Poggio Antico Brunello di Montalcino DOCG 2017 Red Wine

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Poggio Antico Brunello di Montalcino DOCG 2017

Tuscany, Italy

94 pts. James Suckling:

"A thoroughly drinkable and refined 2017 Brunello with pure cherry, berry and floral character with hints of cedar. It’s full-bodied yet has good tension and focus with a long and beautiful finish. Drink or hold."

93 pts. Robert Parker's Wine Advocate:

"Poggio Antico is another one of those Montalcino estates that you will forever remember if you've been lucky enough to visit. The vineyards enjoy unobstructed views all the way to the Tyrrhenian Sea (I think this is the only place in the appellation where you can see the water on a clear day). Fruit for the 2017 Brunello di Montalcino is sourced from the I Poggi parcel with thin galestro and alberese soils. There is a lot of fresh fruit here, and the tannins are quite soft and supple. Production is 38,000 bottles. Best after 2024."

FROM THE WINERY

Poggio Antico is one of Montalcino’s highest elevated estates, with vineyards averaging 1476 feet above sea level, southwest of the famed medieval citadel.

Both the unique location and altitude privilege the wines of Poggio Antico, which benefit from the perfect exposure and enjoy favorable overnight drops in temperature, ideal conditions that increase finesse and intense bouquet.

Poggio Antico was founded in 1976 and consists of 50 clay, calcareous acres of Brunello di Montalcino. The estate has seen a phenomenal growth, going from 50 to the present 80 acres under vine, developing two parallel Brunello worlds – the more traditional, larger-barrel Brunello, aged longer in Slavonian oak and the modern, finesse-driven Altero, aged in tonneaux of French oak; securing a stellar position in the global market and extending and upgrading the facility to ultrahigh-tech standards. In 2017 Poggio Antico changed hands and was purchased by Atlas Invest, and it is now directed by the new General Manager Federico Trost. Poggio Antico recently lead a soil survey to approach the plot-by-plot management which started with the 2018 vintage by identifying, and consequently harvesting and fermenting separately, the micro terroirs inside each vineyard. All the estate is currently under organic conversion and a renovation of the cellar and of the hospitality center are part of the new plans.

Made with 100% Sangiovese according to the traditional method, our Brunello embodies all the characteristics of the variety. Long aging in the barrel and in the bottle endow this wine with structure and complexity: a great classic.

Short fermentation (8 days) with temperatures never exceeding 27°C followed by a 30-day maceration. Aged for 30 months in 40 hl traditional Slavonian oak casks, followed by 18 months of bottle refinement.

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