Poggio Anima is a joint venture between one of Tuscany's rising stars, Riccardo Campinoti of Le Ragnaie in Montalcino, and his U.S.A. importer Ronnie Sanders of Vine Street Imports. The Poggio Anima concept is straightforward: to source great vineyards from existing relationships and produce real wines which convey the ‘soul’ (anima) of each site and each grape variety. The wines are not ‘bulk’ wines or leftover juice, but rather they are the result of long-standing relationships with respected growers throughout Italy. In packaging the Poggio Anima wines, Ronnie and Riccardo wanted to focus on the omnipresent dichotomy in the world between good and evil, and the everyday quest for balance in all things, including wine! The Eastern ideology of Yin Yang is the core of this ‘balance’ in the Poggio Anima concept. Poggio Anima are real wines, from real places, made by real people.
HUON HOOKE - THE REAL REVIEW
Full golden-yellow colour, with a tinge of pink. perhaps. The bouquet is very complex and savoury, and a long way from simple primary fruit. It seems an oxidative style. There are quince and nectarine aromas, as well as vegetal notes and some apricot fuzz. Rich and full, deep and rounded, with crisp acid to close. A really different style of dry white wine.