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This is a strong and bold wine with hints of ripe cherries. It is a medium-bodied wine with cherry aromas, nuttiness and nuances of cassis, forest fruit and cranberry. In addition it has a firm, dry tannins on the palate.

Food pairings:
meats, fish, pasta and rice dishes.

Lionello Marchesi is the owner of Poggio alle Sheer in the Maremma area, which makes contemporary Sangiovese-based wines destined for the U.S. market. He began purchasing the estates in 1994 and has steadily improved both the vineyards and the technology in the cellars, resulting in a full-scale revival for each property.

The most famous and most noble Tuscan grape is Sangiovese – used to make all the most important wines, either “pure” or in combination with other grape varieties. Sangiovese is the dominant variety in all of Marchesi’s red wines, but of the three estates, the soils and climate differ the most at Poggio alle Sughere which located in Morellino di Scansano, an area reclassified as a DOCG in 2007. The Poggio alle Sughere vineyards at Magliano in Toscana produce Sangiovese grapes vinified “pure” – leaving the must on the skins for ten–twelve days and refining the wine for several months in small oak barrels.

The Poggio alle Sughere 100% Sangiovese is bottled under screw cap and classified as Toscana IGT. “We produced this contemporary style for the U.S. market, but it is finding a good reception in other countries as well,” says Lionello Marchesi.