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In addition to the Tenuta Sette Ponti in the heart of Chianti, Antonio Moretti also owns the Podere Orma vineyards in Bolgheri and Poggio al Lupo in the Maremma. On the "wolf hill" The Dottore is supported by the oenologist Carlo Ferrini and his assistant Gioia Cresti, who is considered to be very innovative. The estate is located in an area of southern Tuscany, where many other well-respected winegrowers are active. In the 45 hectare large and solidly financed business, the top-class team of experts succeeds again and again in convincing the wine world with its competence and determination. The terroir typical of the coastal areas also contributes to the class of ruby wines produced in Magliano in the south of the province of Grosseto. The assortment, which comprises only two products, consists of the classic pure Morellino di Scansano - the Sangiovese grape is called Morellino in this region. – and the Supertoscan Poggio al Lupo.
On one third of the area of the vineyard formerly known as Azienda Agricola Fornace, grapes are grown in a density of around 6,700 vines per hectare. The soils are rich in clay, gravel and fine stones. The most important vineyard reaches 330 metres above sea level and is planted with Cabernet Sauvignon, Alicante, Petit Verdot and recently Vermentino. The grapes in Poggio al Lupo are harvested by hand. Carlo Ferrini, who has worked for the wine houses Castello di Brolio, Poliziano, Castello di Fonterutoli and Castello di Terriccio, among others, prepares wines of great maturity, with sophisticated tannins and rich in French oak. Longer maceration periods and biological acid degradation are also characteristic features of vinification. The IGT wine Poggio al Lupo was officially presented to the professional world for the first time in 2001 at the international wine trade fair Vinitaly in Verona. Remarkable as the quality is also the price of the noble drop. For example, wine lovers have had to pay between 35 and 40 euros for a bottle of this wine, which is often highly praised by critics, for several years now.
Since 1996 Antonio Moretti has dedicated himself to winegrowing in his estates with special dedication and great care. With the intention of obtaining the best results from the vines, the son of an architect with his top-class team of experts can regularly present outstanding wines that make the hearts of wine lovers around the globe beat faster. SUPERIORE.DE
- Year of foundation: 1999
- Owner: Antonio Moretti
- Oenologist: Carlo Ferrini
- Vineyard: approx. 15 hectares
- Natural cultivation