2016 Riserva Bugialla Poggerino
|Other||Bio-dynamic, Practicing Organic|
...splurge on the juicy, gamey, violet-scented 2016 Chianti Classico Riserva Bugialla from the biodynamic Poggerino estate. Jane MacQuitty, The Times (May 2020)
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A breadth of aromas, already showing some complex layers, with nutty, background oak, spice, baked earth, dried red cherry and some stony notes. Rich, ripe fruit, with mouth-coating, but fine-grained tannins. Good length. Just a touch of alcohol that penetrates nose and finish, but this is nicely done. Drinking range: 2022 - 2035 Rating: 17 Tim Jackson MW, www.jancisrobinson.com (Apr 2020)
The 2016 Chianti Classico Riserva Bugialla is a total knock-out. Plush, dark and explosive, the 2016 possesses superb depth and textural richness. Super-ripe black cherry, plum, espresso, licorice, new leather and spice all flesh out in a heady, super-distinctive Riserva loaded with class and personality. The 2016 is fabulous in every way, but I especially admire its explosive energy. Drinking range: 2024 - 2041 Rating: 95 Antonio Galloni, www.vinous.com (Aug 2019)
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Piero Lanza is one of Chianti's greatest young ambassadors. A qualified oenologist, a very competent agronomist and a brilliant winemaker, his wines have improved immeasurably over the past few vintages. Located in the heart of Chianti Classico district the estate consists of 106 acres of vineyards, olive groves and woodlands.
The winery is one of the properties of a large estate which used to belong to Prince Ginori Conti, a descendant of one of Florence's oldest families. Floriana Ginori Conti inherited the winery from her father in the 1970s, and began in 1980 to produce a Chianti Classico with the "Poggerino" label.
In 1999 she handed over the property to her two children, Piero and Benedetta Lanza, who had been managing it since 1988. Only 11 hectares are planted with vines, almost all of which are Sangiovese. Piero is a passionate agronomist, firmly of the opinion that the work he does in the vineyard reflects not only in the quality of his wines, but the individual 'terroir' of their property, and to this end is now working completely biodynamically.
Another of our producers described him to us 'Ah yes, Piero, the one who knows all his vines by name'. Planted on clay and 'galestro' soils his wines are marked by minerality, acidity and bright fruit. Biodynamic and certified organic.
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