Poggio al Lupo
Founded in 1999, Poggio al Lupo, which translates as ‘Wolf’s Knoll’, is based in Maremma, located on the west coast of Italy, almost directly south of Florence. The vineyards lie on top of rich clay, sandstone and marly limestone soils, stretching across the Magliano hills. The latter provide varying south facing altitudes (100 – 330 metres above sea level) for their Sangiovese, Cabernet Sauvignon and Vermentino vines. The estate was founded by Antonio Moretti, who also owns Orma estate in Bolgheri, and Tenuta Sette Ponti, in Chianti.
The estate itself extends across 130 acres of land, of which 35 acres are planted with vines. The vineyards lie on top of rich clay, sandstone and marly limestone soils, stretching across the Magliano hills. The latter provide varying south facing altitudes (100–330 metres above sea level) for the Sangiovese, Cabernet Sauvignon and Vermentino vines. The vines grown for Morellino di Scansano (recognised as DOCG since 2006) are concentrated in the most sunlit and elevated areas of the property where the air circulates freely, with the moist soil providing a soft and graceful wine. The Vermentino vines cover around 7 hectares, at a lower and cooler height of around 100 metres above sea level, where the soil is richer in minerals and limestone producing a fresh and mineral-flavoured wine.
The estate produces three wines: Vermentino, a crispy and typical white wine from the coast; the classic Morellino di Scansano DOCG (Sangiovese) and Poggio al Lupo, a Cabernet Sauvignon IGT Toscana.
Poggio Al Lupo Vermentino Toscana IGT
An outstanding example of Vermentino, which is the white grape most widely cultivated along the Tuscan coast, where it expresses its organoleptic characteristic at its best. The soil, rich in minerals and limestone, transmits to this wine crispness and minerality.