc from their own vineyards on Via Bolgherese to their eldest brother Walter, who died in 2003. The 2015 vintage marked the beginning of an even more radical focus on the terroir and the quality of the grapes. Since then, a third fewer bottles have been filled each year, and the result is now a Bolgheri Superiore from their own grapes from the core zone of Bolgheri, which can hardly be surpassed in elegance and character. Compact and elegant Cabernet Franc with fine tobacco notes, ripe blackcurrant aromas, some pepper and eucalyptus, plus slightly earthy tones. Dense fruit and polished tannin on the palate, clear, rich final. SUPERIORE.DE

    "Cabernet Franc in purezza from a 7-hectare vineyard: a potpourri of blackberries, spices and pepper is beguiling from the first sniff; elegant yet full of character with precise tannins, the finish is long and extremely complex. Put it in the cellar for the time being, then it will be even more fun." Vinum

    "This red is vibrant and tightly woven, featuring black currant, blackberry, wild herb, iron and spice flavors. The oak is well integrated, as are the powdery tannins. The finish is long and focused." Wine Spectator

    "A pretty and firm wine with blackberry and cherry character. Full body, firm and chewy tannins and a flavorful finish. Attractive and exciting. Love the tannin structure. 100% cabernet franc." James Suckling

    "Poggio al Tesoro's 2016 Dedicato a Walter exudes richness and power in all of its dimensions. Blackberry jam, chocolate, lavender, licorice and menthol all flesh out in an ample, potent wine that shows all the potential of Franc in Tuscany's Maremma. I would give the 2016 another year or so in bottle, as the tannins are a bit imposing at this stage." Vinous

    "This is one of the first monovarietal expressions of Cabernet Franc to shine the spotlight on the grape and its exciting performance in Bolgheri. The Poggio al Tesoro 2016 Bolgheri Superiore Dedicato A Walter opens to a darkly saturated and impenetrable appearance. The bouquet is heavily enriched with black fruit, burnt ember, mesquite and campfire ash. The oak is quite evident at this stage, but it should continue to shed and sand away with time. At its core, the wine is packed with black fruit, and you also get delicate notes of rosemary oil, pressed lavender and scorched earth." Robert Parker

    119,00 €

    09932316 · 0,75 l · 158,67 €/l · Price (DE) incl. VAT, excl. Shippingavailable immediately

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    Product Details
    • Wine Classics: Supertuscan
    • Grape Variety: 100% Cabernet Franc
    • Cultivation: close to nature
    • Expansion: 24 months barrique
    • Development: barrique
    • Filtration: no
    • Alcohol Content: 15,00 % vol
    • Total Extract: 33,65 g/l
    • Total Acidity: 6,05 g/l
    • Residual Sugar: 2,72 g/l
    • Sulfite: 98 mg/l
    • ph-Value: 3,55
    • Closure: natural cork
    • Serving Temperature: 18-20 °C
    • Storage Potential: 2038+
    • Food Recommendations: grilled with dark sauces, lamb
    • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
    Character
    • Harmonious / soft and round
    • Wine for Meditation
    • Wine for Fireplace/Tobacco Lovers
    Fits to:
    • Dark Meat
    • Grilled of any Kind
    • Medium old Cheese
    • Hearty wild Dishes
    stored air-conditioned
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