May 19, 2024 | by Marcus Hofshuster
Wein.Plus

88/100 | POGGIO SCALETTE 2022 DOCG Chianti Classico
Somewhat herbaceous nose, predominantly blue berries and cherries with tobacco and dried meaty notes. Tart, dark fruit, relatively present, yet fine tannins, noticeable bite, certain persistence, still undeveloped, herbal and tobacco nuances, hints of smoke, some salt, a hint of coffee grounds, very good, tart finish. Should mature a little more.

Translated from German via Google Translate

Feb. 23, 2024 | by Ian D’Agata
TERROIR SENSE WINE REVIEW

“FROM THE ARCHIVES, ICONIC ITALIAN WINES: A FANTASTIC TASTING IN LONDON”

93/100 | IL CARBONAIONE 2010 IGT Alta Valle della Greve
“Very deep ruby-red. Aromas and flavours of red and dark cherry and potpourri, with strong presence of tobacco and medicinal herbs. The finish is long and boasts earthy, herbal and tarry nuances. Mouthcoating but relatively smooth, this is drinking beautifully now but has the stuffing to age further. It is an atypical Sangiovese wine, made with what is thought to be a specific biotype of Sangiovese of Lamole that can grow and ripen in that cooler climate environment giving bigger fleshier wines than Sangiovese. For sure, the Carbonaione sub-subarea has always been thought of very highly; in fact, records indicate it was the first of a then barren area to be replanted after World War I. Drinking window: 2024-2032”

Jan. 25, 2024 | by Tony Wood
Tony Wood Italian Wine

“CHIANTI CLASSICO COLLECTION 2024”

96/100 | POGGIO DCALETTE 2021 DOCG Chianti Classico
“Deep ruby red in colour. Aromatics of violet, hyacinth, lavender and humus. Blackberry, blackcurrant, damson, plum, boysenberry and liquorice. Wild and savoury. Saline infused energy. Crushed rock minerality. Floats on the palate. Finely grained tannins with fresh acidity, drive the energy. Captivating. A puff of white smoke on the close. A stellar indulgence!”

Dec. 21, 2023 | by Tony Wood
Tony Wood Italian Wine

“SUPER TUSCAN WINES: TOSCANA IGT 2023”

95/100 | IL CARBONAIONE 2020 IGT Alta Valle della Greve
“Sangiovese. Deep ruby red in color. Aromas of red cherry, violet and gardenia florals, lead pencil and new leather. Delicate entry showing textural depth and soft contours. Coming off mid palate blackberry, tobacco and damp earth. Closes with a minty cherry freshness that is ultra-appealing”

Dec. 14, 2023 | by SEMINARIO PERMANENTE LUIGI VERONELLI Editore
I VINI DI VERONELLI GUIDA ORO 2024

  95/100 | IL CARBONAIONE 2020 IGT Alta Valle della Greve
  94/100 | PIANTONAIA 2020 IGT Alta Valle della Greve
92/100 | CAPOGATTO 2020 IGT Alta Valle della Greve
90/100 | CHIARA AURORA 2021 IGT Alta Valle della Greve bianco
90/100 | POGGIO SCALETTE 2021 DOCG Chianti Classico

Nov. 11, 2023 | by Luca Gardini
GardiniNotes.com
CHIANTI CLASSICO, GRAN SELEZIONE, RISERVA: 2023 EDITION

97/100 | POGGIO SCALETTE 2021 DOCG Chianti Classico
“The beautiful family project, flower in Greve in Chianti, in one of its highest points; to be precise, from the hill of Ruffoli. Great freshness, red cherry on the nose, with touches of fresh thyme, iris and wild mint. The sip is iodized savory, closes with red mulberry notes”

Oct. 24, 2023 | by Othmar Kiem, Simon Staffler
Falstaff | Wine Magazine
FALSTAFF WINE GUIDE ITALIA 2024

 Podere Poggio Scalette on Falstaff ⇐

94/100 | PIANTONAIA 2020 IGT Alta Valle della Greve
“Elegant bright ruby red. Deep nose, strong black truffle, earthy, rich cherry notes, blackberries, plus clear smoky spice tones, then black tea, complex. The palate is strongly toasted, then coffee grounds and peat, but in addition fine juiciness and clear fruit interplay, very hearty. Currently still very young, needs to be stored longer”

93/100 | IL CARBONAIONE 2020 IGT Alta Valle della Greve
“Dark ruby red colour. Initially notes of candle wax, bacon fat, then incense, cherries, wild berries, then some resin and pine needles, lots of toast. Juicy on the palate, with a very savoury notion and progression, though very toasted on the palate, with notes of light malt, still very young, put it away and forget about it”

91/100 | POGGIO SCALETTE 2021 DOCG Chianti Classico
“Rich ruby red with slight brightening on the rim. On the nose there are notes of ripe sour cherries and violets, slightly spicy in the background with a touch of forest floor. The palate is fruity, juicy and drinkable with well-integrated tannin, long finish”

91/100 | CHIARA AURORA 2021 IGT Alta Valle della Greve bianco
“Bright, rich straw yellow. The nose has subtle notes of reduction, a touch of flint, citrus hints as well as a touch of dandelion. The palate is straightforward and mouthwatering with a delicate texture, refreshing acidity, salty finish, good length”

90/100 | CAPOGATTO 2020 IGT Alta Valle della Greve
“Bright ruby red colour with a light brightening on the rim. On the nose nuances of very ripe sour cherries and red currants, savoury and leathery in the background. On the palate juicy, with crunchy tannins, with lots of ripe fruits, long finish”

Oct. 11, 2023 | by Bruce Sanderson
Wine Spectator | Wine Magazine

94/100 | PIANTONAIA 2020 IGT Alta Valle della Greve
“A generous, fleshy red, with green olive and juniper notes shading blackberry and black currant fruit. Shows vanilla and toasty oak accents that are nicely folded in, with a hint of dusty tannins on the spicy finish. Delivers fine balance overall. Merlot. Best from 2026 through 2042”

93/100 | IL CARBONAIONE 2020 IGT Alta Valle della Greve
“A lush, eloquent red, with smoke and charred oak flavors wrapped around a core of black cherry, blackberry, plum and iron. Polished, with a youthful grip of tannins on the long, spice- and smoke-laced aftertaste. Give this a few years in the cellar. Sangiovese. Best from 2026 through 2038”

89/100 | POGGIO SCALETTE 2021 DOCG Chianti Classico
“Juicy, bursting with black cherry, pomegranate, blackberry and iron flavors. Rich, yet verging on racy, with integrated tannins and a crisp finish. Drink now through 2028”

88/100 | CHIARA AURORA 2021 IGT Alta Valle della Greve bianco
“A pungent style, this white delivers apple, peach and grassy flavors, with a hint of vanilla. Leaves a tangy grapefruit note on the finish. Chardonnay and Trebbiano. Drink now”

Sept. 11-18-27, 2023 | by James Suckling
JamesSuckling.com

94/100 | IL CARBONAIONE 2020 IGT Alta Valle della Greve
“Exotic oriental spices, black pepper, black berries with hints of pine cones, porcini mushrooms and incense. Naturally concentrated on the palate with a full body rounded by plush, velvety tannins. Very long and mealy. Drink or hold” (11/09/2023)

94/100 | PIANTONAIA 2020 IGT Alta Valle della Greve
“Ripe and pretty deep nose despite the savory tone of fruit. Baking spices, sandalwood, mushrooms and chili chocolate. Plenty of ductile, melted tannins on the medium- to full-bodied palate with excellent concentration and a rich, lasting finish. Drink or hold” (11/09/2023)

93/100 | CAPOGATTO 2020 IGT Alta Valle della Greve
“This has intense and fragrant aromas of poached plums, vanilla, cedar, paprika and masala chai here. It’s full-bodied and toasty, with very fine and powdery tannins. Spicy. Let the wood settle. Try in 2025” (27/09/2023)

92/100 | POGGIO SCALETTE 2021 DOCG Chianti Classico
“A juicy Chianti Classico full of ripe berries, cherries and spices. Ripe and flavorful but succulent and linear in nature, with fresh, firm tannins and a fruit-expressive finish. Delicious now” (18/09/2023)

92/100 | CHIARA AURORA 2021 IGT Alta Valle della Greve bianco
“Fine roasted spices, dried herbs and minerals on top of the lemon zest and apple peel. Medium to full body with a bone-dry yet flavorful palate, crammed with dissolved minerals, white nuts and a crumbled, phenolic finish. Drink or hold” (18/09/2023)

Sept. 8, 2022 | by BIBENDA Editore
BIBENDA 2024

   IL CARBONAIONE 2020 IGT Alta Valle della Greve

Aug. 29, 2023 | by Antonio Galloni
VINOUS

From:Chianti Classico: The Brillant 2021s & Variable 2020s

89/100 | IL CARBONAIONE 2020 IGT Alta Valle della Greve
“The 2020 Il Carbonaione comes across as a touch slender in this vintage, which might explain why the oak is so pronounced. Dark fruit, leather, tobacco and incense struggle to emerge. It will be interesting to see how this ages. Slightly oxidative and sweet notes are distracting”

89/100 | PIANTONAIA 2020 IGT Alta Valle della Greve
“The 2020 Piantonaia, 100% Merlot, is a wild, exoctic wine. Super-ripe red cherry, hard candy, mocha and sweet floral notes add to an impression of flamboyance that is impossible to miss. Time in bottle might help the elements come together a bit more fully. I imagine the Piantonaia will remain a pretty extroverted, flashy wine”

87/100 | CAPOGATTO 2020 IGT Alta Valle della Greve
“The 2020 Capogatto comes across as rough around the edges, with hard contours and strong vegetal notes. Dark fruit, scorched earth, licorice, gravel, sweet oak and incense lend tons of intensity to this potent, brooding red. I would prefer to drink this sooner rather than later, as the aromatics are pretty forward”

88/100 | CHIANTI CLASSICO 2021 DOCG Chianti Classico
“The 2021 Chianti Classico bursts from the glass with a rush of super-ripe red cherry, pomegranate, rose petal and spice. It offers plenty of boisterous energy, but there is also an element of angularity that needs to soften. A light metallic undertone is distracting”

90/100 | CHIARA AURORA 2021 IGT Alta Valle della Greve bianco
“The 2021 Chiara Aurora (Chardonnay, Trebbiano) is quite pretty. It offers terrific depth and brightness from start to finish. Lemon oil, white pepper, mint and light tropical overtones all grace this beautifully layered, expressive white from Poggio Scalette”

July 13-14, 2023 | by Marcus Hofshuster
Wein.Plus

91/100 | IL CARBONAIONE 2020 IGT Alta Valle della Greve
Firm and quite deep, slightly fleshy to bacony aroma of ripe black berries and a little cherry with dried herbal nuances, smoke, grilled pepper and leathery traces. Ripe, juicy, rather tart, partly preserved fruit, again smoky to bacony aromas, some bitter-chocolatey wood, vanilla pods and toasty nuances, herbs on the palate, again also grilled peppers, taut, youthful, rather fine tannins and a certain acidity, lasting, has polish and medium power, certain depth, still undeveloped, very good, firm, again rather tart finish.

88/100 | POGGIO SCALETTE 2021 DOCG Chianti Classico
Tart, quite firm aroma of sour cherries and dark berries with a little nutty and herbal nuances as well as a hint of pepper and black olives. Taut, tangy, youthful fruit, nutty aromas and black olives again, a little herbs and pepper on the palate, crumbly, sandy tannins, slightly smoky hints, hints of dark chocolate, marzipan and coffee grounds in the background, good persistence, has power, traces of juniper, a little salt, good to very good, quite firm, tart finish with bite.

Translated from German via Google Translate

April 13, 2023 | by Walter Speller
JancisRobinson.com

CHIANTI CLASSICO – vintage 2021
Walter reports on this year’s annual presentation of Chianti Classico and on the significance of the denomination’s new subzones…

17++/20 | POGGIO SCALETTE 2021 DOCG Chianti Classico
Greve in Chianti. 100% Sangiovese.

Deep ruby. Earthy, spicy notes hovering over deep, concentrated cherry fruit. Bags of sour-cherry fruit. There is plenty of acidity but, equally, plenty of fruit and gripping but not rough tannins. Truly animating and vibrant. (WS) Drink 2023 – 2029″

April 25, 2023 | by Michaela Morris
DECANTER

From the published article “Chianti Classico Annata: New releases in 2023

91/100 | POGGIO SCALETTE 2021 DOCG Chianti Classico
The vineyards are exposed to the west and south at high, breezy altitudes on Macigno (sandstone) soil. The area is dry at the best of times, but with this 2021 you get a real sense of the aridity. Fragrant aromas are evocative of shrub, dry earth, tobacco and dusty floral herbs. On the palate, dense red cherry is countered by concentrated acidity. Quite packed, this is definitely firm and grippy. I’d wait another year before opening

Nov. 17, 2022 | by SEMINARIO PERMANENTE LUIGI VERONELLI Editore
I VINI DI VERONELLI GUIDA ORO 2023

  94/100 | IL CARBONAIONE 2019 IGT Alta Valle della Greve
  94/100 | PIANTONAIA 2019 IGT Alta Valle della Greve
93/100 | CAPOGATTO 2019 IGT Alta Valle della Greve
90/100 | CHIARA AURORA 2020 IGT Alta Valle della Greve bianco
90/100 | POGGIO SCALETTE 2020 DOCG Chianti Classico

Sept. 21, 2021 | by BIBENDA Editore
BIBENDA 2023

   IL CARBONAIONE 2019 IGT Alta Valle della Greve

Oct. 31, 2022 | by Bruce Sanderson
Wine Spectator | Wine Magazine

92/100 | IL CARBONAIONE 2019 IGT Alta Valle della Greve
“Intense, yet supple and fluid, this red is signaled by a smoky aroma, with blackberry, plum, earth and charred wood balanced by lively acidity and firm tannins. Fine length. Sangiovese. Best from 2024 through 2035”

91/100 | CAPOGATTO 2019 IGT Alta Valle della Greve
“Bright and elegant, this fruit-forward red offers black cherry, black currant, Eastern spices and earth. Supple and charming, with refined balance and a lingering finish. Merlot, Petit Verdot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc. Drink now through 2028”

88/100 | POGGIO SCALETTE 2020 DOCG Chianti Classico
“Expressive, exuding cherry, strawberry, almond and earth flavors. Balanced, turning firm and compact on the finish. Drink now through 2025”

Aug. 31, 2022 | by Bruce Sanderson
Wine Spectator | Issue Sept. 30, 2022 Vol 47, No7

In “Wine And Dine In Italy”, a spotlight on the best restaurants in Italy, a Balthazar bottle of IL CARBONAIONE 2000 is featured in a photo with Mr Giorgio Pinchiorri, owner of Enoteca Pinchiorri one of Italy’s most famous restaurants.

Jul. 18, 2022 | by James Suckling
JamesSuckling.com

92/100 | POGGIO SCALETTE 2020 DOCG Chianti Classico
“Sweet berry and cherry aromas and flavors with dried-lemon undertones. It’s medium bodied, creamy and refined. Drink now”

Jul. 19, 2022 | by Antonio Galloni
VINOUS

From:Chianti Classico & Neighbors: Looking at the 2020s and 2019s

93+/100 | IL CARBONAIONE 2019 IGT Alta Valle della Greve
“The 2019 Il Carbonaione is silky and racy in the glass. Scents of new oak are a clear sign the 2019 doesn’t quite have the density of the very best years, but Il Carbonaione has a brilliant track record of aging. Let’s see what happens here. Ripe red/blush fruit, sweet spice, mocha and rose petal linger nicely”

93/100 | PIANTONAIA 2019 IGT Alta Valle della Greve
“The 2019 Piantonaia, 100% Merlot, offers good depth and density in the mid-weight style of the year. Black cherry, plum, licorice, mocha, cloves and incense all take shape in this savory, potent Merlot. I would give the tannins a few years to soften”

92/100 | CAPOGATTO 2019 IGT Alta Valle della Greve
“The 2019 Capogatto is plump and forward, with good fruit presence and plenty of raciness. Succulent red cherry, mocha, blood orange, sweet oak, spice and new leather are front and center. I would prefer to drink the 2019 sooner rather than later given its mid-weight structure this year”

91/100 | CHIANTI CLASSICO 2020 DOCG Chianti Classico
“The 2020 Chianti Classico is plump, juicy and absolutely delicious. Soft contours wrap around succulent dark cherry, plum, licorice, mocha, spice and new leather. This forward, open-knit Chianti Classico is not terribly complex, but it sure is delicious”

91/100 | CHIARA AURORA 2020 IGT Alta Valle della Greve bianco
“The 2020 Chiara Aurora is a very distinctive dry white. Exotic floral notes and tropical overtones give this Chardonnay/Trebbiano blend its unique personality. Lemon oil, mint, jasmine and lime peel linger”

Jul. 13, 2022 | by Bruce Sanderson
Wine Spectator | Insider Weekly newsletter

Enticing Tuscan Reds: Chianti Classicos, Bolgheris and more from leading Italian wineries

94/100 | PIANTONAIA 2019 IGT Alta Valle della Greve
“A vibrant red, featuring pure cherry, raspberry, floral and iron flavors matched to a dense, linear profile. Deftly balanced, with fruit flavors persisting on the long aftertaste to offset the refined tannins. Merlot. Best from 2024 through 2040”

Jun. 13, 2022 | by James Suckling
JamesSuckling.com

From the published article “TUSCANY’S NEWFOUND FRESHNESS

95/100 | IL CARBONAIONE 2019 IGT Alta Valle della Greve
“Wonderful aromas of sour cherries and orange peel follow through to a full body with layered tannins that are creamy and juicy. Intense finish with excellent structure. Give this time to soften and come more together. Drink after 2024”

94/100 | CAPOGATTO 2019 IGT Alta Valle della Greve
“Really pretty aromas of sweet raspberries and berries with floral undertones. Medium to full body. Chewy tannins that are fine and polished. Needs two or three years to soften. Better after 2025”

92/100 | PIANTONAIA 2019 IGT Alta Valle della Greve
“Blackcurrants and blueberries with floral undertones. Medium-bodied with firm, slightly chewy tannins and a fresh finish. Citrusy acidity. Firm at the end. Drink after 2024”

90/100 | CHIARA AURORA 2020 IGT Alta Valle della Greve bianco
“Aromas of lemons, fresh pears, star fruit and pineapple. Some clove and white lavender, too. Medium-bodied with a creamy, spicy and layered palate. Flavorful finish. Drink now”

June 11, 2022 | by Michaela Morris (at Stazione Leopolda, Florence, 21 Mar 2022)
DECANTER

From the published article “Chianti Classico 2020 & 2019: New releases

90/100 | POGGIO SCALETTE 2020 DOCG Chianti Classico
On the breezy slope of the Ruffoli hill in Greve, Poggio Scalette’s vineyards extend from 410 to 585 metres on sandy, stony soil. Despite fermentation and ageing in cement vats, scents of sweet spice, clove and nutmeg seem to suggest oak. Dark currant fruit provides a backdrop on the grippy, zippy palate. It’s rather angular at the moment but with lots of character and an appealing bitter grapefruit peel accent which lingers on the finish. Drinking Window 2023 – 2027

May 24, 2022 | by Walter Speller
JancisRobinson.com

CHIANTI CLASSICO IN 2022 – Part 1
Good news! 2018/19/20 are looking like a trio of great vintages

17.5/20 | POGGIO SCALETTE 2020 DOCG Chianti Classico
Greve in Chianti. 100% Sangiovese.

Deep ruby. At first a little stalky and reductive on the nose and this certainly needs decanting, but with aeration it becomes more and more perfumed. Voluptuous, ripe cherry fruit cut through by vibrant acidity. Energetic and concentrated at the same time. (WS) Drink 2022 – 2028″

May 1, 2022 | by Kerin O’Keefe
WINE ENTHUSIAST

89/100 | POGGIO SCALETTE 2020 DOCG Chianti Classico
“This easygoing red made from 100% Sangiovese opens with aromas of iris, baking spice and underbrush. The juicy, straightforward palate offers sour cherry, black pepper and tobacco alongside smooth tannins”.

by SEMINARIO PERMANENTE LUIGI VERONELLI Editore | 2021 Edition | Pag. 0-0
93/100 IL CARBONAIONE 2017 IGT Alta Valle della Greve
92/100 CAPOGATTO 2017 IGT Alta Valle della Greve
92/100 PIANTONAIA 2017 IGT Alta Valle della Greve
89/100 POGGIO SCALETTE 2018 DOCG Chianti Classico

by BIBENDA Editore | 2021 Edition | Pag. 0-0
   IL CARBONAIONE 2017 IGT Alta Valle della Greve

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