Poggio Antico Lemartine 2014
Lemartine has a distinctive richness combined with a classic elegance. It is a hearty, rich and elegant wine. The black and red berry fruits integrate to enhance beautiful structure and firm, yet never aggressive, tannins. Lemartine generously delivers minerality, intense fruit flavors and hints of leather, spices and black licorice. Lemartine is our most recently created wine; 2010 was the first vintage, released in 2012. Lemartine, like our previous IGT wine "Madre", is named after one of three old family homesteads built over a century ago on the estate. In Lemartine the Brunello grape still plays the lead role, as it does in all Poggio Antico wines, but is here blended with Cabernet Sauvignon and Petit Verdot. These three varietals are refined separately in small French oak barrels of varied toasts. On the day they are blended together, they become Lemartine. Prior to release, the wine is refined in the bottle for at least four months.