Il Poggione Brunello Di Montalcino
Dating back to the early 1900’s when the property was established by Florentine landowner, Lavinio Franceschi, Tenuta Il Poggione is one of the most widely recognized wine estates in Montalcino. As one of the founding members of the Brunello di Montalcino Consortium, the winery has played a pivotal role in the region's rise. Today the estate spans over 600 hectares, of which 140 hectares are planted to vineyards. To promote biodiversity the remaining land is dedicated to olive trees, forest, grain fields, and pasture land for livestock. In the cellar father and son winemaking team Fabrizio and Alessandro Bindocci maintain the wineries traditional methods of long skin macerations and aging in large neutral casks. This is a benchmark Brunello di Montalcino winery. Il Poggione remains one of the most reliable names for fairly priced, age-worthy Tuscan wines.
"The 2017 Brunello di Montalcino opens to a saturated and shiny dark ruby color. This edition is loaded with black and purple fruits, such as blackberry preserves and plum. Those more robust tones are followed by spice, tar and campfire ash. The tannins are young (but not stemmy or bitter), and you'd be best served by letting this wine age and relax with more cellar aging. Il Poggione always makes some of the smoothest and most texturally enriched wines in the appellation, and this vintage is no exception." - 94 points, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate