Vermentino `Pagus Camilla`

Bolgheri

Poggio al Tesoro

One of the most exciting estates to have emerged from Italy in recent...

years, Poggio al Tesoro is a 70 hectare property in Bolgheri acquired in 2002 by the Allegrini family. The first vineyard they bought, Le Sondraia, is next door to Ornellaia and was previously rented by them. It is 12 hectares in size and is planted with Merlot, Cabernet Franc and a small amount of Cabernet Sauvignon.

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Vineyards

Grapes for the Pagus Camilla Vermentino are grown in proximity of the river Camilla within 'Le Sondraie' vineyard which covers seven hectares at an altitude of 25 metres above sea level. This part of vineyard faces west, and its deep sandy soil is rich in iron and has gravel and clay layers. Vines are eleven years old and are trained with the Guyot system at 7,936 plants per hectare.

Vintage Information

2015 may be considered one of Bolgheri’s great vintages. The very wet winter enabled the vines to access considerable deep water reserves during the spring, producing abundant budding and flowering which lasted until the beginning of June. The very favourable climate during the summer ensured that all subsequent phenological stages, from fruit set to maturity, developed evenly. The hot temperatures in July were mitigated by some timely thunderstorms, while a sunny and quite breezy August allowed the grapes to reach perfect phenolic ripeness. The harvest, which began on 31st August and ended on 7th October, was facilitated by numerous sunny days, interspersed with sporadic rainfall. 2015 promises to be a memorable vintage with wines exhibiting balance, great structure and intense aromas.

Vinification

The grapes were hand harvested in September and sorted on arrival at the winery. The whole bunches were cooled down and then gently pressed and fermented in temperature-controlled stainless steel tanks at 14°C for 25 days. The wine remained in tank on its lees for 9 months until bottling in June and then kept in bottle for few months before release.

Tasting Notes

This radiant straw yellow wine impresses with intense aromas of Mediterranean herbs. The full palate is refined and succulent with refreshing acidity, minerality and delicate aromatic notes.

Vintage Information

Vintage 2015
Grape varieties 100% Vermentino
Region Bolgheri, Tuscany
Winemaker Lorenzo Fortini
Alcohol (ABV) 14%
Acidity 5.7g/l
Residual Sugar 4g/l
Wine pH 3.4