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The Wine

Five days of maceration in open oak barrels at room temperature; 7 months in barriques of 2nd use; No modern technology used in winemaking; Fermentation made with autochthonous yeast; Batonnage on lees.

Poggio Rosso translates to ‘Red Hill.’ The shell image is from Etruscan pottery found in the area of Populonia.

The People

The Monelli family owns Tenuta Poggio Rosso, a winery they revitalized in the area where their peasant ancestors lived. This region is expressed through the flavor of the sea, the minerality of the soil and the elegance obtained within the vineyards.

88 Points, Very Good
2016 Ultimate Beverage Challenge
Stern and a bit savory on the nose with hints of mountain meadow, baked apricot, mango skin, and marzipan.

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The Purpose

Old World Winemaking
Truly, non-interventionist winemaking, as it was done ages ago.

People Pairing Guide

Italian Wine Fans

For those who seek authentic Italian food, wine and culture, look no further.

Seekers of Unique Wine 

This oak aged, sur lie aged version of Vermentino is among a rare group of peers, even from Tuscany.

Small Production Fans

For those wine drinkers who love finding treasures that aren't widely available. 

Tastes Like

An austere wine with hints of yellow flowers, hay, and balsamic. Great minerality on the palate with oxidative notes that are characteristic of macerated white wines.

Serve With

Serve with small bites of various cheeses, olives, crackers and cured meats.

Technical Data

Cases: 150 six-packs
Alcohol: 12.5%

The Place

Populonia, Val di Cornia, Tuscany
Val di Cornia is a coastal wine region in close proximity to the famed Bolgheri DOC.