Poggio Antico Brunello di Montalcino DOCG 2015 Red Wine
Poggio Antico Brunello di Montalcino DOCG 2015
97 pts. James Suckling:
"This understated Brunello delivers dried cherries, cumin, terracotta, rust and bark. The full-bodied palate presents an intricately detailed tapestry of finely interwoven tannins, interspersed with compressed, vibrant cherries and gilded in colorful, gleaming acidity. The finish is vivacious and polished and very long. Drink from 2024."
95 pts. Robert Parker's Wine Advocate:
"Poggio Antico brings us a classic expression of Sangiovese in its 2015 Brunello di Montalcino. The warm vintage has shaped more density and volume in the fruit, but fundamentally this wine holds tight to the bright and fresh taste profile that is characteristic of Brunello. The key is the acidity that remains an integral and important element in the fundamental architecture of this wine. That natural crispness serves to underline lively fruit flavors of wild cherry and pressed violets. Background tones of earth and black licorice also appear. The team at Poggio Antico, located at one of the highest altitudes in the appellation (from 500 to 550 meters above sea level), has worked well to preserve the cool climate characteristics in this very warm and sunny vintage."
94 pts. Wine Spectator:
"Cherry, plum, earth, wild scrub and salty flavors are the hallmarks of this dense, hefty red. An iron note becomes more prominent as this evolves on the palate. Well-balanced, with the ripe fruit and saline elements lingering on the finish. Best from 2023 through 2043."
FROM THE WINERY
The 2015 Brunello is aged for 30 months in 40hl traditional Slavonian oak casks, followed by 18 months of bottle refinement. This wine has great cellaring potential. Intensely mineral, with lots of red fruit flavors, garigue, and geranium notes, this wine makes a wonderful accompaniment to duck, herb encrusted lamb, pasta with a ragu sauce and steak.
Fermentation Notes: Short fermentation (8 days) with temperatures never exceeding 27°C followed by a 30-day maceration.
Aging: 30 months in 40hl traditional Slavonian oak casks, followed by 18 months of bottle refinement.
Harvest Date: September 22nd – October 10th.
Harvest Notes: Mild winter, April and May with regular rainfalls and the summer that followed was simply optimal in terms of weather conditions. All this led to an exceptional ripening with incredibly healthy grapes until the harvest. The thermal excursion in September perfectly developed the aromas. To sum it up 2015 was an amazing vintage!
Total Acidity: 5.9g/L