Poggio Scalette Chianti Classico 2020


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Alcohol: 13.5%

Grape(s): Sangiovese

Localization: Tuscany, Italy

Tasting Notes: Bright ruby red, a lively bouquet of red fruits and blackberries complements the undertones of ripe cherries and pomegranate seeds. The wine is fresh and fruit-forward on the palate, with silky tannins that evolve throughout the finish. 

Food pairing: A very food-friendly wine that can be paired with several dishes, including rosemary-roasted lamb, tomato-based sauces, and hearty chicken stews.

The Domain: “Alta Valle della Greve” (Upper Valley of the Greve) is the IGT (Typical Geographical Indication) utilized for the first wines to be produced by Podere Poggio Scalette, an estate situated in this small area between Greve and Panzano in Chianti, in the center of an ample area for the production of Chianti Classico wine.

The vineyards and olive groves of Podere Poggio Scalette are located in a strip of land between 350 and 550 meters (1150-1800 feet) above sea level, a property which takes its name from the configuration of the hillside slopes, characterized as they are by lovely dry stone walls which sustain terraces of varying sizes. On these terraces, vines or olive trees are planted according to the characteristics of the soil; seen from afar, they give the impression of a series of staircase steps that climb the slopes of the hill of Ruffoli.