91 Point Luca Maroni:The Poggio Mandorlo Project began as a dream of longtime friends Roberto, Felice, Giuseppe, Fabio and Adlemaro. With the common goal of exploring and promoting their beloved land, they decided in 2001 to fulfill this dream of growing and producing their own wines. With the guidance of the world renowned winemaker Roberto Cipresso, Poggio Mandorlo Wine Estate, located in Seggiano, Localita Ansidonina, at the foot of the extinct volcano Monte Amiata, became a reality.
Poggio Mandorlo Wine Estate is located inside the Montecucco DOC area, at the crossroads of Val d’Orcia and the outposts of Maremmas’ hilly region. This 85 acre estate, 30 acres of which are cultivated with Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Sangiovese grape- vines, also has approximately 3 acres of olive groves. The territory has a complex clay and limestone marl soil, rich in quartz and flint, with a predominant content of tufa and galestro in the higher slope levels."
"The 1300 foot mountain behind the vineyards, and the surrounding woods offer conditions that give the grapes a particular freshness which is maintained until the wine is bot- tled. The constant ventilation throughout the year is important in having wholesome grapes. The temperature variance between day and night enhances the ability of the grapes to mature properly. Only grapes grown in Poggio Mandorlo vineyards are used to produce our entire family of premium wines.