Alessandro Gobbetti, the young wine producer behind the newly-established label Poggio Cagnano, was acquainting us with the winery and its wines over a bottle of his pride, the Altaripa Maremma Toscana DOC 2014. Technically the second vintage but the first with impressive quality that he produced with pure Sangiovese. The wine was aged in French oak tonneaux for a little over a year then another 6 months in stainless steel before being bottled. It is ruby red in color with a persistent and complex nose, nuances of red berries, licorice, spices, herbs fill up the glass. On the palate, the freshness, smooth tannins and the fruity and mineral notes make it a very pleasant drink and as it breathes longer, the wine even opens up more showing its best characteristics.
Surrounded by olive trees and oak forests at an altitude of 300 to 450 meters in a 12-hectare land, the vineyards are cultivated on a 2-hectare piece of land with compact block of sandstone.
This type of soil limits the number of grapes produced while it puts up the quality. The wines and extra virgin olive oil are produced organically. The limited production of the winery allows separate micro-vinifications to be carried out for each variety. The maturation is completed in tailor-made French oak barrels which establishes an exceptional collaboration between the grape variety and the oak.