2019 Poggio Anima Belial Sangiovese Italy – Poggio Anima is a collection of six wines representing four regions typifying the cultural heartbeat of each area in Italy. Poggio Anima, translated as ‘Hill of Soul,’ personifies the individual vineyards cultivated for each bottle. Many wines have vitality and a soul though few exemplify this trait, especially priced for weekday consumption.
One of the four crown princes of hell. Roughly translated to ‘without yoke’ in Hebrew. It is believed that Belial is the purest definition of ‘lawlessness.’ The correlation is that much of what has come to be known as ‘Supertuscans’ or ‘IGT’ is simply lawless. People blending international varietals with indigenous varietals or not following the DOC laws and producing ‘renegade wine.’
Dark ruby. Aromas of iris, rosemary & lavender, bright red cherries and mint explode from the glass. The youthful, easygoing palate offers juicy cherry, white pepper and clove hints alongside pliant tannins. This is a spot-on value that will drink well over the next couple of years.
Single Price: $22.00
Any Six Bottle Buy: $16.99
Price per case (12 bottles): $203.88