From the early 1970’s Vittorio Fiore was the trailblazer for consultant wine makers in Tuscany. For years he helped produce some of the regions finest wines but unsurprisingly he always wanted his own estate. In 1991 he was finally able to realise his dream, and with his wife Adriana he founded Poggio Scalette. Situated on the hill of Ruffoli near Greve in Chianti, Vittorio declared the vineyards of Poggio Scalette to be "heaven on earth for Sangiovese".
The vineyards, originally planted in the years after World War 1, are on a series of terraces bordered by dry stone walls, hence the name Poggio Scalette, which literally means small steps in Italian. They are at a height of 500 metres, an altitude ideal for producing wines of finesse, elegance and incredible longevity. Il Carbonaione, Scalette’s flagship wine, was first produced in 1992. It is 100% Sangiovese, and is mostly vinified from vines that are an ancient clone known as Lamole and are unique to this area. The wine is fermented in open-topped stainless steel tanks, before spending 17 months in 350-litre oak barrels, comprised of 90% French and 10% American oak.
This is a wine made for the long haul - with refined tannins, freshness, purity, power and density, yet at the same time a wine of elegance and finesse. The terroir, plus the vines, coupled with Vittorio Fiore’s talent as a wine maker make Poggio Scalette one of the finest estates in Toscana.
Il Carbonaione 2013, is a wine of outstanding quality which has just entered its drinking window, give it another 5+ years, and you will be further astounded...
Poggio Scalette Il Carbonaione 2013
6x75cl £205 / case IB
"Wow. The mouthfeel, depth and length to this red is really phenomenal. Full body, ultra-fine tannins. Blueberry, blackberry and chocolate character. Goes on for minutes. The composure and substance to this wine is amazing. This is the best ever Il Carbonaione. Will improve for years but taste it now." 97 Points James Suckling
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Thérèse and Alyssa
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