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The 2016 vintage was awarded a Silver medal and 91 points at the 2019 Decanter World Wine Awards (click link for details).
For other 2019 DWWA winners, click here.
See also the DWWA19-winning Chianti Classico Gran Selezione (the Casasilia) from Poggio al Sole and also their Super-Tuscan, the Seraselva.
Documents in the archives of the abbey of Badia a Passignano, which owned Poggio al Sole until the 1960s, show that olives and wine were grown there as early as the 12th century. The Davaz family, which acquired Poggio al Sole in 1990, has grown wine in the Bündner Herrschaft in Switzerland since the 1970s. The eighteen contigous hectares of sloping schistose-clay vineyards are among the very highest in Chianti, and are perfectly sheltered from the Tramontane wind by the surrounding oak forest. Alessandro Masnaghetti, the brilliant taster, journalist, and publisher of Enogea, believes that Poggio al Sole is one of the top three vineyard sites in all Chianti Classico.
Here's Poggio al Sole's own data sheet/fiche technique on this, their Chianti Classico.
Poggio al Sole Chianti Classico 2017 - fiche technique
90% Sangiovese, 5% Canaiolo, 5% Merlot.
"Pretty cherry and plum nose with a touch of leather. The palate is balanced by fresh acidity and velvety tannins. Long, smoky finish." (DWWA19 tasting note of the 2016).
This wine is suitable for vegetarians and vegans.
ABV = 14.0%.