About Poggio al Tesoro
Nestled in the heart of Italy's Bolgheri region, rests the gem known as the Poggio al Tesoro winery. This magnificent estate is a testament to the love and passion of some of the most renowned wine-producing families of Italy. The Allegrini family, widely revered in the Veneto region; and the Dell'Aglio and Scienza families, famed experts of viticulture and enology, collaboratively brought this vision to fruition.
The story of Poggio al Tesoro winery began in the 2002, when these Italian wine enthusiasts sought to perfect the blend of tradition and innovation. Today, the winery has grown into an esteemed entity that expertly blends the age-old tradition of Tuscan vine-growing with modern wine-making techniques. Sprawled across a majestic 70 hectares, the vineyard is split into small plots, each dedicated to a variety of grapes including Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Vermentino and Syrah.
However, the hallmark of Poggio al Tesoro winery is undoubtedly its meticulous selection process for grapes. Utilising their expertise, the wine-making team handpicks each grape, ensuring they're harvested at the precise moment of maturation; guaranteeing a consistency of quality that upholds Poggio al Tesoro's esteemed reputation.
Moreover, the wineries efforts towards sustainable wine-making are worth a mention. With a dedicated focus on environment preservation, they deploy 'green' practices throughout the wine-making process that minimise the impact on the biosphere.
Once the carefully selected grapes enter the winery, they're greeted by state-of-the-art equipment that cheerfully echo an amalgamation of tradition and modernity. From the concrete fermenting tanks that aids the spontaneous yeast fermentation, to aging in a mixture of new and used French oak barrels, every step is meticulously planned and executed.
To visit Poggio al Tesoro winery, is to step back in Italy's rich history of vineyards, while simultaneosly beholding the triumphs of modern winemaking. A truly magical journey, draped in the aroma of ripening grapes, the fragrance of aged oak and the unmistakable allure of the fermented elixir.
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