http://www.bkwine.com/wine_tours/wine_tours.htm --- Part 1 of the interview with Piero Lanza, co-owner (together with his sister) and winemaker at Fattoria Poggerino, a classic and biodynamic winery and farm. Poggerino is a winery located in Radda in Chianti in Italy, at the heart of the Tuscan wine region. Its a small vineyard and winery, 43 hectares with 11 hectares of vineyards with mainly sangiovese.
They make a rose wine, primary purpose it to increase the quality of the red wine. The base red is called Il Labirinto made from sangiovese from young vines. Then they make a Chianti Classico Poggerino, aged for 12 months in French oak barrels a classic Tuscan wine with original character. Next is a Chianti Classico Riserva Bugialla, which is the name of a small vineyard plot with old wines. They also have an IGT (Indicazione Geografica Tipica) which is called Primamateria, which is more in a New World style (albeit Italian). The Chianti Classico is made from sangiovese. They also have some merlot planted which they mainly use for their super Tuscany. Some of the wines are aged in French oak barrels, barriques, but they dont want to get too much oak character. The ideal is to make wine with unique regional and terroir character. A genuine Chianti / Tuscany / Italian wine producer.
Dont miss part 2 where Piero Lanza talks about organic and biodynamic farming.
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