POGGIO AL SOLE is a winery in Tavarnelle Val di Pesa in the Chianti Classico region of Tuscany, Italy.
OWNER / Giovanni Davaz. A native Swiss. His father was a winemaker. The family estate was at Mayenfeld. Its 8 hectares (mainly Pinot noir) were eventually divided between the two brothers, Giovanni who had studied viticulture and his brother who had studied oenology. AS this was too small Giovanni decised to try his luck in Tuscany.
In 1969 the Torrini family acquired the estate. They build it up from a disjointed set of plots bought by farmers during the land reforms of the 1950s (the emd of the mezzadria or sharecropping system). The Torrinis turned about 6 hectares of the 32 hectare estate into vineyard, and another 1.5 ha to olives. They also built the house and cellars. In 1990 the Torrini family sold to Giovanni Davaz, who financed it with some joint-venture capital. Davaz had worked with Pinot Noir and so initially had looked in Burgundy for a vineyard but it was too expensive. Then he looked in Piemonte, and finally he went to Tuscany. 1991 was the first real vintage for the Davaz family, with Franco Bernabei consulting
ORGANIC CERTIFICATION / 2017 In conversion it seems.
CHIANTI CLASSICO DOCG, POGGIO AL SOLE 2015 90% Sangiovese, 5% Canaiolo, 5% other grapes.
CHIANTI CLASSICO DOCG, CASALSILA 2015 100% Sangiovese.
Poggio al Sole, Loc. Badia a Passignano, Strada Rignana, 2 / I-50028 Tavarnelle Val di Pesa (FI = Firenze)) / Tel+39 055.8071850 / www.poggioalsole.com
Maureen Ashley MW, ‘Small Wonders’, Decanter October 1993, pp80-81