The old gold color with intense tint, the delicate aroma of candied fruit and apricot, and a warm, sweet, harmonious taste: these are the characteristics of this wine embodied by its name, Aurico. A white muscatel dessert wine, with a fine, elegant body reminiscent of Sauternes: an exceptional Moscadello di Montalcino, late harvest of Moscato grapes. The grapes are left to wither on the vines, allowing a very high sugar concentration. The must obtained from a gentle pressing is fermented in barriques where it rests two years for ageing.
Traditional wines produced with modern methods: this is the philosophy of Villa Poggio Salvi.
Wine is made in the vineyard but once it reaches the cellar it’s very important to accompany it with knowledge, respecting the characteristics offered by each vintage.
Villa Poggio Salvi, because of its structure and modernity, is a winery that looks to the future respecting the past base on the simple elegance of Sangiovese Grosso refined in large capacity oak casks as per historical tradition.
Villa Poggio Salvi owes its name to its fortunate location on the South side of Montalcino, overlooking the Tyrrhenian Sea. Clean air and the perfumes coming from the dense oak forests and the Mediterranean that surround the company, attracted here people coming from Maremma since ancient times.
Poggio Salvi in fact stands for ”Healthy Poggio”, and has always been considered a salubrious and pure area, where people used to find shelter from diseases and viruses.
Montalcino Historical Archives tell us that this place was famous for its wines, served to the most prestigious characters, already in the 16th Century.
Amazed by the beauty of the landscape, Eng. Pierluigi Tagliabue decided to purchase the company in 1979, and began the restructuring of the estate. Today, Villa Poggio Salvi counts 21 hectares of vineyards in Montalcino, all planted with clones of Sangiovese Grosso. The optimum altitude, between 300 and 500 meters, the soil rich of clay and the breeze coming from the Tyrrhenian Sea, maintain the soil and the climate perfect for vineyards.
Entering the world of wine means becoming intoxicate with a fascinating microcosm; in 1998, in fact, a new estate in the Chianti region, ”Casavecchia”, has been added to the company, to produce Chianti Colli Senesi, Tosco and Lavischio, our IGT wines based on Sangiovese and Merlot.
Villa Poggio Salvi structure and modernity is a company that looks to the future with passion and competence, under the wise direction of Pierluigi Tagliabue and his grandson Winemaker Luca Belingardi.
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