FANTI 2016 POGGIO TORTO

Item #: i_305853
Bottle Size: 750ml
James Suckling: 92
In stock
was $16.95 Special Price $13.95
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Coming out of the ancient Etruscan land of vines is a wine that once again demonstrates how talented the Italians are at re-imagining themselves in the modern wine world (and doing it at reasonable prices)! Tenuta Fanti's "Poggio Torto" is neither a rustic throwback nor mass-produced, characterless product; this is a wine that reflects brash, young vines producing happy fruit on warm, Mediterranean hillsides.

It's the result of the hard-working Fanti family, which has used its extensive land holdings in the renowned Montalcino region in Tuscany dating back to the early 1800s to turn sustainably-farmed grapes into reasonably-priced wine without sacrificing quality. Their "Poggio Torto” is well-priced at its usual $17-$19 price tag, but we're able to get it to you for only $13.95! Based on how popular it was last year, we're predicting that this is going to be another "house wine" for many this season.

Just like last year's release, "Poggio Torto" is a thoroughly satisfying wine in its class: medium-full in body, with bright, juicy, freshly-macerated fruit like a blend of blackberry and plum with a twist of blood orange, fresh herbal & purple floral qualities like Lavender, all couched in a firm, velvet tannin background. From the judicious use of older oak barrels, and shorter mellowing time in them, you can find a subtle cedar background that adds dimension to the palate. And, thanks to another wonderful growing season in 2016, the wine has all that concentrated, delicious fruit ripeness without being over-alcoholic. The overall result is a wine that is hard to stop tasting! Even better, it is a great pairing with a wide variety of protein-rich dishes.

The blend of Fanti's 2016 Poggio Torto is dominated by the native Sangiovese, complemented by soft, plummy Merlot and floral, black-fruited Syrah, followed by a touch of herbal, dark-fruited, and firmly-structured Cabernet Sauvignon.

Do as the Italians and take pride in getting this wine 'a buon mercato' (at a good deal)!

JAMES SUCKLING 92 POINTS - "Aromas of blackberries, blueberries and stems following through to a full body with firm and silky tannins. A flavorful finish. Shows structure and tension. Better in 2020."
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