2006 Podere Poggio Scalette Il Carbonaione
Sangiovese - 3L

  • WS 96
  • WA 94

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WS 96
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, October 2009
Amazing dark color for a Sangiovese. Mind-blowing aromas of crushed blackberries violets and blueberries with sandalwood undertones. Full-bodied with silky and focused tannins and beautiful rich and subtle flavors. It... Amazing dark color for a Sangiovese. Mind-blowing aromas of crushed blackberries violets and blueberries with sandalwood undertones. Full-bodied with silky and focused tannins and beautiful rich and subtle flavors. It lasts for minutes on the palate. Best ever from this estate which is owned by legendary winemaker Vittorio Fiore. Sangiovese. Best from 2011 through 2017. 2000 cases made. -JS
WA 94
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, August 2009
The 2006 Il Carbonaione is a big dark wine. Imposing at first it flows from the glass with tons of super-ripe blueberries grilled herbs new leather spices minerals and flowers. Today the oak is rather prominent but all... The 2006 Il Carbonaione is a big dark wine. Imposing at first it flows from the glass with tons of super-ripe blueberries grilled herbs new leather spices minerals and flowers. Today the oak is rather prominent but all the wine needs is time in bottle to come together. The finish is long pure and refined. Simply put the 2006 Il Carbonaione is a gem that readers won't want to miss. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2026. Proprietors Vittorio and Jurij Fiore craft one of Tuscany's most unique wines from their vineyards high in the hills of Greve. Il Carbonaione is 100% old-vine Sangiovese made from the prized Lamole clone a rare and prized mutation of Sangiovese found only in this part of Greve. The Fiores give Il Carbonaione roughly one year in 350 liter oak barrels (50% new) of which 90% is French and 10% American. Il Carbonaione is one of the most age-worthy wines in Tuscany and has a track record of developing beautifully in bottle. It remains one of the best relative values in fine ageworthy wine. - Antonio Galloni
Color & Type Red
Varietal Sangiovese
Country Italy
Region Tuscany
Vintage 2006

Label

Podere Poggio Scalette ‘Il Carbonaione’, named for the terraced slopes of the Ruffoli hill, is fermented in stainless steel tanks, then aged in 350-liter French oak barrels for 14 months. It ages at least another six months in bottle before release.

Winery

Podere Poggio Scalette

Podere Poggio Scalette became an autonomous wine-producing estate in 1991 when Vittorio Fiore, one of Italy’s famed winemakers, and his wife Adriana Assje di Marcora acquired several neglected plots of land and a rural building on the hill of Ruffoli in the heart of the Chianti Classico appellation.

The first part of the estate was expanded in 1996 with the addition of an adjoining property, including functional cellars, bringing the property to a total of 40 hectares subdivided into vineyards, olive groves, grain fields, woods, buildings and uncultivated areas.

Poggio Scalette takes its name from the configuration of lovely dry stone walls supporting the terraces on which the vineyards and olive groves are planted, giving the impression from a distance of a series of staircase steps climbing the slopes of the hill of Ruffoli. These slopes are called “Il Carbonaione" by the local peasants and were among the first vineyards to be re-planted following the First World War (and the European phylloxera plague), making the vines more than 80 years old. These vines are from an important member of the Sangiovese family, the “Sangiovese di Lamole”, producing grapes with intensity and character.

The estate is directly run by Adriana and son Jurij Fiore, a graduate of the School of Viticulture and Oenology of Beaune in Burgundy, with the overall supervision of Vittorio Fiore.