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FANTI 2015 POGGIO TORTO

Item #: 305853
Bottle Size: 750ml
James Suckling: 93
FANTI 2015 POGGIO TORTO is available for purchase

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Stock Qty: 95

Regular Price: $17.00

Special Price $12.95

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Italy has struck again! Coming out of the ancient Etruscan land of vines is a wine that is further proof of 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" (poe-joe tore-toe) 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 is the result of the hard-working Fanti family, which has used its extensive land holdings in the renowned Montalcino region dating back to the early 1800s to turn sustainably-farmed grapes into this reasonably-priced wine without sacrificing quality.

"Poggio Torto" is a thoroughly satisfying wine in its class: medium-full in body, with juicy, fresh fruit like a blend of plum, black cherry, and blackberry, fresh herbal & purple floral qualities like Lavendar, couched in velvety, earthy & licorice-like tannins that make the wine gently "chewy." 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. Thanks to fantastic growing conditions in 2015, the wine has all that concentrated, delicious fruit ripeness without being over-alcoholic; at around 13.5% abv, it's just enough to be warming without covering up the flavors. The overall result is a wine that is hard to stop tasting! Even better, it goes well with protein-rich dishes like New York strip steak, grilled pork chops (with a sour cherry marinade or sauce), or a hearty bowl of lentils cooked in a broth with herbs de Provence (remember the Lavendar).

The blend of the 2015 Poggio Torto is dominated by the native Sangiovese (around 60%), complemented by soft, plummy Merlot (25%) and floral, black-fruited Syrah (10%), followed by a touch of herbal, dark-fruited, and firmly-structured Cabernet Sauvignon (5%).

This wine is well-priced at it's usual $17 price tag, but we're able to get it to you for only $12.99! Do as the Italians, and take pride in getting this wine at buon mercato (a good deal)!

JAMES SUCKLING 93 POINTS - "I love the clarity of this wine with blackcurrant, licorice and raspberry character on the nose and palate. Full-bodied yet so refined and polished. Pointed acidity. Excellent all around!"

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Country: Italy

Italy is home to some of the oldest wine-producing regions in the world, and Italian wines are known worldwide for their broad variety. Italy, closely followed by France, is the world’s largest wine producer by volume. Its contribution is about 45–50 million hl per year, and represents about ⅓ of global production. Italian wine is exported around the world and is also extremely popular in Italy. Grapes are grown in almost every region of the country and there are more than one million vineyards under cultivation. Italy's twenty wine regions correspond to the twenty administrative regions. The 73 DOCG wines are located in 15 different regions but most of them are concentrated in Piedmont, Veneto and Tuscany. Among these are appellations appreciated and sought after by wine lovers around the world: Barolo, Barbaresco, and Brunello di Montalcino (colloquially known as the "Killer B's"). Other notable wines that in the latest years gain much attention in the international markets and among specialists are: Amarone della Valpolicella, Prosecco di Conegliano- Valdobbiadene, Taurasi from Campania, Franciacorta sparkling wines from Lombardy, Chianti and Soave, while new wines from the Centre and South of Italy are quickly gaining recognition: Sagrantino, Primitivo, Nero D'Avola among others. The Friuli-Venezia Giulia is world famous for the quality white wines, like Pinot Grigio.

Varietal: Sangiovese

Sangiovese is a red Italian wine grape variety. Though it is the grape of most of central Italy from Romagna down to Lazio, Campania and Sicily, outside Italy it is most famous as the only component of Brunello di Montalcino and Rosso di Montalcino and the main component of the blend Chianti, Carmignano, Vino Nobile di Montepulciano and Morellino di Scansano, although it can also be used to make varietal wines such as Sangiovese di Romagna and the modern "Super Tuscan" wines like Tignanello. Young Sangiovese has fresh fruity flavors of strawberry and a little spiciness, but it readily takes on oaky, even tarry, flavors when aged in barrels. While not as aromatic as other red wine varieties such as Pinot Noir, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Syrah, Sangiovese often has a flavor profile of sour red cherries with earthy aromas and tea leaf notes. Wines made from Sangiovese usually have medium-plus tannins and high acidity.

Region: Montalcino