Today we begins our lead up to the 1st edition of the Wine Pleasures Workshop Buyer meets Italian Cellar (18 – 20 May 2009). We will be publishing features on both participating producers and importers.
Poggio al Santino di Perini Laura. The territory of the province of Grosseto, in the south of Tuscany on the border with Lazio, is best known as Maremma (from the Spanish “marismas” – morass). Maremma is a land of sea and pinewoods, of bog and Mediterranean scrub, of sun‐drenched plains and blue hills: a harsh and wild land, shaped more by contrast than by continuity, the contrast between impenetrable swamp and tilled field, between rolling hills bearing signs of Man’s labours and jagged mountainous heights. Whichever way you turn, the gaze takes in the charm of a land where Man has shown himself able to live with Nature.
The call of wine production in these lands is very ancient and has been widely practiced since the Etruscan‐Roman era. The ancient commercial traffic in the Tyrrhenian Sea always paid special attention to this part of central Italy because of the importance of its wine production. The Etruscan archaeological finds, in fact, confirm that the wine trade has been present here since antiquity.
Our lands are located in a hilly zone at the heart of Maremma, on a total land surface of 40 hectares, almost all given over to vines and olive groves, turned towards the south to soak in the positive influence of the climate, owing to its proximity to the sea (therefore sun, wind and the absence of humidity), with its mild autumns, which allow the grape to mature gradually and fully, giving the wine its soft, full‐bodied strength.
The vines of our company: Those of the black grape, first and foremost, the Sangiovese and then the Cabernet Sauvignon and Ciliegiolo, Malvasia, Merlot and Aleatico.
The Poggio al Santino company produces extra virgin Olive oil and white and red IGT and DOC wines. The production follows the very highest standards of quality in order to offer a wine that is conquering summits of excellence, assuming its rightful place, in silence, with reserve, playing a vital part in opening a window on the land which gave it life.
If you would like to get in touch with Poggio al Santino re their wines and olive oil please do so through thier web site or come and join us in Treviso and meet Silvia and Laura and taste thier wines in a relaxing environment. To enrol please complete a Registration Form.