Podernuovo is new venture for a family that knows something about quality and style, the Bulgari family. Located in the hamlet of Palazzone outside of Siena, the Podernuovo estate was purchased in 2004 by Paolo and Giovanni Bulgari. The vineyard had been abandoned many years before, and the challenge was to bring it to new life, and have it produce elegant and harmonious wines. With commitment, dedication and attention to nature and to detail they revived the vineyards. Planting local and international varieties and building a state-of-the-art winery, they've released their first wines. Therra is a blend of Sangiovese, Montepulciano, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. Maceration on the skins for 30 days was followed by aging in barriques for 12 months. Wine Enthusiast Magazine scored it 92 points saying "Therra is a dense and round blend of Sangiovese, Montepulciano, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot that offers pretty harmony between its dark fruit side and it exotic spice component. Lingering notes of cherry, chocolate and leather drive the long finish."
If you like your Super Tuscans dark, big and spicy than don't miss this puppy. Really expressive from the start, there is an evident balance of black fruits, baking spice and oak that carries through to the finish.