Poggio Al Tesoro Bolgheri Il Seggio 2017
Another vintage to remember, defined by many as one of the earliest on record in Bolgheri. After a relatively mild winter, albeit with heavy rainfall, the spring months enjoyed regular rainfall that fostered the uniform development of the buds, which had already appeared in early March. The summer season was dry and airy, with some refreshing rain in early September that enabled the grapes to ripen in perfect health. During the preharvest period, broad variations in day-night temperatures encouraged phenolic and aromatic ripening while maintaining elevated acidity. Vintage 2016 promises intriguing wines with marked varietal personality, good structure, and excellent aging potential.
The Seggio river is the largest watercourse in the municipality of Castagneto Carducci. Its source is up in Sassetta’s metalliferous hills, an area that was already well known in the Etruscan period and is extremely rich in underground deposits of ferrous minerals. It cuts across the entire scope of Bolgheri and its alluvial debris enrich the characteristic clay soils with precious large pebbles, thus ensuring excellent drainage of the soil. This Bolgheri Rosso is produced with the typical varietals, Merlot 40%, Cabernet Sauvignon 30%, Cabernet Franc 20% and Petit Verdot 10%, carefully harvested and vinified to ensure density and concentration but also creating a very fresh and easy-drinking style of wine. In the glass, one can immediately grasp the fiery enthusiasm and attention to the detail that we dedicate to this wine, which makes its debut with vintage 2014.
Vineyard location: Via Bolgherese, Cabernet Sauvignon (3.00 ha – 7.40 ac); Le Sondraie, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet
Sauvignon and Petit Verdot (12,00 ha – 29.65 ac)
Exposure: West – South/West
Soil characteristics: Via Bolgherese: deep soils with coarse-grained red sand, gravelly, well-drained with a layer of clay at
120 cm (46 inches) below the surface. Slightly sub-alkaline.
Training system: Spurred cordon
The average age of vines: 18 years
Aging: 15 months in 225 liters French oak barriques (30% new, 70% second use).