Poggio Al Tesoro – Bolgheri Superiore – “Dedicato A Walter”
Originele houten kist met 6 flessen 2015.
100% Cabernet Francs
This is one of the rare 100% Cabernet Francs from Bolgheri and indeed from Italy, dedicated by Marilisa Allegrini to her brother Walter. It has become the jewel in Poggio al Tesoro’s crown. In Bolgheri’s microclimate and in the stony soils of the Via Bolgherese vineyard, situated in the prestigious area known as Soprastrada, this grape variety – which is generally used to give a touch of elegance to Bordeaux wines – finds an ideal habitat in which to express itself in an absolutely independent and original fashion.
The 2018 harvest at Poggio al Tesoro began on August 27th and ended on October 3rd. A very rainy spring caused some concern for both the health and quality of the grapes. However, summer brought about important changes in the vineyards, with the constant presence of sun and wind. Thanks to agricultural actions to aid the aeration of the grapes (defoliation, rearranging the bunches, pinching out new shoots, thinning), we managed to obtain good quality grapes, even in a season like 2018 which was marked by frequent spring rainfall. During the last part of the harvest, when all the Cabernet Franc and Sauvignon grapes were still in the vineyards, temperatures dropped drastically, especially at night, and were accompanied by cool winds like the “Tramontana” and “Grecale”. This kept the grapes dry and preserved them from being attacked by botrytis and various moulds. The Vermentino harvest took place at night to collect cooler bunches and avoid oxidation.