2017 Poggio Le Volpi Baccarossa Lazio Rosso IGP ~ Red Wine
750 ml bottle
100% Nero Buono. Aged for a minimum of 12 months in barriques, then 3/4 months in the bottle.
Deep bright ruby red. Very intense nose of black ripe fruit, cherries in alcohol, Mediterranean wood, cocoa powder, cloves, iron, graphite, framed in a balsamic sensation. Very smooth and elegant palate, with ripe tannins, well balanced, wonderful aromatic progression, mouth-filling, and very long persistence.
Exceptional paired with pasta in meat sauce, Bucatini all’Amatriciana and Coda alla Vaccinara, stews, roast lamb, and medium-aged cheeses.
98 points Luca Maroni
4 Grappoli Bibenda 2019
4 stelle Golden Star Vini Buoni d’Italia
Gold Medal Berliner Wine Trophy 2018
- About The Producer
Poggio le Volpi was founded by Felice Mergé in 1996. The estate is located between the town 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.