2004 Aglieta "Pomo" Toscano Rosso
Many summers ago, Montalcino was a place unbeknownst to Roberto Aglieta. With a Harvard Law School Degree in hand and fully engaged in a successful industrial relations career, Roberto discovered the small town upon visiting with some friends. Shortly thereafter, in 1989, a small farm in the area was up for sale. He bought it. His wife, Patrizia, insisted on planting a small vineyard. The vineyard changed everything. Dedicated to making wines that are “typically Italian”, Aglieta also brought back the Ciliegiolo, an indigenous varietal that had been almost abandoned in favor of the international grape varieties. The estate does not concern itself with following trends or making fashionable wines. Long and honored traditions are followed in the cellar, ensuring that the wines express the terroir and are not masked by excessive use of oak. Today, thanks to great word of mouth, the production sells out year after year. This is a blend of Sangiovese (90%) and Merlot (10%) aged in oak for one year. Pomo is a muscular wine with beautiful aromas and flavors of mature fruit, berry, spices and tobacco. Full and velvety with integrated tannins and a long, rich finish.