Wine Advocate 93
"La Poderina is the Montalcino estate within the Tenute del Cerro wine group that owns various estates across Tuscany. The 2011 Brunello di Montalcino is a balanced and integrated wine with smooth aromatic transitions that take it from red cherry to spice to grilled rosemary in quick succession. There's a warm touch of toasted espresso bean at the back. This is a very well made wine with soft textural richness and an upfront, international style."~M.L.
Vinous Media 93
"All class and polish, La Poderina's 2011 Brunello di Montalcino is wonderfully delicate and layered in the glass. Surprisingly understated for this estate, the 2011 possesses notable grace and precision throughout, with expressive floral and spice notes that add nuance. The tannins need a few years to soften, but there is little doubt this Brunello is one of the better wines from the southern part of Montalcino in 2011. Hints of cedar, dried flowers and anise shape the super attractive finish. The wine's aromatic presence simply adds to its considerable allure."~A.G.
James Suckling 93
"A full-bodied red with lots of density and structure. Chewy tannins, chocolate, hazelnut and dried fruits. It's long and flavorful. Drink in 2018."~J.S.
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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.