The Poggio Valente vineyard - planted with four different clones of Sangiovese - represents Elisabetta Geppetti’s commitment to the Sangiovese grape. A small amount of Merlot is blended to add body and a lush character to this cru wine.
The 2005 Poggio Valente has developed into a splendid wine, exceeding my own expectations. Soft tannins and a mid-weight, delicate personality contribute to the 2005’s approachability. Crushed raspberries, flowers and spices add the final layers of complexity. The 2005 has enough freshness to continue to drink well for a number of years, even if it lacks the sheer stuffing of some of the very finest vintages.
Wine of intense ruby red color with orange rim.
The taste of wine is full bodied, full, elegant, with hints of dark fruit, notes of sweet spice, nuances of leather and tobacco overtones. The finish is long and flavorful.
Bunch of wine, very expressive and intense aromas of dark disclosed cherries and plums, fresh notes of menthol and anise, delicate floral notes, light smoky nuances.
Wine is the perfect accompaniment to red meat dishes, including grilled meat or barbecue, roast game birds, cheese.