2012 Poggio al Tesoro 'W' Dedicato a Walter Bolgheri Superiore

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About the Wine

Poggio al Tesoro is a Bolgheri-based estate from one of Italy's most prestigious families, the Allegrini's. The family has played a leading role in Valpolicella since the 16th century and has handed down years of expertise from generation to generation. Today, the Allegrini family is internationally recognized as one of Italy's most successful family estates whose wines consistently receive critical praise from the most prominent critics. The 2012 Dedicato a Walter is a unique and captivating expression of 100% Cab Franc that will have your pallet singing from sip to sip.

Bolgheri is a world-famous area producing wines that capture the imagination of a cosmopolitan clientele. The exceptional value and quality of the area, together with the expertise and experience of the Allegrini family, has transformed Poggio al Tesoro into one of the finest producers in Bolgheri. Their wines feature a distinctive personality, expressing power and complexity as well as elegance and depth. After just a few years and a great deal of hard work, Poggio al Tesoro is now a thriving 173-acre Estate in prime Bolgheri wine-making territory.

Bolgheri's terroir, with its proximity to the sea and the particularly favorable exposure to the sun, allows Cabernet Franc to thrive. In this microclimate, Cabernet Franc vinified as a single varietal enhances its spicy nuances and gains elegance and depth. The wine is named after Walter Allegrini and symbolizes the love he felt for this land.

Aging: 22 months in new French Oak

Tasting NotesThis is the winery’s most important wine, produced with 100% Cabernet Franc, and dedicated by Marilisa and Franco to their late brother Walter. Its richness is evident at first sight, confirmed on the nose by perfectly interwoven, profound aromas of blackberried fruit, pepper, and balsamic hints of eucalyptus. The palate astonishes for its ability to sustain this imposing structure with a light tartness, making it both powerful and agile.


Here is another wine that is now upgraded to Bolgheri Superiore status from IGT Toscana. The 2012 Bolgheri Superiore Dedicato A Walter (100% Cabernet Franc) shows bold varietal characteristics with dark fruit, spice, coffee bean, rosemary oil, and balsam herb. All those aromas are rolled together into a great tapestry of luscious intensity. This wine promises a careful and slow evolution over the next decade. ~93 Robert Parker

Made entirely from Cabernet Franc, this structured and polished red opens with intense varietal aromas of black currant and grilled bell pepper. The plush, full-bodied palate delivers cassis, plum, violet, and licorice framed in velvety tannins that leave a smooth texture. A note of dark chocolate closes the finish. ~93 Wine Enthusiast

Tre Bicchieri ~Gambero Rosso 2016

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