Poggio al Tesoro is a winery in the Bolgheri region on the Tuscan coast of Italy. It was jointly acquired in 2001 by the Allegrini family and Leonardo Lo Cascio, head of U.S. wine importer and distributor Winebow. For their second co-investment see Poggio San Polo in Montalcino.

Vineyards | Poggio al Tesoro is a 70-ha (173-acre) property in the coastal area of Bolgheri with 44.5 hectares (110 acres) of vineyards in Bolgheri. After the 2001 change of ownership the first vineyard the new owners bought was Le Sondraia, next door to Ornellaia, and which had been previously rented by them. The main source of Cabernet Sauvignon is a 3-ha plot called Via Bolgherese, at 56 m (184 ft), with deep, coarse red sand soils, well-drained and gravelly. Merlot, Cabernet Franc and more Cabernet Sauvignon are grown in the 12-ha Le Sondraie vineyard. Vermentino grapes for the unoaked Solosole are also grown in Le Sondraie. West facing, it has deep sandy soils with gravel and clay.

Winemaking | Was under Nicola Biasi (also winemaker at Poggio San Polo) but he has since left.

White wines

Bolgheri Vermentino DOC, Solosole

Pink wines

Bolgheri Rosato DOC, Cassiopea

Red wines

Mediterrà | 2013 Toscana Rosso. 40% Syrah, 30% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot.

Bolgheri Rosso DOC Superiore, La Sondraia 2010 65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Franc. Oaked. £15-29.99. Very ripe raisined berries, very rich and intense, fish and cedar, odd, mushroom. 15 Points. Commended at DWWA 02nd May 2013. | 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot,Cabernet Franc.

Bolgheri Superiore DOC, W Dedicato a Walter | 100% Cabernet Franc. Honours Walter Allegrini, Marilisa’s late brother. | 2009 100% Cabernet Franc. £30-59.99. Ripe mulberry and violet nose, deep and clear and attractive, warm mid-palate, round again and violetty, thick, decent but best to drink this young. 16.9+ Points. Silver at DWWA 30th April 2013.

Bibliography

‘At Liberty in Tuscany’ by Julia Harding, jancisrobinson.com 18 Oct 2016.

Contact

Poggio al Tesoro

Via Bolgherese, 189/B

Località Felciaino

I-57020 Bolgheri (LI – Livorno), Italy

Tel+39 0565 773051 | www.poggioaltesoro.it

GPS Coordinates: 43.207830, 10.612085