Poggio Antico - Madre label
Poggio Antico - Madre bottle

Poggio Antico - Madre 2015

  • Producer Poggio Antico
  • Blend 50% Cabernet Sauvignon
    50% Sangiovese Grosso
  • Country Italy
  • Region Tuscany
  • UPC 8 032697 88 4528
  • Producer Poggio Antico
  • Blend 50% Cabernet Sauvignon
    50% Sangiovese Grosso
  • Country Italy
  • Region Tuscany
  • UPC 8 032697 88 4528
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Item# 83249-15

Product Ratings

Robert Parker 94+pt
James Suckling 94pt

Description

The Sangiovese and Cabernet Sauvignon were vinified and then aged separately in 500L French Tonneaux for 18 monts. The varieties were blended prior to bottling, and then further aged another 4 months to achieve coherence and harmony. The 2015 Madre is very drinkable, this expression has lots of strawberry, ripe raspberries, pomegranate and goji berry flavors. A versatile wine, this is the perfect accompaniment for grilled asparagus, salmon, spring vegetables, and goat cheese.

Estate

Poggio Antico is one of Montalcino's most elevated estates, with vineyards averaging 1476 feet above sea level, southwest of the famed medieval citadel. Both the unique location and altitude privilege the wines of Poggio Antico, which benefit from the perfect exposure and enjoy favorable overnight drops in temperature, ideal conditions that increase finesse and intense bouquet.

History

Poggio Antico was founded in 1976 and consiss of 50 clay, calcareous acres of Brunello di Montalcino. The estate has seen a phenomenal growth, going from 50 to the present 80 acres under vine, developing two parallel Brunello worlds – the more traditional, larger-barrel Brunello, aged longer in Slavonian oak and the modern, finesse-driven Altero, aged in tonneaux of French oak; securing a stellar position in the global market and extending and upgrading the facility to ultrahigh-tech standards. In 2017 Poggio Antico changed hands and was purchased by Atlas Invest, and it is now directed by the new General Manager Federico Trost. Poggio Antico recently lead a soil survey to approach the plot-by-plot management which started with the 2018 vintage by identifying, and consequently harvesting and fermenting separately, the micro terroirs inside each vineyard. All the estate is currently under organic conversion and a renovation of the cellar and of the hospitality center are part of the new plans.

Tasting notes

The nose is delicious if more focused on Tuscan red cherries, strawberries and elderberries with a hint of sweet plums. The palate is fresh but with a good core of density. Some pretty tannins and a fruit-forward finish. Madre can already be enjoyed, but may also be aged for a long time, further improving its characteristics.