Allegrini is most recognized as one of the Veneto’s most famous and successful producers of Valpolicella and Amarone. Poggio al Tesoro is Allegrini’s new project in the Bolgheri region along the Mediterranean coastline of Tuscany. Poggio al Tesoro is now a thriving 70 hectare (173 acre) estate in prime Bolgheri wine-making territory where Bordeaux varietals rule, and the Corvina grape is never found.
40% Merlot, 30% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Cabernet Franc, 10% Petit Verdot. 15 months in 225 liter French oak barriques from Allier (30% new, 70% second use). 14% Alcohol.
“This red leans toward the firm, dry side, featuring touches of bell pepper, green olive and spice that accent the main black cherry and black currant flavors. Taut and long, with refreshing acidity. Should develop well. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot. Best from 2021 through 2032. 2,500 cases imported.” — BS – 93 points, Wine Spectator
“There is a lot of meat on the bones of the 2016 Bolgheri Rosso Il Seggio. The wine opens to spice and bramble with dark fruit nuances, surrounded by thick layers of spice, tobacco, tar and resin. This wine offers a specific and unique mouthful that is full and dense but also creamy and luscious. It makes a particularly glossy or shiny impact in terms of mouthfeel. The blend is 40% Merlot, 30% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Cabernet Franc and 10% Petit Verdot. Some 100,000 bottles were made.” – 92 points, Wine Advocate (ML)