2011 Poggio al Tufo Cabernet Sauvignon
Intense aromas and flavors of black currant, cherry and licorice are augmented by spice in this fragrant red. Supple and balanced, with vibrant acidity and well-integrated tannins on the long finish. Best from 2015 through 2023. 1,500 cases imported. –BS
Poggio al Tufo is a new winery founded by Tommasi, an important producer of Amarone and their first venture into Tuscany. The 167 acre estate is in southern Tuscany near Pitigliano a fantastically beautiful hill town about 15 miles from the Mediterranean Sea at 1,000 feet of elevation. While in Tuscany it is only about an hour north of Rome, the climate is perfect for wine grapes and the soils perfect for Sangiovese and Cabernet.