This blend of 60% Sangiovese and 40% Cabernet Sauvignon comes from a singlevineyard site called Rompicollo, which benefits from a Southern exposure, ample sunlight, and a volcanic soil rich in tufo rock. The vines here are densely planted (2,630 vines per acre) in order to yield the best quality fruit.
Poggio al Tufo is a new project in the Maremma started by Tommasi, one of the historical and leading producers of Amarone, and one of the most important quality producers in the Veneto. Seeing tremendous potential in this once swampy coastal stretch of Tuscany, the family purchased 163 acres of land there in 1997. The Poggio al Tufo property is located in in Pitigliano, a historical Etruscan city situated about an hour north of Rome, in the province of Grosseto.