Oct. 20, 2017 | by James Suckling

94/100 | IL CARBONAIONE 2014 IGT Alta Valle della Greve
“Such purity in this 2014 with ultra-fine tannins and a depth of ripe fruit. Lots of cherry and raspberry character. Medium body and a fresh finish. Serious for the vintage. Drink or hold”

92/100 | CAPOGATTO 2014 IGT Alta Valle della Greve
“A layered and velvety red with dark berry and light chocolate character. Medium body, juicy fruit. Silky finish. Nicely created merlot. Drink now”

91/100 | PIANTONAIA 2014 IGT Alta Valle della Greve
“Attractive dark berry and chocolate aromas and flavors. Medium body, silky tannins and a delicious finish. Already right. Drink now”

91/100 | CHIANTI CLASSICO 2015 DOCG Chianti Classico
“A linear and tight Chianti Classico for the vintage with currant and black cherry aromas and flavors. Medium body, silky tannins and a fresh finish. Drink now”

Aug. 1, 2017 | by Bruce Sanderson

90/100 | IL CARBONAIONE 2014 IGT Alta Valle della Greve
“Well marked by oak, yet elegant and with a core of juicy black cherry and blackberry, this red is focused. Still, it needs to resolve the oak and the concentration isn’t there for long term aging. Sangiovese. Drink now through 2023”

88/100 | CAPOGATTO 2014 IGT Alta Valle della Greve
“This is laced with black cherry and blackberry flavors, backed by a fluid profile. It’s firm, with a fresh, moderately long finish. Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot. Drink now through 2020”

88/100 | CHIANTI CLASSICO 2015 DOCG Chianti Classico
“A fruity style, this delivers cherry, plum and earth flavors, with accents of tobacco and mineral. Firms up on the moderately long finish. Drink now through 2024”

Aug. 30, 2017 | by The Wine Hunter

88-89.99/100 | IL CARBONAIONE 2014 IGT Alta Valle della Greve
88-89.99/100 | PIANTONAIA 2014 IGT Alta Valle della Greve

Apr. 1, 2017 | by Joe D’Angelo
International Wine Report | TUSCANY: 2014 SUPERTUSCAN REPORT

92/100 | 2014 IL CARBONAIONE 2014 IGT Alta Valle della Greva
“‘The 2014 ‘Il Carbonaione’ is a lovely display Sangiovese di Lamole from Vittorio and Jurij Fiore, which was sourced from vines more than 90-years-old planted to the stony, sandy silty-loam soils of the Carbonaione vineyard. The wine itself reveals a gorgeous dark color and opens to inviting aromas of blackberries, cherries and tart berries, which are woven together with tobacco, raw coffee bean, leather and hints of fresh violets, all coming through beautifully. On the palate this is medium to full-bodied and well balanced with lively acidity yielding a slightly austere finish. This spent 15 months in new/one year French (90%) and American (10%) barrels followed by an additional 9 months in bottle before release. (Best 2018-2025)”

Feb. 10, 2017 | by Othmar Kiem
FALSTAFF | Toscana Centrale – Viva il Chianti Classico!

91/100 | IL CARBONAIONE 2014 IGT Alta Valle della Greve
“Rich, dark ruby. Very rich nose with so much dark berry fruits, after elderberries and blackberries, in the background, red beetles. Succulent approach, also shows good fruit, unfolds with fine-meshed tannins, good acidity, long reverberation”

Apr 1, 2017 | by Monica Larner
eRobertParker.com | Issue #230

89/100 | POGGIO SCALETTE 2015 DOCG Chianti Classico
“Here is a terrific expression of Sangiovese with lots of round fruit flavors and dark intensity. The 2015 Chianti Classico offers a clean and direct interpretation of the vintage and puts strong focus on the integrity of those primary fruit characteristics. Blackberry, spice, leather and light tobacco give more depth and dimension”

88/100 | IL CARBONAIONE 2014 IGT Alta Valle della Greve
“How enologist Vittorio Fiore gets this Sangiovese to show so much darkness and extraction is a real mystery. The 2014 Il Carbonaione is a delicious and syrupy wine that defies the appearance of this mighty Tuscan grape variety as expressed in the region’s major appellations. Instead, this IGT interpretation opens to an inky black color and impenetrable richness. The bouquet delivers black cherry, plum and lots of tobacco. In the mouth, however, you taste that fresh and almost thorny acidity that is so distinctive of Sangiovese. This difficult vintage offers moderate length and a short finish. The wine’s balance is slightly off center”

Jan. 31, 2017 | by Monica Larner
eRobertParker.com | Pub. #228 (Interim issue)

94+/100 | IL CARBONAIONE 2013 IGT Alta Valle della Greve
“Vittorio Fiore’s 2013 Il Carbonaione is a softly integrated and well-composed expression of Sangiovese. It shows enormous richness and makes a lasting impression on all the senses, from eyes to nose to palate. The appearance is inky dark, and the bouquet offers a balanced medley of ripe fruit, backing spice, leather, chocolate and tart berry aromas. It needs a few more years to unwind and lose some of its nervous energy. This is a beautiful and unique expression of the grape that will show its best in about five years”

93/100 | CAPOGATTO 2013 IGT Alta Valle della Greve
“The 2013 Capogatto is a gorgeous wine with a true and underlying sense of focus and sharpness. Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot and Petit Verdot make up the blend. The fruit tones, with wild berry and dried blueberry, are delivered in a clean and linear fashion. Sweet oak and baking spice fill in the rear. This is a dark and thickly saturated wine with sweet tannins and deep layers of plum, cinnamon and chocolate that peel off in slow succession”

88/100 | CHIANTI CLASSICO 2014 DOCG Chianti Classico
“From the Greve-in-Chianti subzone, the 2014 Chianti Classico is a raw and vinous wine that feels fresh from fermentation. There are plump aromas of black cherry and prune with cola and moist chewing tobacco. The effect is simple, but also very succulent. I am surprised, however, by the rich color and density achieved in this otherwise lean and watery vintage. This wine definitely defies the odds in terms of color intensity”

88/100 | CHIARA AURORA 2015 IGT Alta Valle della Greve bianco
“One normally does not associate Podere Poggio Scalette with white wines. That’s why the 2015 Chiara Aurora (100% Trebbiano Toscano) comes as such a pleasant surprise. This is a bright and luminous white with cheerful aromas of peach, citrus and honey that spring buoyantly from the bouquet. The mouthfeel is crisp and lean in texture with dry mineral notes on the close”