- Il Poggione
- 2019 - 2028
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Goedhuis, August 2018
This Tuscan estate remains ever popular for its wines’ classical but approachable embodiment of the region. The nose is full of red berries and balsamic tang. The palate is so distinctly Italian, with its grip and savoury length.
Wine Advocate, March 2018,
The 2013 Brunello di Montalcino lives up to the impeccable reputation garnered by this estate over the years. This is a profound and beautifully rendered Sangiovese that delivers bold and luscious fruit quality with black cherry and spicy plum at the start. The bouquet follows through with mild oak notes of smoke, tar and toasted nut. There is another aromatic component that includes crushed stone and dried herb or mint. This Brunello shows elegant evolution in the glass and promises a very long aging future ahead. Some 200,000 bottles were made, so it should be easy to locate this excellent wine. Drink 2020-2035
Ian D'Agata, April 2018,
Bright red. Pure, refined red cherry and wild strawberry aromas and flavors complicated by sweet spices and aromatic herbs. Deep and multilayered, the wine boasts polished tannins and a harmonious acid spine that lifts and extends the red fruit on the long, suave finish. An essence of Sant’Angelo in Colle with bigger body and palate weight than, for example, the Brunellos of Montosoli, but still sleek and refined as the best wines of Sant’Angelo in Colle can be. The cool-climate-styled 2013 vintage is precisely the type of year in which Il Poggione excels: this lovely, focused wine is the best classico Brunello from Il Poggione in years. Superb.
There are few producers anywhere in Italy that can match the remarkable consistency of Montalcino's Tenuta Il Poggione year on year. This extraordinary winery covers an area of 600 hectares, of which 125 are under vine, making it one of Montalcino's largest producers. You therefore wouldn't automatically expect such a high level of quality, but Il Poggione's extreme success lies in its meticulous attention to detail in the vineyard and significant investment in research and development. Il Poggione is not only one of the most visually impressive wineries to be found anywhere in Italy but also a producer of probably the most rewarding Brunello on the market.
Located southwest of Chianti, Montalcino came into its own in the late 1880s when local producer,Biondi-Santi, discovered a Sangiovese clone in his vineyard that was darker in colour than the rest. Its colour, however, was not its only attribute. It produced a wine with notable body, structure and length. He named it ‘brunello' meaning little dark one. This grape's genetic properties along with Montalcino's relatively temperate climate combine to create a wine stylistically different to that of more northerly Chianti. They are usually released approximately 5 years after the vintage following 2 to 4 years ageing in wood. The denomination of Riserva indicates a wine usually produced with more concentrated grapes than the traditional cuvéeand requires a minimum of one additional year of ageing.Today, Montalcino has become one of the most sought after appellations in the Tuscan region.