Straw yellow with greenish reflections, this Tuscan white has a beautiful, inviting nose. Vineyards in the Baccinello area – soils rich alluvial pebbles with a predominance of calcareous clay. Vineyards of Alberese – mainly sand and silt.
Poggio Argentiera was founded in 1997 with the purchase of the Adua farm, a property which went back to the early 20th century when the Maremma marshes began to be drained.
The 15 acres (six hectares) of vineyards began to produce grapes for a Morellino di Scansano and the new cellar was built. In 2001 the property was enlarged with the acquisition of another farm, located in Baccinello, a hillside zone in the township of Scansano.
New vineyards were added to the older but prestigious existing ones, and today the winery owns over 50 acres (21 hectares) of vineyards all in the Morellino di Scansano appellation. Adua is situated in a zone adjacent to the Natural Park of the Maremma, with the Marina di Alberese seaside area, a mere 3-3.5 miles (5-6 kilometres) away, in front of it.
Here soils are prevalently sandy and loamy with little clay and organic substances.
The situation in Baccinello is quite di errant, here the altitude on the hillsides of Scansano is higher. ¬e nature sloping of the terrain, the exposure, and the very stony composition of the soil have made it possible to plant and work vineyards of exceptional potential and unique characteristics.
Pairing Suggestions: Excellent with fish, it is the wine to open when you start with fresh raw fish and continue with a spaghetti allo scoglio. The combination with the classic frittura di paranza (fried fish) is also delicious.
Maturation: Vinification is in stainless steel, with fermentation at a controlled temperature.