Poggerino Chianti Classico 2013

This is an excellent release of Poggerino’s Chianti Classico, a producer I have returned to again and again over the years.  The estate is organic and has only 11 hectares under vine.  The 2013 vintage tasted here reminds of why I liked the producer in the first place.  And despite my musing the other week that I hadn’t seen much organic Chianti, it turns out I have been drinking it for years and just didn’t know it.  Not the worst outcome really.  Poggerino’s 2013 Chianti Classico (sangiovese) has aromas of cherry, earth and tar.  The palate has towards long length, lovely firm tannins and is in balance.  Recommended.

Rating: Good to Very Good
Abv: 13.5%
Price: $32
Vendors and website: http://poggerino-chianti-italy.com/winery/
Tasted: 2016


  1. G'day Colin – I think your comments are right: descriptors for sangio tend to be in a fairly narrow band in its Chianti guise: earth, cherry and dusty characters emerging pretty regularly. I suspect this is mostly factual, and part confirmation bias, but ultimately I write the same things tasting blind, so hopefully it's more the former! I've found the Australian versions depart more from script, and the regional nuances with the various sub appellations within Chianti also depart more from script e.g. Chianti Rufina for me has a leaner/more elegant/higher acid profile. I hope the Poggerino shows well for you. I've held onto bottles from this producer for almost a decade now and they age well too.CheersSean

  2. Hello Sean,Thanks for the quick reply. To my limited experience Sangiovese seems a little limited in its descriptors.Critics tend to use somewhat of a fairly narrow spectrum of descriptors.Please don't interpret this as a criticism of the wine or the critics, it is more of an observation.I would appreciate your thoughts.Incidentally, I bought 2X Poggerino's Chianti Classico 2013.Many thanksColin r

  3. G'day – The Poggerino is a really typical example of Italian sangio, so it's easy to recommend for that purpose. If I had to pick one to show what a (good) Chianti Classico looks like, this would be it.

  4. Hello,As largely an Australian red and red blend drinker/novice (with a desire to expand his palate to typical other varietals) do you think this would fit the bill if I was looking for a typical example of an Italian Sangio?thanks

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