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Poggio Mandorlo Ombre 2005

Poggio Mandorlo - Tuscany - Italy

Professional Wine Reviews for Poggio Mandorlo Ombre 2005

Rated 90 by Wine Spectator
A soft, fruity red, with blackberry, mineral and cherry aromas and flavors. Medium- to full-bodied, with fine tannins and a long finish. Cabernet Franc, Merlot and Sangiovese Grosso. Best after 2010.
Rated 90 by Robert Parker
Tenuta Oliveto's 2005 Ombre is a beautiful wine with floral aromatics that lead to ripe, soft-textured blueberries, plums, spices and sweet toasted oak on a sumptuous frame of notable length and harmony. The tannins could be a little more refined, and the Cabernet Franc notes better articulated,... read more... Additional information »
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Winery: Poggio Mandorlo

Region: Tuscany

All over the stunning region of Tuscany in central Italy, you'll see rolling hills covered in green, healthy grapevines. This region is currently Italy's third largest producer of wines, but interestingly wineries here are generally happy with lower yields holding higher quality grapes, believing that they have a responsibility to uphold the excellent reputation of Tuscany, rather than let it slip into 'quantity over quality' wine-making as it did in the mid twentieth century. The region has a difficult soil type to work with, but the excellent climate and generations of expertise more than make up for this problem. Most commonly, Tuscan vintners grow Sangiovese and Vernaccia varietal grapes, although more and more varietals are being planted nowadays in order to produce other high quality wine styles.

Country: Italy

There are few countries in the world with a viticultural history as long or as illustrious as that claimed by Italy. Grapes were first being grown and cultivated on Italian soil several thousand years ago by the Greeks and the Pheonicians, who named Italy 'Oenotria' – the land of wines – so impressed were they with the climate and the suitability of the soil for wine production. Of course, it was the rise of the Roman Empire which had the most lasting influence on wine production in Italy, and their influence can still be felt today, as much of the riches of the empire came about through their enthusiasm for producing wines and exporting it to neighbouring countries. Since those times, a vast amount of Italian land has remained primarily for vine cultivation, and thousands of wineries can be found throughout the entire length and breadth of this beautiful country, drenched in Mediterranean sunshine and benefiting from the excellent fertile soils found there. Italy remains very much a 'land of wines', and one could not imagine this country, its landscape and culture, without it.