Poggerino Chianti Classico Riserva Bugialla 2018

Intense, robust and structured
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Primary Notes: Blackberry Cherries, Currant Liquorice

Secondary Notes: Vanilla

Tertiary Notes:

Body: Full

Dryness: Very Dry

Acidity: Medium +

Tannin: Medium +

Alcohol (%): 15

Origin: Chianti, Tuscany, Italy

Maker: Poggerino

Grape: Sangiovese

Fermentation: Vegan Heavy Wood

Awards: >90

Decanting: 1–2 hours

Serving Temperature: Best served between 16–18 degrees.

Asian Food Pairing: Korean BBQ, Gyudon, Satay

Western Food Pairing: Pasta Bolognese, Game stew, roast or grilled red meat


Poggerino Chianti Classico Riserva Bugialla 2018

Poggerino Chianti Classico Riserve Bugialla is intense, robust and structured. Bright ruby red colour. The nose opens with a medley of blackberry, leather, cherry and currant aromas that have a touch of liquorice and vanilla. The aromas follow through to the full-bodied and dry palate, where it meets firm and persistent tannins.

100% Sangiovese from Poggerino's vineyards in Radda, Chianti. Poggerino’s vineyards sit 400–500 metres above sea level and face south-southwest. The soil is very rocky due to the breakup of local “galestro” rock, which provides optimal drainage. These factors are all essential in the quest to produce great Sangiovese.

Manual harvest beginning the last week of September. After a careful selection in the vineyard, the grapes go through destemming and pressing. Alcoholic fermentation begins without the addition of selected yeasts and proceeds at 28°–30°C. The entire process of vinification and maceration takes place in concrete tanks for approximately 55 days with pumpovers and manual punchdowns. In December, the new wine is racked to casks of 20/25hl of Slavonian oak where the malolactic fermentation takes place. After ageing for 18 months, the wine is assembled bottled. The wine ages for a minimum of 12 months before sale.

Ageing potential: 2023–2027.



 - 17/20

22.png Notes of blackberries and herbs flatter the nose; the start is juicy, combines close-meshed tannins with strong acidity, the finish on raspberry and flower notes.


22.png Extremely fascinating, it immediately captivates thanks to a sensory profile that gives notes of wet violet, agapanthus flowers, blue plums, white pepper, melted chocolate and chopped almonds. Full body, velvety tannins and a warm and enveloping finish. Better from 2022.