2016 Fattoria Le Pupille Poggio ValenteSangiovese from Italy
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- 95 Monica Larner - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
95 Monica Larner - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
This wine has been a single-vineyard Sangiovese since Fattoria le Pupille removed the Merlot from the blend in 2012. The 2016 Poggio Valente is precise and direct, the result of a lot of enological brain power and Coastal Tuscany's answer to Brunello Montalcino. It's an excellent expression of Sangiovese, with pretty floral and fruity notes, earthy tones and an unforgettable cameo appearance of blossoming rose. Give the wine ample time to open in the glass.