Useful Bottle Information
- Bottle Size
- Closure Type
- Wine Colour
Red Still Wine
- Country / Region
Italy - Tuscany
- Wine Styles
- Grape Variety
Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Carmenere
Poggio alle Nane is a blend of the finest Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and a small percentage of Carménère grapes that express the unique terroir of the estate’s very best vineyards that produce extraordinary quality. Poggio alle Nane is a wine of great aromatic complexity with an elegant tannic structure. Poggio alle Nane comes from a winegrowing area well known for its production of high quality wines, an area in which both Cabernet and Carménère best express their characteristics. Duck breeding farms once existed and the name “Nane” is local dialect for duck. The vineyards extend from the hillside to the lake that are still part of the property.
TASTING: An intense ruby red in color, the 2015 Poggio alle Nane is characterized by a complex and elegant bouquet. The first sensations, those of vanilla and sweet paprika, are fully integrated into the notes of berry fruit, particularly blackberries, and the hints of Mediterranean herbs and lavender. On the palate, the wine is both structured and silky in texture. The finish, balanced and persistent, offers notes of chocolate, blueberries, and liquorice.
THE WINE ADVOCATE (Robert Parker) Rating: 90 points
Drink Date: 2017 - 2024
Reviewed by: Monica Larner, Issue Date: 30th Nov 2017, Source: Interim End of November 2017, The Wine Advocate
The 2015 Maremma Toscana Poggio alle Nane is a blend of Cabernets Franc and Sauvignon with a small quantity of Carmenère. There are evident wood tones here that wrap around the more subtle fruit nuances found deep below the surface. This remains a savory, plump and accessible wine with succulent layers of dark fruit. It shows the heat and the softness of the sunny Tuscan Coast.
Le Mortelle is the only Italian estate in the Marchesi Antinori portfolio (that spans from the tip to the toe of Italy) that has never been previously reviewed by Robert Parker Wine Advocate. This beautiful vineyard located near Castiglione della Pescaia along the Tuscan Coast was originally purchased to add volume and production power to Antinori's other brands. General Manager Renzo Cotarella waited until the vines were mature and the winery was compete before making estate wines under the Le Mortelle brand. And only this year did he feel that the wines were ready to submit for review.