POGGIO SACCHETO is an organic estate in the Maremma region of Tuscany. It produces wines under the Maremma Toscana DOC.

Owner | Marco Benvenuti. Married to Claudia Bonacchini. Their son is Mateo. Marco’s family had the land and the olives. Claudia and Marco planted vines, more olives and got their own olive press (Alfa-Laval I think).

Vineyards | 2016 20ha of vines.

Other crops | Grano duro, lenticchia; cece piccino; zafferano; grappa Maremma Toscana. Exchange seeds and saffron bulbs via the Coltivatori–Custodi della Regione Toscana group. “Orto sinergico sperimentale.”

Organic certification | 1997 The owners started certification as soon as they started the farm. | 2001 Vines planted so de facto organic.

PINK WINES

Maremma Toscana Rosato | 2012 60% Sangiovese and 20% each Cabernet and Merlot. Soft, bit evolved at Millésime Bio 2014. | 2014 Simple stuff at Millésime Bio 2016.

RED WINES

Maremma Toscana Rosso, Paraggio | From 3ha. 90% Sangiovese, 10% Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon. | 2011 90% Sangiovese, 10% Merlot & CS. Steel. Bit of fizz, bit sour at Millésime Bio 2015. | 2013 Sangiovese and Alicante. Lots of fruit at Millésime Bio 2016.

IGT Maremma Toscana Rosso, Selezione | 90% Sangiovese, 10% Alicante. | 2010 Fermented in steel then aged in Slavonian botti. OK, bit of fizz and bit tarry at Millésime Bio 2014. 2,500 bottles. Fizz again. Some brett too at Millésime Bio 2015. | 2012 A bit dry and tannic, lots of fruit underneath at Millésime Bio 2016.

CONTACT

Azienda Agraria Poggio Saccheto

Via Carlina, 43

I-58051 Magliano in Toscana (GR = Grosseto), Italy

Tel+39 0564.592440 | www.poggiosaccheto.it