La Poderina

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.

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La Poderina Brunello di Montalcino 2013
94  Wine Advocate 
James Suckling 93 "A more modern style with some fresher, spicy oak, note of spiced creamy and tarry nuances and plenty of red and dark-cherry flavors. Holds long and fresh. The concentration is good. Try from 2022."~JS  Vinous 92  "Dark ruby-red. Strong notes of aromatic herbs, flint and
Item Number: 30565
Case: $257.70

La Poderina Rosso di Montalcino 2015
91  James Suckling 
James Suckling 91“A soft and pretty wine with lovely berry and light chocolate character. Medium body, fine tannins and a savory finish. Light bitterness strikes a nice balance. Drink now.” ~ JS

La Poderina Brunello di Montalcino 2012
92  Wine Advocate 
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

La Poderina Rosso di Montalcino 2014
89  James Suckling 
James Suckling 89"Attractive plum and berry flavors with lemon zest too. Light and delicious. Drink now."~J.S.

La Poderina 'Poggio Abate' Brunello di Montalcino 2010
94  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 94 "Packaged with a thick wax capsule, the 2010 Brunello di Montalcino Riserva Poggio Abate opens to a dark color and smooth consistency. The bouquet is redolent of bright cherry, cassis, dried blackberry, spice and tobacco. Like many of the best wines from this vintage, the nose is

La Poderina Rosso di Montalcino 2013
91  James Suckling 
Vinous Media 91 "A striking, captivating wine, the 2013 Rosso di Montalcino jumps from the glass with cherry compote, rose petals, crushed rocks and mint. The flavors are bold yet crystalline, with remarkable purity and a palpable sense of urgency that is compelling. There is so much to like in

La Poderina Brunello di Montalcino 2011
93  James Suckling 
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

La Poderina Brunello di Montalcino 2010
94  Antonio Galloni 
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

La Poderina 'Poggio Abate' Brunello di Montalcino 2008
92  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 92 "The 2008 Brunello di Montalcino Riserva Poggio Abate is another impeccable wine from La Poderina, only this expressions is a lot more expansive and saturated in terms of its density and concentration. A dark, supple texture is layered with ripe fruit, licorice, balsam herb and

La Poderina Brunello di Montalcino 2009
93  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 93+ "The 2009 Brunello di Montalcino is a very beautiful wine with lots of little loose ends to keep your attention. Overall, the bouquet is extremely clean and polished, but you’ll also notice playful outreaches of berry fruit, cola, pressed violets, crushed mineral and cool menthol.

La Poderina Brunello di Montalcino 2008
93  Antonio Galloni 
Wine Advocate 93 "La Poderina’s 2008 Brunello di Montalcino is one of the most delicious wines of the vintage. Freshly cut roses, red berries, cloves and mint are all woven together in a fabric of unusual class. Layers of fruit continue to develop, leading to a rich, creamy finish that is striking

La Poderina Poggio Abate Rsva Brunello di Montalcino 2006
96  James Suckling 
James Suckling 96 "This is a wine with beautiful clarity of fruit with plum, blackberry and dark chocolate character. Full body, with velvety tannins and a long finish. So great now. But will improve with age."~J.S.  Wine Enthusiast 94 "There’s a sassy, spicy quality here, with clove and spice,

La Poderina Brunello di Montalcino 2007
93  James Suckling 
Wine Enthusiast 93 "Opens with dark concentration and syrupy aromas of cherry liqueur, blackberry preserves and cassis concentrate. The wine is soft, plump and chewy, with a smooth, thick quality to its texture that makes it a natural pairing partner to red meat."~M.L.  James Suckling 93 "Aromas

La Poderina Brunello di Montalcino 2006
95  James Suckling 
James Suckling 95 "Blueberries, flowers and raspberries. Love the nose, like so many others. Full body, with fine tannins and a silky textured finish. So much going on here. Class. Best after 2013."~James Suckling  Wine Enthusiast 92 "La Poderina's Brunello shows impressive balance between its

La Poderina 'Poggio Banale' Brunello di Montalcino 2003
94  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 94 "The estates 2003 Brunello di Montalcino Riserva Poggio Banale is awesome. This dark, concentrated Riserva bursts from the glass with an array of ripe dark fruit, smoke, tar and licorice. The French oak is very nicely balanced, something that hasnt always been the case. To be

La Poderina Brunello di Montalcino 2003
91  Robert Parker 
Robert Parker 91 "The estates 2003 Brunello di Montalcino is a lovely, pure effort redolent of dark plums, cherries, spices and leather. The tannins are well-integrated, and this medium to full-bodied wine has plenty of density and length to allow for another decade of pleasurable drinking. It is

La Poderina 'Poggio Banale' Brunello di Montalcino 2000
95  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 95"Blackberry and vanilla with just a hint of current. Full-bodied, with masses of tannins and a long, rich finish. Best after 2009."