2017 Poggio ai Ginepri Rosso Tenuta Argentiera Bolgheri, Tuscany
$19.99 on a case (use code ginepri) $24.99otherwise
COMPOSITION Cabernet Sauvignon 40% Merlot 30% Cabernet Franc 20% Petit Franc 10%
Poggio ai Ginepri – Bolgheri DOC – is composed of Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot and Petit Verdot vinified separately and extracted by soft pressing. A nice wine with defined structure and pronounced concentration. The wine’s olfactory panorama is ample and profound while at once immediate and present. An intense structure characterizes this wine, but with a beautiful softness and a remarkably clean finish.
WINEMAKING Following destemming and gentle pressing, each variety is produced separately. Fermentation and maceration occur in stainless steel tanks for about 15-20 days ata controlled temperature never exceeding 28°C. Half of the wine is then put into 225-liter barrels made of used French and Hungarian oak, where malolactic fermentation takes place. The other half of the wine is aged in stainless steel tanks. Afterwards, the final blend is made and, subsequently, the wine is bottled.
90 pts Robert Parker Wine Advocate The 2017 Bolgheri Rosso Poggio ai Ginepri comes from a dry and hot vintage. Thanks to the sea breezes that wash across the vineyards, there was no loss of acidity. This is an open and accessible wine without much heft. It offers light notes of black olive and black fruit. It was bottled at the end of August, and this is a great value.