2020 Riserva Bugialla Poggerino

Grapes Sangiovese
Colour Red
Origin Italy, Tuscany
Other Certified Organic
Sub-district Chianti Classico
Classification Riserva
ABV 14.5%
Vineyard Bugialla

An enticing red, with smoky black cherry and blackberry flavors stitched into a supple texture. Reveals iron, sanguine, earth and juniper details as this unwinds on the lingering finish. Elegant overall, despite the firm structure. Best from 2025 through 2045. Drinking range: 2025 - 2045 Rating: 94 Bruce Sanderson, The Wine Spectator (Aug 2023)

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The 2020 Chianti Classico Riserva Bugialla is a potent, brooding wine. Macerated dark cherry, licorice, leather, tobacco and smoke all flesh out over time. The 2020 saw a whopping 50 days on the skins, with malolactic fermentation in cement and then two years in 20-25hL Slavonian oak casks. There is a bit of new oak tannin from one of the casks that needs time to integrate. This young, potent Riserva has a bright future. Drinking range: 2025 - 2035 Rating: 93+ Antonio Galloni, (Jun 2023)

Poggerino’s Riserva Bugialla comes from a 50-year-old vineyard with predominantly calcareous marl soils in northeastern Radda UGA. This has produced a spiky nose with flashes of rosemary and eucalyptus above Sangiovese’s classic tart morello cherry fruit. The front-palate is charged with high-voltage acidity — characteristic of the high altitude of around 500m asl. This quickly fills out, leaving a dense-fruited, slightly ponderous mid-palate that is just barely kept in check by occasional lightning strikes of acidity. Grounding tannins leave the finish tense but ultimately well-balanced. Drinking range: 2025 - 2034 Rating: 94 Sarah Heller MW, Club Oenologique (May 2023)


- 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.

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