×

Podere Poggio Scalette Capogatto 2017 750ml

size
750ml
country
Italy
region
Tuscany
JS
94
WA
93
VM
93
JS
94
Rated 94 by James Suckling
A red with energy and focus for this ripe and dry vintage with dried-berry, cedar and leaf character to the hints of citrus. It’s full-bodied, yet lightly austere, which gives it character and tension. Tight tannins. Give it some time to soften. Better after 2022. ... More details
Image of bottle
Sample image only. Please see Item description for product Information. When ordering the item shipped will match the product listing if there are any discrepancies. Do not order solely on the label if you feel it does not match product description

Podere Poggio Scalette Capogatto 2017 750ml

SKU 832994
Qualifies for 12 Ship Free
Choose 12 bottles, get free shipping
$57.40
/750ml bottle
Quantity
* This item is available for online ordering only. It can be picked up or shipped from our location within 4-6 business days. ?
Professional Ratings
JS
94
WA
93
VM
93
JS
94
Rated 94 by James Suckling
A red with energy and focus for this ripe and dry vintage with dried-berry, cedar and leaf character to the hints of citrus. It’s full-bodied, yet lightly austere, which gives it character and tension. Tight tannins. Give it some time to soften. Better after 2022.
WA
93
Rated 93 by Wine Advocate
Enologist Vittorio Fiore is the face behind Podere Poggio Scalette. The 2017 Capogatto is a hot vintage blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot and Petit Verdot. This wine comes roaring out of the glass with thick layers of black fruit and lots of pretty intensity. The aromas are front-loaded in the 2017 to be sure, and wine follows through with a less formal, mid-weight impact to the palate.
VM
93
Rated 93 by Vinous Media
Capogatto is Poggio Scalette's blend of Merlot, Petit Verdot, Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon. The 2017 is bright, perfumed and light on its feet. Readers will find a wine that is driven by Greve and the house style more than by a flavor profile most readers would associate with Bordeaux varieties. Even so, there is plenty to like. The 2017 is a very pleasing wine with soft contours, bright acids and fine balance. In this vintage, ll Capogatto is rendered in a lighter style than is the norm.
Winery
It is both a wine and a challenge which Jurij Fiore, a professional winemaker trained in Burgundy, posed to himself, in this case measuring himself against grapes entirely of Bordeaux origin. The results are simply excellent, i.e. a wine which is refined and complex in aroma, suave, velvety, and austere on the palate.
Product Details
size
750ml
country
Italy
region
Tuscany
Overview
Rated 94 - A red with energy and focus for this ripe and dry vintage with dried-berry, cedar and leaf character to the hints of citrus. It’s full-bodied, yet lightly austere, which gives it character and tension. Tight tannins. Give it some time to soften. Better after 2022.
barrel

Region: Tuscany

The beautiful region of Tuscany has been associated with wine production for almost three thousand years, and as such is one of the oldest and most highly respected wine producing regions in the world. The hot, sunny climate supports quite a wide range of grapes, but the grape varietals most widely grown across this large region are Sangiovese and Vernaccia, both of which are used in the production of Tuscany's most distinctive red and white wines. Cabernet Sauvignon and other imported grape varietals have also flourished there for over two hundred years, but it wasn't until the 1970's and the rise of the 'Super Tuscans' that they were widely used, when the fine wineries of the region began experimenting with Bordeaux style red wines to great effect.
fields

Country: Italy

It isn't difficult to understand why Italy is famed not just for the quality of its wines, but also for the vast variety and range of characteristics found in the wines there. The terrain of the country varies wildly, from the lush rolling green hills and valley of Tuscany, to the sun drenched rocky coasts of Sicily, the mountainous and alpine regions of the north, and the marshy lowlands of the east. Italy really does have a little bit of everything. Combine this huge range of landscapes with an almost perfect climate for grape cultivation, and you have a country seemingly designed for viticultural excellence. The results speak for themselves, and it is clear to see that wine has become an inseparable part of Italian culture as a result of its abundance and brilliance. Each village, city and region has a local wine perfectly matched with the cuisine of the area, and not an evening passes without the vast majority of Italian families raising a glass of locally sourced wine with pride and pleasure.
Customer Reviews
Customer Reviews

There have been no reviews for this product.

More wines available from Podere Poggio Scalette
Sale
750ml
Bottle: $16.90 $17.60
Bright ruby red in color, a lively bouquet of red fruits and blackberries complement undertones of ripe cherries and...
Long-term Pre-Arrival
750ml - 1 Bottle
Bottle: $58.95
Rated 95 - The 2012 Il Carbonaione comes across as quite shy and reserved today, with less of its typical exuberance....
VM
95
WA
93
Long-term Pre-Arrival
750ml - 1 Bottle
Bottle: $49.95
Rated 95 - The 2014 Il Carbonaione is one of the truly exceptional wines of this challenging season. Lithe and...
VM
95
JS
94
Long-term Pre-Arrival
750ml - 1 Bottle
Bottle: $59.90
Rated 99 - A really exotic nose with so much dried herb character, ranging from thyme and sage to Thai basil. Then...
JS
99
VM
95
Long-term Pre-Arrival
750ml - 1 Bottle
Bottle: $44.90
Rated 97 - What a crazy nose of pure fruit, featuring pressed violets, lavender, dark plums, cherry compote, orange...
JS
97
WA
93
More Details
barrel

Region: Tuscany

The beautiful region of Tuscany has been associated with wine production for almost three thousand years, and as such is one of the oldest and most highly respected wine producing regions in the world. The hot, sunny climate supports quite a wide range of grapes, but the grape varietals most widely grown across this large region are Sangiovese and Vernaccia, both of which are used in the production of Tuscany's most distinctive red and white wines. Cabernet Sauvignon and other imported grape varietals have also flourished there for over two hundred years, but it wasn't until the 1970's and the rise of the 'Super Tuscans' that they were widely used, when the fine wineries of the region began experimenting with Bordeaux style red wines to great effect.
fields

Country: Italy

It isn't difficult to understand why Italy is famed not just for the quality of its wines, but also for the vast variety and range of characteristics found in the wines there. The terrain of the country varies wildly, from the lush rolling green hills and valley of Tuscany, to the sun drenched rocky coasts of Sicily, the mountainous and alpine regions of the north, and the marshy lowlands of the east. Italy really does have a little bit of everything. Combine this huge range of landscapes with an almost perfect climate for grape cultivation, and you have a country seemingly designed for viticultural excellence. The results speak for themselves, and it is clear to see that wine has become an inseparable part of Italian culture as a result of its abundance and brilliance. Each village, city and region has a local wine perfectly matched with the cuisine of the area, and not an evening passes without the vast majority of Italian families raising a glass of locally sourced wine with pride and pleasure.