Poggio Ferro is a south-facing plot of Sangiovese planted between 1,056 and 1,130 feet in elevation. Also fermented with native yeast, this expression boasts the seamless intergration of cedar with light toast from aging in Stockinger/Taransaud barrels. Red cherry, spiced plum, blood orange peel, dried rose petal and rooibos tea meld with loverly notes of crushed stones and velvet- textured tannins. Grilled herbs and dark chocolate emerge on the long finish of iron and stone. Beautiful, compact, and remarkable.
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Shop All Wines Jacopo Biondi Santi Castello di Montepò Sangiovese Poggio Ferro Toscana 2019
We scored first access to these wines here in the USA – perhaps the most collectible new Italian wine to hit the market in quite some time! Super limited!
This Cru means “iron hill” for the brick red flysch soils where the grapes grow. It’s a stressful environment, with meager nutrients, exposed to the south where strong winds flow down from Montalcino through to the coast. 100% BBS11 sangiovese, loaded with a big, beautiful bouquet of violets, lavender, and hibiscus, plus juicy and tart red cherries, rhubarb, cranberry tea, red plums, grilled rosemary, and thyme – with big, silky tannins, iron, slate, and a mineral edge...plus a finish that lasts for days! This might turn out to be the best sangiovese I’ve ever had, with the depth and power to last DECADES! 100 points and worth every, single, one (that’s rare!).
About the Producer
Castello di Montepò was purchased in the 1980s, and meticulously planted by Jacopo Biond-Santi. Only about 10 miles from the Mediterranean Sea, and twenty miles south of Montalcino, this stunning property shares the famous galestro soils of Chianti, with a mixture of silt, and clay deposits that add diversity to the myriad blocks spread over 120+ acres of vineyards. Jacopo’s son, Tancredi, heads up the project today, guided by his father and a passion to create a new benchmark for Maremma. This is THE winery to watch in Tuscany.