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 key word here is balance. The organic Poggerino 2019 Chianti Classico Riserva Bugialla (with 10,400 bottles made) shows classic lines with fresh primary fruit, medium-rich concentration and lots of harmonious fruit versus spice. The results are vibrant and bright, and you definitely taste that distinctive freshness that is a hallmark of Radda in Chianti. Drink 2022-2030. 94 Points. Monica Larner, The Wine Advocate.