Wine Spectator 91
WS TOP 100 2017 Rank 46
" Bright, delicate and vibrant, with berry and floral flavors. Accents of earth, tobacco and spice add interest as they linger on the finish. Well-rounded and long. Drink now through 2023. "
James Suckling 91
" A go-to Rosso di Montalcino with dried cherry and orange peel character. Medium body, light tannins and a tangy finish. Shows focus and precision. Drink now and enjoy. "
" Ruby red color. Fruity bouquet with red berry notes. Very well structured, mellow, long-lasting flavor with smooth, velvety tannins. Try pairing with red meats, game, and mature cheeses. " ~ Winery notes
Tenuta Il PoggioneView all from Tenuta Il Poggione
This tradition-minded property is currently owned by the fifth generation of the Franceschi family. Estate manager Fabrizio Bindocci started in 1976, first responsible for viticulture, then adding winemaking duties in 1999. Il Poggione's 320 acres of vineyards range in elevation from 500 to 1,500 feet, giving Bindocci, now joined by his son Alessandro, the resources to make a balanced Brunello each vintage; in 2010, favorable growing conditions contributed to something truly special. The wine macerates for 20 to 25 days on the skins with a submerged cap, then ages three years in 3,000- and 5,000-liter oak casks.