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Poggio al Tesoro Bolgheri Il Seggio 2019

$48

Dark, with blackberry, purple plum and blueberry flavors. Firms up on the finish, as earth and iron notes peek through. Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot. Best from 2024 through 2038. 6,000 cases made, 800 cases imported.

Details

Wine Type and Color

Red Still

Magazine Issue

Sep 30, 2022

Summary

Primary Grape

Merlot

Merlot is one of the most important Bordeaux varieties along with Cabernet Sauvignon. It's fleshier and ripens earlier than Cabernet, resulting in softer wines with plush tannins and fruit. Bordeaux is the grape's native home, where it's the dominant grape in Right Bank appellations like Pomerol and St.-Emilion and plays a supportive role on the Left Bank. It has also gained an international presence, with a notable boom in California in the mid-1990s, both as a single-variety wine and as part of a blend. While France and California are the most important growers of Merlot, versions from Italy, Australia, Washington, New York and more are worth seeking out.

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Other Grapes

Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot

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$48

Poggio al Tesoro Bolgheri Il Seggio 2019

Dark, with blackberry, purple plum and blueberry flavors. Firms up on the finish, as earth and iron notes peek through. Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot. Best from 2024 through 2038. 6,000 cases made, 800 cases imported.

Details

Wine Type and Color

Red Still

Magazine Issue

Sep 30, 2022

Summary

Primary Grape

Merlot

Merlot is one of the most important Bordeaux varieties along with Cabernet Sauvignon. It's fleshier and ripens earlier than Cabernet, resulting in softer wines with plush tannins and fruit. Bordeaux is the grape's native home, where it's the dominant grape in Right Bank appellations like Pomerol and St.-Emilion and plays a supportive role on the Left Bank. It has also gained an international presence, with a notable boom in California in the mid-1990s, both as a single-variety wine and as part of a blend. While France and California are the most important growers of Merlot, versions from Italy, Australia, Washington, New York and more are worth seeking out.

Read More

Overhead photo of various ingreidnets that make up the grape

Other Grapes

Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot

Other Grapes

Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot

Region

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