We are lucky to have the perfect climate and territory here at Poggio Molina. Adriano, Alba, Claudio and Gianna have worked with the oenologist Dr. Stefano Chioccioli, to identify the most suitable grape varieties that correspond perfectly to our land. Our Tuscan wines reflect the perfect marriage of the vines and our landscape characteristics.
Poggio Molina wines are the result of a blend of the following grape varieties:
SANGIOVESE: It is the Tuscan native variety par excellence: its origin is probably Etruscan, cultivated in the area between the North of the Tiber in Rome and the South of the Arno in Florence. Known since the 8thI century b.C., it is a vine that significantly changes its expressive characteristics according to territory trait and it is, a tangible expression of the soil in which it grows. It is present in many of the wines of Poggio Molina as we want to preserve our heritage and our link with the territory. ( Our wines with Sangiovese include: Bucinello, Vinobono, VignaRossa, Chianti DOCG, LoScopaio)
MERLOT: Originally from Gironde, an area situated in the South West of France, is particularly cultivated in Bordeaux. It arrived in Italy during the 1800s, spreading first to the North and then to the other regions. It is a grape that finds a great expressive force when married with our tland and the climate of our territory.. It’s presence in Poggio Molina aged wines gives them great strength and softness, roundness and body. (Wines with Merlot include: LoScopaio, LeCaldie, Bosco delle Monache)
CABERNET FRANC: Native from Gironde, has been adopted a lot in Tuscany in recent years. It is a grape variety that gives herbaceous scents to the wine, which expressly recalls the land where the grapes are grown. . It is the principal variety of our LoScopaio, a balanced expression of the combination of an earthy and fruity taste. (LoScopaio)
CABERNET SAUVIGNON: It is one of the most widespread varieties in the world, originating from the Bordeaux area. It gives intense color,and great quality. It is rich in tannins and aromatic substances and it ispredisposed to long aging. Its structure allows it to develop a complex and fascinating bouquet over time For all these reasons it is, together with Merlot, part of the blend used to create our great Tuscanwine Le Caldie. (LeCaldie)
ALICANTE BOUSCHET: Alicante variety has a Spanish origin for sure. In 1400 it was brought to Sardinia during the Aragonese domination and from there it spread to other Italian regions as well as to France. Its grapes are extremely colorful and, like our native Colorino del Valdarno, it is used with varieties naturally lacking in color in order to deepen the color of th wine. t. Because it also has a complex structure, we can use it on its own. . (You can find it in our VignaRossa, Vinobono).
CHARDONNAY: Chardonnay is one of the most cultivated white grape varieties in the world. Its origin is the Burgundy area of France and its incredible aromatic components emerge in different ways depending on the land and the climate where it is grown. This is why our Chardonnay becomes a unique product, indissolubly linked to our territory. (Chardonnay)
MALVASIA: there are many varieties under the name of “Malvasia” geographically distributed ‘throughout Italy. Although of different origins, all have a spicy fragrance of moss and apricot and rather high sugar residues. The name “Malvasia” derives from a contracted variation of Monembasia, a Byzantine stronghold on the rocks of a promontory south of the Peloponnese, where sweet wines were produced and then exported throughout Europe by the Venetians. They called it Monemvasia. Malvasia Bianca Lunga. It has existed in Tuscany for centuries and was part of the original Chianti recipe, invented by Bettino Ricasoli in 1870. It is a typical expression of the Tuscan white, which has a softness and roundness. (L’Arrogante)
TREBBIANO: The Tuscan grape variety, Trebbiano, has a common origin with other variteis called Trabbiani. These varities have been found in Italy since Roman times. Their name derives from “Trebula”, that means “farm” (Pliny the Elder describes a “Vinum Trebulanum”, which stands for “country wine”, or “homemade wine”). Trebbiano gives thewine a marked acidity that, traditionally, is softened in the blend by the fruity notes of Malvasia. (fournd in our L’Arrogante)