Piero Lanza is one of Chianti's finest artisans, and Fattoria Poggerino is one of the region's most progressive estates, with intensive vineyard work at its core. He farms organically, and incorporates some biodynamic practices. The vineyards have been meticulously reworked over the years, with underperforming vines removed and replaced with considered clonal selections, amongst other adjustments. Poggerino is in the zone of Radda in Chianti, which Lanza calls some of the region's most prized territory: “Radda, to me, is a place that allows me to make unique wines… You can be a great winemaker, but without a great terroir it’s hard to make truly exceptional wine… The wines we produce here in Radda have a richness and concentration of fruit, acidity and tannin that are all their own.”
The wines are made in a traditional way, but are suffused with a sense of intensity and purity, a nexus that almost all of the top Italian producers achieve. So, we're talking open concrete fermenters, indigenous yeast and large Slavonian oak, letting the vineyards and the fruit speak – pure, classic, detailed, and intense. Poggerino is one of our favourite Chianti producers, year in, year out. The 2018 vintage is a cracker. Ian Cook - FWC
Blackberry, dried cherry, dried herb and new leather, a little vanilla. Medium-bodied, chewy and savoury, all the black olives rolled in dried herbs, juicy acid cut, earthy tannin rolling on a lively finish of good length. Really good this, and feels like it will improve with cellaring.
Rated : 92+ Points - Gary Walsh - The Wine Front