If you love quality Italian wine, but don’t want to pay the earth, this is the red to choose. It’s from renowned Tuscan winemaker Paolo Masi and is very much Chianti in all but name. Intense cherry fruit – silky with a savoury edge and top value.
Poggerissi is a delectable, cherry-rich Sangiovese made just like Chianti. While some of the grapes are from within the appellation, others are from just outside, hence its IGT status. It is from Paolo Masi’s third generation family estate in Chianti’s premium Rufina district. There he crafts superb, award-winning wines and has done so ever since he graduated top of his class from university and took over the family property in 1990. He makes a whole range of wines – from crisp whites to Super Tuscan reds, and, most importantly, Chianti. 2020’s lovely, hot, dry summer created super-concentrated grapes, so this gorgeous, silky red has plenty of intense fruit as well as freshness. Perfect on its own or with pizza, pesto pasta or chicken.
"Five stars at that price! Great value. Easy drinking but with a bit of class"
Online Review For the 2018 vintage