2017 POGGIO ANIMA SANGIOVESEPoggio Anima
Producer: Poggio Anima
Grape: Sangiovese 100%
Region: Toscana, Italy
Zone: IGT of Toscana
Poggio Anima is a joint venture between Montalcino superstar Riccardo Campinoti of Le Ragnaie and his importer Vine Street Imports. The idea is pretty simple: to source the best vineyards from existing relationships and produce a real wine that conveys a place and a grape. These wines are not bulk wines, nor leftover juice from a winery, but long term contracts that we have signed with reputable growers.
Poggio Anima translates to ‘Hill of Soul.’ Going back to the concept of Poggio Anima we wanted to capture the ‘soul’ of each vineyard and grape. No manipulation, no water, sugar, etc. Just the pure expression of the fruit and site. I would argue that many wines have a ‘soul,’ but very few weeknight wines share this. Poggio Anima has come along to change this.
It is believed that Belial is the purest definition of ‘lawlessness.’ The correlation is that much of what has come to be known as ‘Supertuscans’ or ‘IGT’ is simply lawless. People blending international varietals with indigenous varietals, etc.
Tasting note: This shows various levels of floral intensity with pressed violets and red rose. It offers a steady flow of berry and sour cherry aromas with tightly polished tannins. Dark red cherry, plum, tobacco, smoke, leather and menthol notes continue to a long, effortless finish.
Growing System: Guyot
Soil Composition: Clay over Limestone
Production: The grapes were hand harvested and the fermentation included 2 weeks of skin contact to extract rich flavors and color. Aging is in neutral barrels so the Sangiovese fruit is the star here.
Alcohol (%) 13%