150cl * Vegan, Organic & Biodynamic * 14.0% ABV * Tuscany, Italy
“The terroir speaks, we listen” is the winery's motto, a sign of a profound respect for the territory and the distinctive peculiarities of the wine. Founded in 1974, Avignonesi is the leading biodynamic winery in the Montepulciano area of Tuscany. The Alliance is a group of six Nobile producers - Salcheto, Poliziano, La Braccesca, Dei, Boscarelli, and Avignonesi - all sharing the dedication to Nobile’s rediscovery. These six winemakers have coordinated their respective work and each crafted a cru 100% Sangiovese Nobile specifically for this project.
The Poggetto di Sopra brings out the characteristics of its environment, particularly the clay soil it lays upon. Soils consist of a sedimentation from the Pliocene (3-5 million years ago) of marine origin, the Poggetti di sopra vineyard is permeated by a vein of deep, blue sodic clay. Rich in silt and limestone, but with little or no stones in the underground, the soil is alkaline and does not present much organic matter.
This wine is characterised by grace and elegance. The bouquet is full and ethereal of ripe fruit and cherries in alcohol accompanied by typical nuances of the Mediterranean scrub such as lavender, thyme and wild mint. On the palate it has a very large and sweet opening. The silky tannin spreads a dense texture accompanied by a warm and lively body where notes of fresh coconut and sweet spices such as cinnamon persist.
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