Thursday, December 8, 2011

Poggio al Tesoro Mediterra (2008) Tuscany

An inky red from Poggio al Tesoro, a 125 acre winery located south of Pisa in the upper part of Tuscany's Maremma just a stones throw from the Tyrrhenian Sea (If you could throw a stone two miles). Al Tesoro's Mediterra is made from 40% Syrah, 30% Merlot and 30% Cabernet Sauvignon that is fermented in stainless and aged for eight months in Allier barriques. Almost black in color, the wine is still fruity with warm notes of red berries and plums. Full-bodied and with a smooth finish. A nice, contemplative wine that pairs well with food.