Collemassari, Poggio di Sotto
96 BB 96 MG 95 SH 96 £107-£129 Millésima, Uncorked Poggio di Sotto was established in 1989 by Piero Palmucci after he spent years researching the perfect microclimate for Sangiovese Grosso. Its 16ha of vines are located on a 44ha estate outside Castelnuovo dell’Abate, at an altitude of 200m-400m on the slopes of Monte Amiata volcano. A consistent sea breeze in the area allows for a wide diurnal temperature range between day and night, providing an excellent, unique terroir, even in hot years. Owned by Collemassari since 2011, quality and detail are evidently still very consistent.
BB Intense, lively and complex nose of wild strawberry and cranberry fruit, with fresh herbs. Perfectly balanced, layered palate with sublimely clean red fruit, noble tannins and a long, refined, complex finish.
MG Lifted, spicy and oaky, but with ripe fruit aromas too. Intense, poised and impressive on the palate, with scrupulous acidity and well-groomed, jovial tannins. Serious stuff.
SH High-toned, polished nose, but in a clean, appealing style. Poised Sangiovese flavours, with an attractively nervy, edgy quality, and a lingering finish – love this for its purity and precision.
Drink 2022-2031 Alc 13.5%