- Poggio di Sotto
- 2022 - 2035
- Case size
Goedhuis, May 2020
With an incredible, intoxicating palate of wild cherry, wild herbs, cedar, raisin, subtle ginger and mint, you feel when you taste this wine that you are sampling the true essence and terroir of the estate. The Brunello 2015 possesses generous acidity to underpin and counterbalance the warmth and generosity of the fruit. This is a spectacular offering from one of Montalcino’s most lauded wineries and a wine that will prove impossible to resist
Vinous, May 2020,
Luminous red. Delicately smoky and ripe on the nose, with deep raspberry and red cherry aromas complicated by notes of sandalwood, licorice, graphite and sweet pipe tobacco. Full and rich but also very bright, with red and dark berry flavors given life by juicy, harmonious acidity and very nicely framed by supple tannins. Closes long, fresh, and expansive. Utterly delicious and already accessible, this boasts noteworthy elegance and freshness for such a big ripe wine. Ian d’Agata
Jancis Robinson, Januaury 2020,
Tasted blind. Just mid ruby. Gorgeous, perfumed red-fruit nose with an elegant note of oatmeal. Bright, concentrated red fruit with plenty of acidity. Very elegant and understated, with fine sandy tannins. Long and complex finish. (WS) Drink 2020-2032
Poggio di Sotto
Perched high above the vineyards encircling Castelnuovo dell'Abate lies the Montalcino estate ofPoggio di Sotto. An idyllic Mediterranean paradise surrounded by rosemary, lavender andsunbathing lizards, the estate is composed of 35 hectares in total, 12 of which are planted with the finest Brunello (Sangiovese) clones.Visiting the charming, philosophical and enthusiastic owner, Piero Palmucci, is like engaging inconversation with Pablo Neruda. With a twinkle in his eye, a mischievous smile and unparalleledcalmness, he speaks passionately and eloquently about his wines and his insights.Like many great estates, his individuality is reflected in his thought-provoking wines. Burgundianin style, Palmucci's creations are beautiful expressions of Brunello di Montalcino - perfumed,luxuriously silky, refined and complex - which linger copiously on the palate. If his wines couldcompose, they would be Debussy.
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.