2016 Poggio Le Volpi Roma Rosso DOC ‘Limited Edition’ ~ Red Wine

2016 Poggio Le Volpi Roma Rosso DOC ‘Limited Edition’ ~ Red Wine

Poggio Le Volpi

$86.90

750 ml bottle

A blend of only the best bunches of Montepulciano, Syrah, and Cesanese grapes. Aged for more than one year in barriques and several months in the bottle before its release.

Dark ruby red. Very intense and complex nose with sensations of ripe red and black fruit such as cherries in alcohol, plum, wild berries, as well as spicy notes of cardamom, nutmeg, and black pepper, followed by blue flowers and underbrush, and a very final pleasant balsamic note. Smooth palate, pleasantly tannic, well balanced, elegant, and long persistence. 

Perfect with Pappardelle pasta with meat sauce, barbecued meats, stews, medium-aged cheeses, or with traditional Roman dishes such as Bucatini all’Amatriciana and Coda alla Vaccinara.

Awards:

5 Grappoli Bibenda 

3 Bicchieri Gambero Rosso

Gold Medal Berliner Wine Trophy 

99 points Luca Maroni

  • About The Producer

Poggio le Volpi was founded by Felice Mergé in 1996. The estate is located between the town of Monte Porzio Catone and the Roman countryside about 20 kilometres southeast of Rome, in the Alban Hills. Monte Porzio Catone was formed by an extinct volcano and has given rise to the surrounding region of the Castelli Romani. 100 hectares of land cover the surface of volcanic soil with an optimum natural microclimate, which is ideal for grape growing.

Traditional white grapes such as Malvasia di Candia, Malvasia del Lazio, and Trebbiano together with red grapes such as Cesanese and Nero Buono are grown here. The main wine produced is “Frascati”, which has been DOCG for some years.

The Mergé family has many years of winemaking experience. Their philosophy is to produce a particularly attentive style of wine, have the utmost respect for the land, and exalt the richness of the territory.