Poggio Antico
Madre, I.G.T. Toscana 2002

Organoleptic Characteristics


Color


Intense ruby red, with purple reflections.

Bouquet

Concentrated, with hints of black ripe wild fruit, mocha, cocoa and spices.

Taste

Warm, intense, with hints of black fruit, leather and black pepper. On the palate it is concentrated, round and youthful. Very good aging potential.

Technical Characteristics

Grape Variety

Sangiovese 50% - Cabernet Sauvignon 50%

Alcohol by volume

13,45%

Net Dry Extract

35,33 g/liter

Total Acidity (in Tartaric Acid)

5,70 g/liter

Volatile Acidity (in Acetic Acid)

0,52 g/liter

Soil Characteristics

With Eocene origins, rich in clay, which ensures a perfect drainage.

Vinification

In 80-hectoliter stain-less steel tanks, truncated-cone shaped, at controlled temperature, which never exceeds 32C. First fermentation lasted 14 days. Thanks to the particular technical characteristics of these tanks, which also have a completely removable lid, the punch-down system is used, instead of the pump-over procedure, in order to achieve a better and gentler extraction, avoiding the use of pumps.

Aging

30 months in total, 18 of which in 500-liter French oak tonneaux. The two varietals are blended together at the end of the aging in wood.

Bottle-aging

Minimum 12 months of bottle aging before its release (end of January 2005). The wine was bottled in January 2004.

Winemaker

Carlo Ferrini

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