Author: Charlie Whittington

2014 Poggio di Sotto | A gorgeous new Rosso di Montalcino release

December 15th 2017

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Founded in 1989 by Piero Palmucci, Poggio di Sotto has risen one of Montalcino’s benchmark estates and amongst the finest exponents of Brunello. Sold in 2012 to Maria Iris and Claudio Tipa, owners of the famous Grattamacco winery in Bolgheri, progressive investment has ensured that Poggio di Sotto remains the yardstick for traditional Brunello. With only 16 hectares under vine, production is incredibly small in comparison to many of its peers. As a result the wines produced are amongst the most sought after anywhere in Tuscany. When we visited the winery in September we captivated by the quality of the…

The Friday Fix | Verdicchio 2016 & Monteleccio 2015

November 10th 2017

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BRILLIANT BOOZE: Today’s Friday Fix boasts two real Italian gems which are bang on the money for drinking right now and big favourites with the team here. Try a case of each and enjoy a sizeable discount and free delivery* Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi Sartarelli 2016 – click here to buy £144.00 / 12 bottles inc VAT £12.00 / bottle inc VAT (List price £156.00 / 12 bottles inc VAT) Hailing from the Marche region on Italy’s Adriatic coast, this popular recent addition to our drinking list is a big find for us. Sartarelli are making some of the finest…

2012 Brunello di Montalcino Il Poggione | 95+ points

October 17th 2017

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Tenuta Il Poggione is one of the undisputed Brunello stars of Tuscany’s Montalcino. With a history that dates back to the 19th century, Il Poggione’s reputation has been cemented as one of the most important growers of this famous area. This substantial 120 hectare estate in Sant’Angelo in Colle, on Montalcino’s southeasterly slopes, combines the best traditional methods with the finest modern techniques within a gleaming state of the art winery, a project that was completed in 2004.

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