Poggio al Vento is an organic estate winery in Tuscany making wines under the Orcia DOC.
Owner: Roberto Mascelloni. His grandfather rented a farmhouse in Montalcino for olive oil but after this was sold it was converted to vineyards and was called Tenuta San Giorgio.
Vineyards: 5km from San Quirico d’Orcia in the Orcia Valley. 500 metres here. Views to Monte Amiata to the south. Overlooks Podere Forte across the valley. 4ha of Sangiovese and Cabernet Sauvignon. Planted from 1992 (1ha), 1 ha (1998) and 1 in 2002; and one half ha from 30 yo and half ha from 2003. 10,000 bottles.
Organic certification: 1990-1996 Certified organic for wheat but stopped due to the paperwork. | 2008 Re-applied for organic certification. | 2011 Full organic certification obtained for the second time. | 2019 Still certified organic..
Winery: Stainless steel. Barrels.
Orcia Rosso DOC, Arcere: 2011 Certified organic. | 2012 Sangiovese, Foglia Tonda and Merlot. 14%. | 2013 14%. L04.16. Sweet fruit, bright berries in the San Quirico bar Sat evening 22 Oct 2016 with Einar’s Norwegian tourist group. 87% Sangiovese, 10% Fogliatonda (colour and roundness), 3% Merlot. French oak. Nice clean berries on Monday 24th Oct 2016 with Einar Fjoran’s group.
Orcia Rosso DOC Sangiovese, Mascelloni Family Estate: 2002 Like 2003, a bit drustic but with good potential (Visit Feb 2005). | 2003 100% Sangiovese. Some lovely clear soft fruit and ripe too due to the year but also a bit firm; decent; light and a bit bitter but some very attractive harmonious clear fruit (Visit Feb 2005). | 2010 100% Sangiovese, nice, bit like a Rosso di Montalcino with soft strawberry on Monday 24th Oct 2016 with Einar Fjoran’s group.
Sangiovese Biologico Zero Uno: 2009 100% Sangiovese. No added sulfites.
Toscana Rosso Giallo: 2013 70% Sangiovese. 15% each Cab Sauv and Merlot. Steel. Then 500-litre oak. 13% alc. Certified organic. Nice crisp simple appetising fruit with a touch of Brett on Monday 24th Oct 2016 with Einar Fjoran’s group.
Other crops: Honey. Olive oil (this is his passion) called Perla Verde [sic] and single varietal oil from the Frantoio olive is called Perlaoro [sic].
Five appartments overlooking the Parco della Val d’Orcia. Four of them–Tulipano, Mimosa, Oleandro and Geranio–have a kitchen, double bedroom and bathroom.
Visits: Friday 24th Feb 2005. Again on Monday 24th Oct 2016 with Einar Fjoran’s group. Two visits in 2019.
Poggio al Vento, Loc. Poggio al Vento
I-53023 Castiglione d’Orcia (SI = Siena), Italy
Tel+39 0577.897384 | www.poggioalvento.net