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Le Mortelle Poggio Alla Nanetext
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Le Mortelle Poggio Alla Nane 2015

Maremma, Tuscany, ItalyPoggio alle Nane is a DOC Maremma red wine grown by the Antinori family since 1999. The property covers 675 acres, over 425 of which are planted to vines, led by cabernet sauvignon and cabernet franc followed by recent plantings of such white grapes as viognier, ansonica, vermentino, and a small amount of carménère. In 2015, conditions were favourable to ripen the grapes, and the rest was easy. Poggio alle Nane is a blend of the cabernet franc, cabernet sauvignon, and a small portion of carménère. The style is bold and rich with intense savoury undercurrents. Earthy mushroom, licorice, cedar, and tobacco all punch through the palate. Wild boar comes to mind, or a favourite spaghetti Bolognese, to match the power here. Cellar a decade if you have the time and inclination.Tasted: 22 February 2021Tasted by: Anthony GismondiPrices: BC 89.99 select private retailers QC 57.75 SAQ Producer: Marchesi AntinoriDistributors: Mark Anthony Wines and Spirits
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Maison Maxxium Vins et Spiritueux
Blend: Cabernet Franc - Cabernet SauvignonCSPC: 220836