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Quercia al Poggio

Chianti Classico

Patience is bitter, but it's fruit is sweet

Quercia al Poggio is situated about 400 metres a.s.l. at Monsanto, in the municipality of Barberino Val d’Elsa. Owned by the Rossi family, the property extends over 100 hectares of woodland nature reserve where vines and olive trees are cultivated to organic farming protocols. The heart of the winery is a nineteenth-century farming settlement and what was once a monastery belonging to the Vallombrosan brothers from nearby Badia a Passignano. In 1997, Michela and Vittorio embarked on an extensive renewal programme of wine operations, from gradual replanting of the fifteen hectares. “Ciliegiolo, colorino, canaiolo e malvasia nera have been planted in the new vineyards alongside the sangiovese. The estate produces Chianti Classico, which is released to market at least three years after alcoholic and malolactic fermentation are completed, and a small Sangiovese selection, vinified on its own and aged for an average of four years to become Quercia al Poggio Riserva.Extended ageing is a conscious choice on the part of Quercia al Poggio Their aim is to coax out all the features that make this Sangiovese such an elegant, structured wine, requiring only the passage of time to reveal its ultimate, sense-thrilling complexity”.