Color - Deep, inky purple
Bouquet - Intense aromas of dark fruits and cocoa
Taste - Soft and smooth on the palate, with flavors of wild blackberries and raspberries; well balanced, with great depth and a long finish
Vinous 88 points - The 2013 Poggio Badiola is a delicious, entry-level offering. Crushed flowers, sweet red cherries and spices are all nicely delineated in a perfumed, mid-weight red ideal for casual drinking. This is a terrific choice for readers looking for an everyday wine to buy by the case or for restaurants looking for a tasty by the glass pour. Served slightly chilled, it is also a great alternative to Rose.
Badiola takes its name from the “Badia̶1; or ancient Romanesque church erected in the medieval times which is located on the property. The image of the Badia can be found on the label.
|Wine maker notes
|Grapes are hand harvested in September and are fermented for 7-14 days at 75-84¢ªF in temperature-controlled stainless steel tanks. The post- fermentation maceration period is 0-10 days at 68-75¢ªF.
|70% Sangiovese, 20% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon