This is not a wine: this is an icon of Maremma Toscana! The grapes are mainly from old Sangiovese clones, with high density planting and extremely limited production, which give the wine ruby coloration in the glass, and a bouquet of dark flowers (violet) and spice (pepper, cinnamon, cloves) but also with a nuance of chocolate. In the mouth it is fresh, with good acidity, still fruity, with smooth tannins. A very elegant and drinkable wine, perfect with grilled red meals.

WHO: Poggio Argentiera
WHAT: Sangiovese blend
WHERE: Maremma, Tuscany, Italy
WHEN: 2006
HOW MUCH: $34.00 (Media sample)

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Elisabetta Tosi is a freelance wine journalist and wine blogger. She lives in Valpolicella, where the famous red wines Amarone, Ripasso and Recioto are produced. In her working time Elisabetta is a web-consultant for wineries, and in her free time she writes books about Italian wines. Elisabetta is a contributor to Vino Prigo.

  • http://poggioargentiera.com gianpaolo

    thank you for the tasting note Elisabetta, we are now changing the way that Capatosta used to be, making it in a much lighter and more drinkable style. Let’s see if you like the 2009 better. Ciao Gianpaolo

  • Lizzy

    @Gianpaolo, now I’m really curious to taste it!