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Wines

Tommasi Poggio al Tufo Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

Tuscany, Italy

1,995

Out of stock

    JS 94 WS 91

Grape Variety
100% Cabernet Sauvignon

 

Winemaker’s Notes
Intense bouquet of dark fruit, spices and licorice. Well balanced with good structure, nice length, and fruity flavors.Offering an intense bouquet of dark fruit, spices and licorice, the wine is well balanced and well structured, with plenty of fruit and good length.

The Estate:
Poggio al Tufo is located in Tuscany’s coastal Maremma region near Pitigliano, an historical Etruscan city known for its volcanic soils rich in tufo, a specific type of volcanic rock. The estate was the first of the Tommasi Family Estates to be located outside of Valpolicella, where the historical winemaking family is based. Seeing tremendous potential in this once swampycoastal stretch of Tuscany, the Tommasi family purchased 163 acres of land there in 1997. Poggio al Tufo encompasses 3 estates in different areas of the Maremma, each with its ownunique microclimate, but all sharing the influence of volcanic soil and Mediterranean breezes.

The Wine:
Poggio al Tufo Cabernet Sauvignon is a wine with an exuberant and decisive character that clearly reflects the Tuscan coastal terroir from which the grapes are sourced. The Rompicollo vineyard from which the grapes hail benefits from a Southern exposure and volcanic soils, which lends a marked minerality to the wine, and classic Cabernet flavors of black fruit that take on a lovely warmth while maintaining expressive spicy freshness. This Cabernet Sauvignon comes from a single-vineyard site called Rompicollo, which benefits from a Southern exposure and a volcanic soil rich in tufo rock. The vines are densely planted (2,700 vines per acre) in or­ der to yield the best quality fruit.

Service Temperature: 18° C

 

  • 94 James Suckling

    A cabernet that flits between black peppers, beautifully fresh elderberries, lavender and violets. Medium to full body, lots of spicy undergrowth flavors and a long, chewy finish.

  • 91 Wine Spectator

    “Dark and concentrated, with the vibrant structure imparting fluidity. Dill, blackberry, black currant and toasted spice flavors linger, with the dusty tannins sealing the deal. Best from 2020 through 2025.” — Bruce Sanderson

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