Pog­gio Man­dorlo

A young and promis­ing Tus­can win­ery !

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Pog­gio Man­dorlo is a young Tus­cany wine es­tate lo­cated in Seg­giano, in the heart of the Maremma re­gion, at the foot of the ex­tinct Vol­cano Monte Ami­ata. It is si­t­u­ated in­side the Mon­te­cucco DOCG area, at the cross­roads of Val d’Or­cia and the out­posts of Marem­mas’ hilly re­gion.

The Pog­gio Man­dorlo Project be­gan as a dream of long­time friends Roberto Borra, Felice Co­la­r­i­eti, Giuseppe Bian­coni and Fabio Bi­nac­chi with the com­mon goal of pro­mot­ing their land/ter­roir and re­gion.In 2001 they de­cided to make this wine dream a re­al­ity.

This prop­erty ex­tends over 94 acres.30 acres are planted with Mer­lot, Caber­net Franc and San­giovese. Pog­gio Man­dorlo also has ap­prox­i­mately 3 acres of olive groves. Its ter­roir is a com­plex blend of clay and lime­stone marl soil, rich in quartz and flint, with a pre­dom­i­nant con­tent of tufa and gale­stro in the higher slope lev­els.

V.d.V.: Where come from the name of the win­ery « Pog­gioman­dorlo » ?

When we first stepped into our es­tate there was noth­ing but a soli­tary flow­er­ing al­mond tree at the en­trance.When plant­ing vines, we were un­de­cided whether to re­move or to keep the al­mond tree there.

Fi­naly, we kept it and that’s how we came up with the name Pog­gioman­dorlo. In ital­ian that means «The Hil­lock of the Al­mond Tree.»

V.d.V.: Why did you to cre­ate your win­ery (why in your area and not in an other place) and make your own wine ?

We went there in 2000 for the first time for a week­end’s hol­i­day to Tus­cany.We stayed in a beau­ti­ful place just in front of Sant’An­timo Abbey.We im­me­di­ately fell in love with those hills and coun­try­side.We went back home in­spired by that area rich in his­tory, art, fan­tas­tic views and wine.A dream started tak­ing shape.

We talked to three friends of ours with the same pas­sion for the Land of Tus­cany and for wine. Af­ter some months we pur­chased the land at the foot of the ex­tinct vol­cano Monte Ami­ata, in the Mon­te­cucco DOC area.

Pog­gioman­dorlo is the dream of four long time friends with the com­mon goal of ex­plor­ing and pro­mot­ing that area with its val­leys, moun­tains and gen­er­ous vol­canic soil. We took the chal­lenge of grow­ing and pro­duc­ing our own wine firmly con­vinced that that ter­ri­tory would soon be­come an im­por­tant area in Ital­ian viti­cul­ture pro­duc­ing el­e­gant wines with strong per­son­al­ity.

V.d.V.: What is your sig­na­ture? I mean what al­lows us to rec­og­nize your wines in blind tast­ing? Pog­gioman­dorlo in­cludes a se­lec­tion of four dif­fer­ent red wines. Il Guardiano and La Querce - ter­roir wines are de­fined by a re­mark­able fresh­ness and a min­eral sen­sa­tion com­ing from our par­tic­u­lar soil/ter­roir that is char­ac­ter­ized by the ex­tinct vol­cano Ami­ata.

Con­cern­ing Le Om­bre and Il Pog­gioman­dorlo - a blend of in­ter­na­tional grapes (Mer­lot and Caber­net Franc) en­riched by a bit of San­giovese. They are ex­tremely el­e­gant with a vel­vet feel and a per­fectly balanced pseudo-warm sen­sa­tion

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