Poggio al Tesoro is Allegrini’s entry into the Bolgheri region. Yes, the famous Amarone producer from the Veneto tries its hand with Bordeaux varietals instead of its beloved Corvina. A very ambitious master plan and investment beginning in 2003 when Allegrini planted a combined 173 acres of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot.
Tesoro’s signature wine the 2015 Poggio al Tesoro Sondraia is a proprietary blend of 65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc – 18 months in 225 litre French oak barriques from Allier (50% new, 50% second use). An utter bargain when compared to its peers in the neighborhood.
“Black currant, plum, herb, thyme and sweet spice aromas and flavors mesh seamlessly with the tight matrix of tannins in this expressive, complex red. Shows harmony, depth and length, but needs time to integrate. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Cabernet Franc. Best from 2021 through 2036. 1,000 cases imported. 95 points, Wine Spectator –BS (Nov 2018)