Lovely nose, bright bramble, dark cherry fruit, nice oak mocha & coffee. Palate has great grip, rich black fruit core, fine tannins, some sweetness and bright acidity, leather and cedar. This wine, that Piero calls his 'business card', is one of the most reliably delicious and complex wines you will find for £20. L&S (Mar 2023)
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Or, check the RELATED PRODUCTS below for different vintages or wines of a similar style.
The 2021 Chianti Classico is exceptional. A burst of ripe red/purplish fruit, lavender, spice, menthol, licorice and tobacco are all dialed up in this racy, layered Chianti Classico. The 2021 was aged 20% in cement and 80% in 20-25hL casks. It's a serious wine that will benefit from cellaring. The Chianti Classico points to a potentially superb vintage here for the top bottlings. Drinking range: 2024 - 2036 Rating: 93 Antonio Galloni, www.vinous.com (Jun 2023)
The standard Annata bottling from Poggerino comes from galestro (flaky shale) sites in Radda between 400-550m asl and is matured in Slavonian botti (large oak barrels) and French tonneaux as opposed to the concrete egg used for the Annata N’Uovo. The result is dramatically different, with liquorice and allspice embellishing the brandied cherry fruit. There is a warmth and silkiness on the entry that hints at rounded flesh before the austerity inherent in the sites is restored. The fruit is fresher rather than brandied and well supported by refreshing acidity. The tannins are more delicate, gently dusting the entire palate before dissipating cleanly. Drinking range: 2023 - 2027 Rating: 92 Sarah Heller MW, Club Oenologique (May 2023)
Mid-to-deep ruby. Great purity on the nose. Bags of cherry fruit with savoury, minerally touches. Long, intense and concentrated and with bags of polished tannins that never dominate the fruit. Fantastic, perfumed length. Drinking range: 2023 - 2030 Rating: 17.5 Walter Speller, www.jancisrobinson.com (Apr 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.Watch more: https://www.youtube.com/@fattoriapoggerino8035
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