Do we ship to you?.
B / $0
Better Price, Same Score
Best QPR in Price range
Brunello Di Monta...
More wines available from Podere Poggio Scalette
Rated 94 - A red with energy and focus for this ripe and dry vintage with dried-berry, cedar and leaf character to...
Podere Poggio Scalette Il Carbonaione 2014 750ml
750ml - 1 Bottle
Rated 95 - The 2014 Il Carbonaione is one of the truly exceptional wines of this challenging season. Lithe and...
Podere Poggio Scalette Il Carbonaione 2016 750ml
750ml - 1 Bottle
Rated 97 - What a crazy nose of pure fruit, featuring pressed violets, lavender, dark plums, cherry compote, orange...
Podere Poggio Scalette Il Carbonaione 2017 750ml
750ml - 1 Bottle
Rated 95 - An alluring array of blackberry, black cherry and violet aromas introduces this supple, elegant red....
Winery Podere Poggio Scalette
The name of this grape, meaning 'blood of Jove' conjures up evocative images of long dead civilizations, and gives the Sangiovese varietal a sense of the holy, the sacred, the special. Indeed, this particular type of Italian grape has been cultivated and processed for thousands of years, and is said to be the original favorite grape varietal of the Romans, and the Etruscans before them. Throughout history, vintners have continued to plant this varietal, and they continue to produce wonderful wines to this day. The long bunches of very dark, round fruit are treasured by fine wineries in Italy and a few other places around the world, and when young, these grapes are lively â€“ full of strawberry flavors and a little spiciness. However, it is when they are aged in oak that they take on some truly special flavors and aromas, as seen in some of the finest wines of the Old World.
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.
For several decades in the mid to late twentieth century, Italy's reputation for quality wines took a fairly serious blow. This was brought about partly due to lack of regulation in certain regions, and too much regulation in others. This led to several wineries in the beautiful and highly fertile region of Tuscany making the bold move to work outside of the law, which they saw as responsible for the drop in quality in Tuscan wines. They believed that they had the expertise and the generations of experience necessary with which to make truly excellent, world class wines, and set about doing just that. These 'Super Tuscans', as they came to be known, quickly inspired the rest of Italy to improve their produce, and now, Italian wine producers in the twenty-first century are widely recognised to be amongst the best in the world. Regulation and law began to change, and wine drinkers across the globe woke up to the outstanding wines coming out of Italy, which are continuing to improve and impress to this day.