"Bruno is my grandfather, I dedicated the new farm labels to him". It looks like this Gianmarco Diddi, young winemaker of Marcialla in the province of Florence, and owner together with his brother Andrea to his father Massimo and his mother Lorella della splendida Fattoria Pogni, a unique example of architectural recovery in the most beautiful and modern Tuscan style.
The occasion is a press brunch organized by the dynamics Sara Carmignola, with tasting of new labels on the farm Terre del Bruno new brand of wines produced by Fattoria Pogni, seven labels including a white one Albore and a rose Aurora.
"Since January 2018 we have decided to emphasize the origin of the family winemaking tradition" - he says Gianmarco Diddi - "My grandfather Bruno dedicated his entire life to the family production of wine, passing on his experience, his tenacity, his determination to work and respect for the territory to his children and grandchildren."
Borgo di Pogni It consists of the ancient farm and annexed farmhouse, the result of the union of two different possessions, the structure has a swimming pool with beach entrance and magnificent views of the surrounding valley, a soccer field and a tennis court
The tasting conducted by the farm enologist Nicola Berti, it starts with white Albore, combined with a Tuscan appetizer consisting of meats and cheeses, and a very fresh sheep ricotta, a real delicacy. Albore It has an intense scent of green apple and white flowers, pleasing to the palate leaves the mouth dry and clean.
We continue with Aurora, the farm rosé combined with an excellent bread soup. This wine with coppery reflections is appreciated for the hints of red flowers, the palate is soft and enveloping.
Lorella amazes us with another first course, an exquisite risotto with a yellow pumpkin garnished with crispy bacon and fresh herbs, with him the first red, the Chianti 2017 "Pogni". A fresh and mineral nose in the mouth simple and pleasant, in style old Chianti, vinous and tasty. It goes well with food, this Chianti 2017 is undoubtedly one of the best tasted of this year.
Let's move on to Poggio ai Falchi reserve 2013, ripe fruit and vanilla on the nose in the mouth is full with hints of orange, red fruit and spices. In my opinion, French oak makes itself felt a little too much.
Le Blackberries It is the Merlot in the purity of the farm, vintage 2013, mineral in the nose with hints of black berry fruit. On the palate a surprise, mixed between the Sangiovese grip and the classic balsamic silkiness of the vine.
We continue with Napolaio, Sangiovese vintage 2013, its color is a beautiful intense ruby red, the nose prevails ripe plum in the mouth is soft and fruity but also rightly tannic, the combination is with a tomato tripe with chickpeas.
Closing Gorgoli 2013, 70% Sangiovese 30% Cabernet Sauvignon in the nose wild berries with hints of vanilla, warm and elegant on the palate.
The brunch was actually a complete lunch, icing on the cake "Holy Wine" of farm, with the classic cantuccini.