Il Poggione Brunello di Montalcino Riserva (750ml)

  • Wine Type

    Red Wine

  • Size

    750ml

  • Country

    Italy

  • Vintage

    2016

  • Region

    Tuscany

  • Sub-Region

    Montalcino

  • Grape

    Sangiovese Grosso

  • Food Pairing

    Aged CheeseLambRoast meats

Tenuta Il Poggione is over a century old estate that came to be when a Florentine landowner, Lavinio Franceschi, visited and purchased land in the area after hearing a shepherd speak of its beauty.   Generation after generation, many resources were spent on research for quality, clonal selections, winemaking and aging techniques, and also by building a modern winery for the standards at that time.  Il Poggione was among the first wineries to market the Brunello di Montalcino wine as early as the 1900’s, and one of the founding members of the Brunello di Montalcino Consortium.

Today the estate covers an area of 530 hectares (1300 acres) of which 140 hectares (336 acres) are planted with vines and 50 hectares are planted with olive trees.  The rest of the land is dedicated to grain fields, livestock and forest.   The estate practices sustainable viticulture and has always planted different crops along the vineyards and limited the use of chemicals.   Il Poggione is Montalcino’s fourth largest estate and is considered by many wine critics to be one of the most reasonably priced and cellar worthy wines on the market today. ll Poggione has a reputation for making consistent and stylish Brunello di Montalcino

Tasting Notes

Intense ruby red, elegant nose with notes of red fruit, leather and spices.  The palate is concentrated and the aromas revealed on the nose carry through in the mouth.  The fruit, acidity and tannins are perfectly balanced and the flavours persist on the long finish.   Pair this powerful and elegant Brunello Riserva with a special meal; enjoy it with roast meats, game, dishes that include mushrooms or truffles or mature cheeses.

Method

Brunello di Montalcino Riserva Vigna Paganelli is produced only in the best vintages and in limited quantity.  This wine comes exclusively from “I Paganelli” vineyard, the oldest one in the estate, planted in 1964. Its vines, used as a clonal reference when planting new vineyards, produce high quality grapes which are picked by the individual selection of the best and ripest bunches.  After the manual harvest, the must ferments for 20 days in in temperature controlled stainless steel tanks.  Brunello di Montalcino Riserva is required to age for a minimum of five years with at least two years in oak and six in bottle before release. 

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