Lemartine, I. G. T. Toscana
Lemartine has a distinctive richness combined with a classic elegance. It is a hearty, rich and elegant wine.
The black and red berry fruits integrate to enhance a beautiful structure and firm, yet never aggressive tannins. Its generosity delivers minerality, intense fruit flavors and hints of leather, spices and black licorice.
“Lemartine” is the newest born of our wines, released for the first time in January 2012 with the 2010 vintage, which is certainly one of the most exciting crops of the last 25 years.
Lemartine, like our first IGT wine “Madre”, takes its name from one of three old family homesteads built over a century ago on the estate. This beautiful stone house, with breathtaking views over the surrounding countryside, is embraced by graceful vineyards, olive groves and verdant woodland.
Making wine - red wine in particular - is our passion, and we trust it shows. Our unique terroir and privileged position is particularly well suited for growing a wonderful Sangiovese, and Brunello di Montalcino is, and always will be, our flagship wine and our first love. However, as with any true passion, we love to explore every aspect of our field and in 2001 we posed a new challenge introducing our first blended wine, Madre, which was a big success.
Montalcino is well be known around the world for its Brunello, and this is a fact, but it is without doubt a blessed region for growing red wines in general. Out of curiosity we planted two varietals generally considered to be more “international” and now, several years later, we are able to deliver wines with unique complexity, flavor and minerality, thanks to this exceptional soil composition.
In Lemartine, the Brunello grape still plays the lead role, as it does in all Poggio Antico wines, but here it is blended with Cabernet Sauvignon and Petit Verdot (planted back in 1997 and 2003 respectively). These three varietals, rigorously and exclusively estate grown at 420 meters altitude, refine separately in small French oak barrels of varied toasts. On the day they are blended together, they become Lemartine. Prior to release, the wine enjoys a further refinement in the bottle for at least four months.
It is available in 750 ml. bottle format.