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Il Poggione, Brunello di Montalcino

Il Poggione, Brunello di Montalcino 2012



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  • Variety

  • A fabulous example of Italy's most famous red wine, from a top-notch producer. It is intensely perfumed and explosively complex on the nose, with a beautiful combination of fresh red cherries, cranberries and concentrated, dried cherries, together with violets, iodine, pepper, iron, liquorice, dry leaves, hay and bran. In the mouth it is sumptuously fruity, with velvet tannins and extraordinarily complex flavours of dark chocolate, carob bean and malt, as well as a savoury umami character. There is pure power on the finish, which lingers for minutes, lifted by a sense of freshness and vibrancy. Keep it at least two years to do it justice, and enjoy over the following decade or longer. If you can't wait that long, give it at least two hours in the decanter and it will start to blossom. This is fabulously gutsy and multi-dimensional - a superb, absolutely amazing wine.

                          - Tom King, Fine Wine Manager, May 2017

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  • When to drink

    Should be kept before drinking
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  • Style

    Richly Textured & Full Bodied Red

Press ReviewPress

95+/100 - Il Poggione is a Brunello superstar and a vintage like this reveals every reason why that affirmation is true. From the second the 2012 Brunello di Montalcino pours into the glass, you know you are in for something special. The wine is darkly saturated and rich in appearance. Absent are those slightly amber or browning hues you often get with Sangiovese in a hot vintage. Nor does the wine show flat or tired characteristics. Instead, the quality of fruit is vibrant and rich. This is a healthy, generous and exuberant Brunello with dark density and succulent fruit flavors that are followed by integrated spice and tobacco. The balance is impressive and one thing you get here is fresh acidity. This is not to be underestimated, because the acidity quota in the 2012 vintage across the appellation is not as high or evident as usual. This is one of the year's best Brunellos. Fabrizio Bindocci and his son Alessandro are the most accomplished father-son winemaking team I can think of today in Italy... They excel in every aspect of winemaking, from vineyard management to wine marketing.

Monica Larner The Wine Advocate

A 'Rockstar Vintage' - Fans of Brunello di Montalcino are in for a treat with the 2012 vintage... I was impressed with their beautiful aromas, vibrant fruit, lively acidity, and ultra-fine tannins. These sangioveses are much more precise and finer than the bolder and riper 2011s. They have more in common with the legendary 2010 vintage and are most like the 2004s, a harmonious and gorgeous year for Brunellos.

James Suckling2012 Brunello Report,

Il Poggione’s Brunello di Montalcino remains one of the most fairly priced, ageworthy wines on the planet.



The winery's oldest vineyards, planted between 150 and 450 metres (490 - 1475 ft) above sea level. Cordon spur and "doppio capovolto". Harvested by hand. 15 - 20 days "submerged cap" fermentation in stainless steel tanks with indigenous yeasts at a controlled temperature 25/28 °C (77/82 F). Malolactic fermentation in stainless steel. 36 months in large French oak barrels (30 - 50 hl or 872 -1373 Gallon) followed by a long bottle aging.

Food recommendation

Red meats, game, mature cheeses.

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    Il Poggione
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