Dedicato a Walter Toscana IGT 2007

The name of this wine is a tribute to Walter Allegrini who started the project of Poggio al Tesoro with his sister, Marilisa, in 2001.  Walter unfortunately passed away in 2003, so this wine is dedicated to him and symbolizes the love he felt for this land. Bolgheri's terroir, with its proximity to the sea and the particularly favorable exposure to the sun, allows Cabernet Franc to thrive.

Tasting Notes

Intense ruby-red in color, with complex aromas of ripe red fruit, balsamic spices and an elegant toasted note. On the palate, it is exotic, spicy, full-bodied and harmonious, with ripe and well-developed tannins and a persistent finish.

Food Pairing

Particularly well-suited for pairing with well-seasoned steak cooked to medium-rare perfection, or braised meats such as lamb, pigeon, duck, and hare with red wine sauces.

Production Info
Vineyard name
Bolgheri/The Via Bolgherese vineyard
Vineyard size
7.5 acres
Soil composition
Sand, stone and clay
Training method
Spur-pruned Cordon
Elevation
185 feet
Vines/acre
3,600
Yield/acre
1.8 tons
Exposure
Western/Southwestern
Year vineyard planted
1994
Harvest time
September
First vintage of this wine
2003
Bottles produced of this wine
10,000
Winemaking & Aging
Varietal composition
100% Cabernet Franc
Fermentation container
Stainless steel tanks
Age of Aging Container
New
Length of alcoholic fermentation
10 days
Fermentation temperature
82-86 °F
Maceration technique
Pumpovers and delestage
Maceration length
26
Type of aging container
Barriques
Length of bottle aging
12 months
Size of aging container
225 L
Type of oak
French oak: Allier
Length of aging before bottling
18 months
Analytical Data
Alcohol
14.8 %
pH level
3.6
Residual sugar
1.8 g/L
Acidity
5.3 g/L
Dry extract
34.6 g/L

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