James Suckling 94
"A gorgeous red with dark berry and blueberry character and violet character. Full body, integrated tannins with dark chocolate, fine tannins and a delicious finish. Lots of everything here and very balanced. Formally La Poderina. Drink in 2015."~J.S.
Antonio Galloni 94
"La Poderina's 2010 Brunello di Montalcino is a classic wine from this southern edge of Montalcino. Dard red cherry, plum, smoke, spice and leather notes open up in a rich, resonant wine bursting at the seams with personality. The 2010 needs a few years to soften, but it is already striking and absolutely delicious."
Wine Spectator 93
Packed with ripe cherry, plum and blackberry flavors, this red is rich and harmonious, its structure embedded in the texture, with spice and tobacco notes adding depth. Dense and long, with a lingering mineral element. Best from 2018 through 2032. 4,200 cases made.
International Wine Report 93
"The 2010 La Poderina is a modern style Brunello, notable for its forward, opluent style, offering aromas and flavors of ripe dark cherries and blackberries which are layered with spices, fresh herbs, floral, leather, minerals and hint of toasted hazelnut. This full-bodied Brunello brings layers of depth, which carry over onto the long finish. Today the wine shows tons of potential, but will it will untimately require some additional bottle age to settle down."
Wine Advocate 90
"Boasting a much thicker and masculine persona, the 2010 Brunello di Montalcino opens to a black-garnet color and immediate aromatic intensity. The bouquet peels back with thick layers of dried blackberry, smoke, leather, spice, tobacco and Spanish cedar. On the Brunello aromatic scale, this wine veers closer to oak spice instead of balsam herb or licorice. Crushed stone and pencil shavings make for elegant contours. In the mouth, this Brunello is very soft and malleable. This wine is suitable for medium and long-term drinking."~A.G.
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Founded in 1988, La Poderina is located in the Castelnuovo dell'Abate zone of Montalcino, an area noted for the elegance and balance of its grapes. The estate resides southeast of Montalcino's historic town center and consists of consists of 120 acres. Especialized in the cultivation of Sangiovese Grosso, La Poderina has 25 acres of vineyards dedicated to the production of Brunello, 11 acres of vineyards dedicated to the production of Rosso di Montalcino and 11 acres of vineyards dedicated to the production of Sangiovese. La Poderina has an integrated philosophy that incorporates innovative techniques in order to further Montalcino's traditional wines. To this end, La Poderina ages its wines in both French barriques and larger botti, giving the final wines restrained oak notes that still showcase unique characteristics of this region's Sangiovese. Yield levels are carefully monitored in order to cultivate concentrated flavor profiles. Each vine produces yields far below the guidelines set out by the appellation. La Poderina produces a total of 73,000 bottles annually and offers American wine drinkers a Rosso di Montalcino, Brunello di Montalcino and Poggio Abate Brunello di Montalcino Riserva.