2020 Nuovo Poggerino
Piero's concrete egg aged Sangiovese has become a bit of cult wine and as a result he has now purchased a second one to try and keep up with demand. This is a very pure expression of Sangiovese with black cherry, plum, herb and some floral notes. The palate is precise and full of energy, richly grippy tannins, a sleek black fruitiness, herbs, violets and then a mineral drive to the finish. A fascinating take on well known classic. L&S (Dec 2022)
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The 2020 Chianti Classico Nuovo is a selection of Sangiovese from older vines on the property. Perfumed and light on its feet, the 2020 is super translucent and expressive. Crushed red berry fruit, mint, white pepper and sweet pipe tobacco all grace this idiosyncratic wine. The 2020 was vinified and aged entirely in cement. As such it is a quirky Chianti Classico with few direct peers. Drinking range: 2025 - 2035 Rating: 94 Antonio Galloni, www.vinous.com (Jun 2023)
The 2020 Chianti Classico is soft, fruity and open-knit, all of which make it a fine choice for drinking now and over the next handful of years. Bright red-fleshed fruit, leather, pipe tobacco and cedar all take shape in this supple, engaging Chianti Classico from Poggerino. The precision and pedigree here are just unreal. Drinking range: 2022 - 2030 Rating: 92 Antonio Galloni, www.vinous.com (Jul 2022)
- See our blog post on Victoria Moore's recent interview with Piero Lanza HERE -
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.Watch more: https://www.youtube.com/@fattoriapoggerino8035
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