Wednesday, May 18, 2011
New Wine added to my list: POGGIO SAN POLO RUBIO 2008.
This afternoon I stopped by one of my favorite spots for a Happy Hour in São Paulo - Santo Grão - and I had a glass of a particular Sangiovese that stuck with me: POGGIO SAN POLO RUBIO 2008.
I am already a fan of Italian wines, but I had never tried this 100% Sangiovese beauty.
Poggio San Polo has a beautiful ruby red color with purple hues and a very intense bouquet of cherries, currants, cassis and even violets. It is bold and yet it is smooth and silky, filled with subtle spicy notes. I appreciate wines with a big personality and I am adding San Polo 2008 to my list.
ps: Did you know that the name Sangiovese comes from the Latin sanguis Jovis, "the blood of Jove"? Jove = Zeus