Country: Italy Region: Tuscany
Varietal: 50% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Cabernet Franc, 10% Petit Verdot
Vintage: 2020 Category: Red Style: Dry
The 2018 Decanter World wine awards announced this very wine as one of the greatest Italian wines today. With over 16,000 wines entered, less than 0.3% of those wines tasted, won a prestigious Best in show medal.
A total of 16,903 wines were tasted. with 50 wines awarded best in show. Of the 50 best in show wines, just six came from Italy and Just one of those wines is a Super Tuscan. This is it.
One of the Allegrini Group properties, Poggio al Tesoro is located in the prestigious area of Bolgheri, a premiere appellation situated in the upper part of Tuscany’s Maremma, south of Pisa and just two miles from the Tyrrhenian Sea. The estate consists of 173 acres divided into three vineyard lots: via Bolgherese, Le Grottine, and Le Sondraie. The perfect quantity of sunlight throughout the year, the proximity to the sea, and the uniqueness of Bolgheri’s terroir are reflected in the style of Poggio al Tesoro’s wines; ripeness, muscular body, and richness are effortlessly combined with complexity and elegance.
The best clones of Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot and Petit Verdot have been planted at Poggio al Tesoro for the precise purpose of crafting top-class wines with bold international style.
93 Pts Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
"Poggio al Tesoro's 2020 Bolgheri Rosso Il Seggio makes a great jump forward in quality and intensity with this vintage. Named after the little river Seggio that runs through the estate's vineyards, this is a blend of 50% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Cabernet Franc and 10% Petit Verdot. The wine reveals soft, ripe cherry fruit with lots of plush texturing at the back. The tannins are tame and the wine spreads evenly over the palate."
93 Pts James Suckling
"A firm and creamy red with herb, currant and light spice character. Medium-bodied with nice crushed stone and berry flavors. Crunchy fruit and tannins. Very drinkable now but even better in a year or so."
93 Pts Vinous
"The 2020 Bolgheri Il Seggio is a gorgeous, complex wine. Sweet herbs, tobacco, mocha and cedar open on the effusive, inviting bouquet. Pliant and racy but not at all heavy, Il Seggio is another inviting wine from Poggio al Tesoro. All the elements are so nicely balanced. This is so refined."
91 Pts Jeb Dunnuck
" Generous with its perfume of sweet blue fruits, purple flowers, and eucalyptus. It is full-bodied, with ripe tannins and fresh acidity that help to define its structure and lift it off the palate, which speaks to the somewhat more direct nature of the vintage. Offering notes of red plum, dried earth, and fresh herbs, this is a lovely, fresh wine to drink 2023-2030."