Il Poggione Brunello di Montalcino 2011 DOCG Red Wine

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Il Poggione Brunello di Montalcino 2011

Tuscany, Italy

The Tenuta Il Poggione was founded in the late 1800's. The company was one of the first to market Brunello di Montalcino since the early 1900s and one of the founding members of the Brunello di Montalcino Consortium.

95 pts. Wine Advocate:

"Il Poggione has done a terrific job with its 2011 Brunello di Montalcino. The wine is soft, yielding and charged with a velvety and smooth texture. It is deeply redolent of dark berry, black cherry, spice, leather and tobacco. The wine's sunny personality never feels flat or too dense. In fact, the wine offers a very tight and steely backbone that gives the wine stature and strength. This is one of my favorite Brunellos from the 2011 vintage."

94 pts. Vinous:

"A dark, powerful wine, the 2011 Brunello di Montalcino offers notable depth and intensity. Il Poggione's 2011 is one of the richest, most powerful wines of the year. Black cherry, plum, lavender, cloves and new leather are some of the first nuances that open up. With time in the glass, the 2011 becomes more lifted, as brighter red cherry and raspberry-infused flavors gradually release. This is a rare 2011 that demands at least a good few years in the cellar."

 100% Sangiovese

 Alcohol: 14.50%

 Vineyard: Company vineyards at an altitude between 150 and 450 meters above sea level

 Type of plant: Double upside down and spurred cordon.

 Collection: By hand

 Winemaking: 15/20 days "submerged cap" in stainless steel tanks with indigenous yeasts at a controlled temperature of 25/28 ° C. Malolactic fermentation in steel.

 Refinement: 36 months in large French oak barrels of 30 and 50 hl followed by a long period of aging in bottle.

 Organoleptic analysis: Ruby red color, the nose is very intense, persistent, with notes of red fruits. In the mouth it is warm, balanced, with velvety tannins. Long aromatic persistence.

 Pairings: Red meats, game, aged cheeses.


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