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DEDICATO A WALTER <br/> awarded 97 points <br/> by WINE ADVOCATE
17 May 2019

DEDICATO A WALTER
awarded 97 points
by WINE ADVOCATE

Dedicato a Walter has entered into the exclusive circle of the highest rated wines in Bolgheri and beyond. The 2015 vintage of our 100% Cabernet Franc produced by Poggio al Tesoro has been awarded 97 points by Wine Advocate. The reviewer Monica Larner introduced the Bolgheri estate as follows: "Marilisa Allegrini of Poggio al Tesoro presents the new energy and dynamic thinking of the Bolgheri appellation. With the help of Consulting Winemaker Luca D'Attoma, she uses amphorae and careful mapping techniques to match variety to soil type".
Here's the complete review of the wine:
The 2015 Bolgheri Superiore Dedicato A Walter is a pure expression of Cabernet Franc, offering mineral essences of sea shell, clay and round rocks. This wine is supremely elegant, with dark fruit, spice and a touch of Mediterranean herb. The tannins are integrated and gorgeous. This vintage was aged in 100% new oak. The winemaking team has shortened the time in wood to 24 months and increased the time in bottle to ten months. (They are aiming for 12 months in bottle with the upcoming vintages.) Still, the wine will benefit from even more time in the cellar to express itself fully. Bravi.
The unstoppable Marilisa Allegrini is upping her attention and investments made to the Poggio al Tesoro estate that she purchased in 2001. During my visit to the winery, she told me that she simply "fell in love with Bolgheri," and her passion shows in the many personal touches. I know that future plans are ambitious, complete with a vineyard Inn. In terms of the vineyards, there are two main bodies over 70 hectares. The first parcel is Sondraia, located near the Camilla creek. Some 15 hectares are located in an area called "Soprastrada" because they fall east of the Bolgherese wine road. Two parcels—Felciaino and Le Grottine—are located here. Poggio al Tesoro has been working with the very talented consulting winemaker Luca D'Attoma since 2015.


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