Castello di Ama ‘Al Poggio’ Chardonnay di Toscana I.G.T., Italy 2020
Pure Chardonnay, grown on chalky soils and at about 500 metres above sea level, this is definitely chardonnay and, although it sees time in new and old oak barrels and on its lies, with weekly battonnage, it is still remarkably fresh, crisp and precise. There’s tropical fruit on the nose, pineapples and citrus. It’s quite opulent but that freshness carries through to the finish.
Pairs well with soft cheese, risotto and grilled fish.
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“Bright, fresh lemon peel, mint, white pepper and lemon confit all grace this airy, super-expressive Chardonnay 2020 Al Poggio. All the elements are so wonderfully balanced. 2021 – 2024”
Vinous - Antonio Galloni, September 2021 92 points.