Wine Advocate 92
“The La Poderina 2012 Brunello di Montalcino does a terrific job and never strays from the Sangiovese path. This is a light weight and buoyant wine with vibrant berry tones, dark fruit, plum, spice, tobacco and pressed violets. The bouquet is authentic and shapely without being too bold or overly intense. The effect is seamless, in fact with a long and silky line of aromatic descriptors that reach a nice place of unity and harmony. The mouth feel shows similar integration with some refreshing brightness at the back. The finish is a tad short. “~ ML
Wine Enthusiast 92
“Subtle dark skinned berry, brown spice, leather and truffle scents gently lifts out of the glass. The palate is polished and full-bodied palate, with licorice, clove and white pepper notes underscoring a juicy black cherry core. Firm, refined tannins provide structure. Drink 2019-2027.” ~KOK
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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.