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Poggiosecco, Chianti DOCG

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Sangiovese 90%, Malvasia Nera 10% from Chianti DOCG, Tuscany, Italy. Certified Organic, Biodynamic, Unfined; Suitable for Vegans. Ruby red. Aromas & flavors of Cherries, Red Fruits, & Earth, along with a hint of Cloves.

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Sangiovese 90%, Malvasia Nera 10% from Chianti DOCG, Tuscany, Italy. Certified Organic, Biodynamic, Unfined, Unfiltered; Suitable for Vegans.

ABOUT: This 16-hectares estate is situated on well-drained soils (the literal translation of Poggiosecco is ‘dry slope’) of the Montalbano Hills, where it cultivates the classic Tuscan combo of vines (12ha) and olive trees (4ha). Both the olive and the grape are treated to a meticulous biodynamic regime, something the owners Marco and Guiseppe consider “the only possible way of farming considering the historical context in which we live.”

Poggiosecco set on the path of natural winemaking in 2001, gaining organic certification in 2004 and Biodynamic Certification shortly thereafter, in 2009, and not looking back ever since. “Biodynamics establishes a unique balance in the soil and allows for the maximum expression and independence of each plant, making use of chemical pesticides, herbicides, etc. completely unnecessary,” winemakers Marco Filipello & Giuseppe Pluchino say, explaining how they manage to steer clear of systemic treatments or irrigation.

All the natural treatments (green and cow manure, herbal tisanes, small amounts of copper and sulfur) happen following the biodynamic calendar and the phases of the moon, with great attention to detail: for example, the removal of old vines and branches takes place with a rising moon along with incineration and reintroduction of the ashes, whereas pruning is done when the moon is in a descending phase when the plant faces a lot of gravitational pressure, and thus has little sap, and this way the cutting wounds heal more easily.

Vineyard: 10+yo old vines on chalk and sandstone.

VINIFICATION: Once manually harvested, the grapes are gently destemmed and crushed and then undergo fermentation with indigenous yeasts. Frequent pumping for greater extraction of tannins and polyphenols. Clarification is done by decantation only, no fining product used. The wine then ages for 12 months in cement tanks, and further for 6 months in bottles before release. Annual Production (approx.): 40,000 bottles.

TASTING NOTES: A fine Chianti, bright Ruby red in color. On the nose & palate it is fruit-forward, with notes of Cherries, Red Fruits, & Earth, along with a hint of Cloves.

FOOD PAIRING: Tuscan cuisine is, naturally, the perfect accompaniment, but this wine will pair perfectly with all kinds of Meats, including Beef, Pork (esp. Wild Boar), Cold Cuts/Salumi, Grilled Poultry and/or Vegetables, & Mild Cheeses.

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