Il Poggione Brunello di Montalcino 2017

Il Poggione Brunello di Montalcino 2017

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The Il Poggione 2016 Brunello di Montalcino opens to a medium dark appearance with pretty Sangiovese shine and a little ruby sparkle. This vintage shows a slightly untamed or wild side with a dense and heavier fruit profile. The focus here is on blackberry, dried cherry, tobacco and even a touch of smoky tobacco or horse saddle.

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SKU: 020265-201775 Categories: , ,

Source: February 2022 Week 3, The Wine Advocate; Issue Date: 18th Feb 2022 (RP-94+)

The 2017 Brunello di Montalcino opens to a saturated and shiny dark ruby color. This edition is loaded with black and purple fruits, such as blackberry preserves and plum. Those more robust tones are followed by spice, tar and campfire ash. The tannins are young (but not stemmy or bitter), and you'd be best served by letting this wine age and relax with more cellar aging. Il Poggione always makes some of the smoothest and most texturally enriched wines in the appellation, and this vintage is no exception. This is an ample production of 200,000 bottles.
Drink Date 2024 - 2040

Source: Winemaker,

Brunello is the prince of Montalcino wines, produced exclusively from Sangiovese grapes picked by hand from the oldest vines in the farm. After a careful fermentation at controlled temperature, Tenuta Il Poggione Brunello di Montalcino is aged in French oak barrels. After being aged in wood, the wine is bottle aged: this is an essential process in guaranteeing the pleasantness and the complexity that have made the Brunello di Montalcino world-famous.

Wine: Brunello di Montalcino
Varietal: 100% Sangiovese
Alcohol: 14,50%
Source: The winery's oldest vineyards, planted between 150 and 450 metres (490 - 1475 ft) above sea level.
Vine training system: Cordon spur and "doppio capovolto".
Harvest: By hand
Vinification: "Submerged cap" fermentation in stainless steel tanks with indigenous yeasts at a controlled temperature 25/28 °C (77/82 F). Malolactic fermentation in stainless steel.
Aging: Long aging in French oak barrels followed by bottle aging.
Tasting Notes: Ruby red in colour, with a very intense, persistent nose and with red fruit notes. Warm, balanced flavour with velvet-smooth tannins. Long-lasting aroma.
Food Pairings: Red meats, game, mature cheeses.

 

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