Appodiato di Montepulciano Vigneto di Poggio Sant’Enrico – Vino Nobile di Montepulciano D.O.C.G. 2007
Southern exposure on rolling hillsides.
Poggio Sant’Enrico Piccolo planted in 1978, Poggio Sant’Enrico Grande planted in 1995 at a density of 2.80×0.80 meters (~9×3 ft), equivalent to 4,464 vines/ha (1,860/ac).
Trained to a bilateral cordon with vertical shoot positioning.
100% Sangiovese, Clone SS-F9-A 5-48 on 420A rootstock.
Deep, sedimentary, with sandy clay and limestone.
The 2007 Vintage
The excellent seasonal progression allowed the optimal maturation of the fruit that is some locations reached excellence. Clusters were perfectly healthy and balanced in all components. These characteristics allowed for wines of great structure and excellent polyphenolic components which are ideal for long cellaring.
Placed in new French and American oak barrels, it was taken out at the end of March 2009.
September 15th and 16th.
Completed during the primary fermentation.
Grape must at harvest
Sugar 23.50%, total acidity 6.80 per thousand, ph 3.30.
To protect the vineyard’s character this wine was bottled unfiltered.
In our temperature controlled cellar for over 45 months.
Dark, deep, blackish-ruby hue.
Bold and intense, with black fruit and plum aromas, black pepper, walnut and hints of vanilla.
Full-bodied palate with exceptional black fruit intensity. Big structure with supple tannins and a long, persistent finish.
Analytical data at the time of bottling
Alcohol 14.31%, total acidity 5.25 per thousand, color 17.11, sugar 1.71 per thousand, polyphenols 3,785 mg/l, dry extract 32.2 g/l.
Best served with roasts and grilled meats, especially “fiorentina-style” T-Bone steak.