Bacco Wines shares one of their Favourite Vineyards with us: Pojer + Sandri
When I met Laura from Bacco Wines, the first thing she did was show me some of the wines from Pojer + Sandri, one of her favourite vineyards. The labels of their wines are beautiful (and let’s be honest, we totally judge a wine by its cover, or label in this case right?) and after trying some of their wines I’ve joined Laura. I’m a fan. I love their commitment to provide the best possible wines they can, all natural and no chemicals added. While frustrating for distributors like Laura, Pojer + Sandri decide what wines to create from their grapes based on the season. This is why they have a range of wines and not the ‘standard’ Sauvignon Blancs, Pinot Neros on a yearly basis. The result is excellent wines every year, every bottle.
Let me tell you a bit more about them.
The History of Pojer & Sandri
Pojer & Sandri is a company dates to 1975, when young Fiorentino Sandri inherited a parcel of vineyards at the alpine village of Faedo and with his winemaker friend Mario Pojer who had just received his diploma from the San Michele Agricultural Institute formed a partnership which has been very, pardon the pun, “fruitful” and is now in its fourth decade.
Their goal in this untested viticultural area between the Adige river and Cembra Valley was simple, but ambitious: to prove that with care and skill, they could, contrary to popularly-held beliefs, demonstrate the Faedo area (and environs) was capable of producing world-class wines.
Their first releases
Their first release was an exquisitely-scented 1975 vintage Palai Müller-Thurgau, followed by the indigenous Trentino “Nosiola” white wine along with a highly-acclaimed Chardonnay. The wines caused quite a stir in the Italian wine renaissance of the 1970s and the company grew and vineyard expansion began. Six new vineyard sites were purchased in their hometown of Faedo and nearby San Michele along with parcels in the Cembra Valley. Red varieties are typically cultivated near San Michele, down the hill from Faedo. It is there they have Cabernet, Merlot and Lagrein for their famous “Rosso Faye” wine, the top red of Pojer e Sandri. Higher up the hill, they have Nosiola, Traminer, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Nero. Above Faedo, in a locality called “Palai,” at an elevation of 700 meters (2300 feet), they cultivate the Müller-Thurgau grape.
The next challenge, creating sparkling wines
Pojer & Sandri also make a small production of sparkling wines from the classic Chardonnay and Pinot Nero. These vineyards are also located at a high elevation for the Extra Brut and Brut Rosé bottle-fermented bubblies. They make well-regarded Pinot Nero (Pinot Noir) from mature vines three vineyard parcels, along with a barrel-fermented proprietary blend of Chardonnay and Pinot Bianco called Bianco Faye. Their previously-mentioned Rosso Faye is another proprietary blend showcasing Cabernet Sauvignon with Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Lagrein.
What else do they do?
Glad you asked since wine is not all! They make beautiful Grappas, brandys, vinegars, dessert wines and much more. Let me tell you more about that next time. Want to purchase these beautiful wines? Search no further than Bacco Wines. Check out their range and remember – with your copy of Table Tales you’ll receive a complimentary Bacco Wines membership worth $88 which entitles you to member’s pricing.
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