Al Poggio, a white wine made of chardonnay and Pinot grigio, is the result of twenty years’ research and experimentation with the sole purpose of crafting a wine that would exalt varietal characteristics and perfectly reflect the terroir of Ama. Al Poggio is a beautifully balanced wine, with elegant fragrances and palate.
We decided, in the early 1980s, to graft over some plots of malvasia, canaiolo, and sangiovese to chardonnay from Burgundy (clones 95, 96,76).
These were grafted onto vines that had been planted between 1967 and 1975, covering about 6 hectares. We retained the same training system: simple Guyot with a vertically-trained canopy. In 1984 we decided to increase the area devoted to chardonnay, and planted 4 more hectares in the area known as “Poggio.” To ensure a wine with significant structure, we adopted Open Lyre training.