Poggio Nardone Brunello di Montalcino DOCG 2016 Red Wine

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Poggio Nardone Brunello di Montalcino DOCG 2016

Tuscany, Italy

94 pts. Wine Advocate:

"The 2016 Brunello di Montalcino offers richness and extra fruit density with fleshy cherry and plum followed by spice, tar, tobacco and campfire ash. This expression embraces a contemporary taste profile with fermentation and aging in oak. This results in softness and textural richness that feels especially velvety and snug in this vintage. There is some tightness on the tannins but that should subside within the next few years."

94 pts. James Suckling:

"Intensely earthy nose of dried porcini mushrooms and truffles. Perfumed, fresher fruit on the palate with red cherries, cranberries and some dark chocolate. This is a well structured, full red with grippy yet fine-grained and pretty tannins. Give it a few years to soften. Drink after 2024."

FROM THE WINERY

The company Poggio Nardone was founded in 1996 by Tiziano and Alessandra, by investing in the most southern part of the land inherited from his grandfather, who was one of the 25 founders of the Consorzio del Brunello di Montalcino.

The vineyards are south / west of the hill of Montalcino at an altitude of 350 meters, are interspersed with forests of oak, holm oak and strawberry trees, characteristic of the natural vegetation of this area, the soil is largely composed of marl and limestone and then rich in salt minerals.

The soil and its particular microclimate are very important for the quality of the wine,  that with hard work and passion in the basement of the producer makes a wine unique.

Vineyard surface: 4.00.00 Ha
Composition of the soil: marly and limestone
Vineyard’s height: 400 mt. s.l.m.
Density for Ha: 5.000 plants
Way of pruning: cordon ramming to 0,80 mt.
Grapes: 100% Sangiovese grosso
Wine-making:
Alcoholic fermentation in tank
Malolactic fermentation in oak barrel
Ageing period of wine: 3 years in French oak barrels

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