2018 Poggio Teo
Valiano wines represent the core expression of the Piccini families commitment to quality and terroir. The Chianti Classico “Poggio Teo” plays a fundamental role in the Valiano Estate. A Single Vineyard covering the north, east and south sides of the Poggio Teo hill. The 10ha vineyard is located at 400 meters above sea-level, the highest point of the estate, planted on sandy rocky soil. The layer of fragmented rock near the surface ensures excellent drainage, whereas the clay layers above and beneath the fragmented rock are natural water “reservoirs” for the vineyard. Significant diurnal ranges guarantee the production of healthy and particularly aromatic grapes.
The three parcels are harvested and vinified separately. Grape selection occurs in the vineyard and at the winery. Maceration lasts for about 15 days at of 28C before 3 months in barriques, 12 months in oak barrels, and finally 3 months in bottle before being released.
Intense ruby colour with garnet hues. This is a rich, yet fresh and elegant wine. Red and black cherries, black pepper, mint and bay leaf notes are found on the nose. Red cherries, tobacco and licorice dominate the palate. A firm tannic structure combined with a rich finish result in a wine of great longevity.
|Producer||Fattoria Di Valiano|
|Appellation||Chianti Classico DOCG|