External Reviews for Podere Poggio Scalette
Inky in color this new wave red boasts black currant blackberry violet and light spice flavors. Polished and thickly textured with a pleasantly bitter finish of sweet fruit. Sangiovese. Best from 2014 through 2022.
The 2009 Il Carbonaione has elegance to burn. Polished silky tannins frame layers of fruit as this harmonious totally finessed wine blossoms in the glass. The 2009 is simply glorious from the very first taste. A kick of Sangiovese acidity gives the wine its lift and vibrancy on the finish. This is a great showing. Carbonaione is 100% Sangiovese (Lamole clone) grown on the hillsides of Greve. The wine spent 15 months in 350-liter oak barrels 50% new. Anticipated maturity: 2016-2029. 94+ --- AG
Inky in color this new wave red boasts black currant blackberry violet and light spice flavors. Polished and thickly textured with a pleasantly bitter finish of sweet fruit. Sangiovese. Best from 2014 through 2022. BS Wine Spectator.
After the death of the previous owner, Podere Poggio Scalette remained abandoned for years until Vittorio Fiore (one of Italy's most famed winemakers) and his wife Adriana discovered the property in 1991. Located in Geve in the highest altitudes at the heart of the Chianti Classico zone. Only 170 cases of this wine were produced. It's a blend of very low yield Bordeaux varietals; 25% Merlot, 25% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Cabernet Franc and 25% Petit Verdot, aged in French oak barrels for 18 months. Wine Spectator scored it 96 points saying "What perfume, with haunting violet, black currant, cherry, pepper and light spice aromas that are pure and expressive. On the palate, this is refined and elegant, with intensity and great harmony. The structure shows on the finish, which will support this red through the next decade and beyond. Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot. Best from 2014 through 2025."
Dunkles Purpurrot mit Violettreflexen; sehr offenes, beeriges Bouquet (Zwetschgen, Pflaumen) mit schöner Vanille-, Kaffee- und Röstholzaromatik. Dicht und rund im Gaumen, kompakt die feingliedrigen Tannine. Fruchtbetont mit etwas floralem Nachgeschmack. Wiederum ein Meisterstück aus dem Hause Podere Poggio Scalette, ein aussergewöhnlicher Terroirwein mit Charakter und Format!