2018 POGGIO ANIMA MONTEPULCIANO D'ABRUZZOPoggio Anima
Producer: Poggio Anima
Grape: Montepulciano 100%
Region: Abruzzo, Italy
Zone: DOC of Abruzzo
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.
Ripe plum and blackberry aromas. In the mouth the black fruit is joined by some darker chocolate notes and a hint of spice. This is smooth and drinkable, great value for drinking now but enough grip to lay down for a couple of years.
Soil Composition: Clay over Limestone
Production: Fermentation was carried out over nine days on skins with frequent pumpovers. A further week on skins post-ferment to bring a little more structure and actually soften the tannins. The wine was transferred to barrel to age for six months prior to bottling.
Alcohol (%) 13%