2018 Il Poggione Rosso di Montalcino

91 Points Antonio Galloni's Vinous
In stock
A beautiful Rosso from a top producer of Brunello di Montalcino. It is delicious in itself and a cheaper glimpse of this famous Tuscan style. Spicy red fruits carry charm and brightness but also proper complexity, with a firm acid and tannin structure. Expressing Il Poggione's pure class, for $30 odd this beautiful red could be cellared a while or poured with a beautiful dinner.
$33.99 in mixed 6+ or $37.99 per bottle



Its Origins

Il Poggione is one of Montalcino's best and also more historic estates, established at the end of the 19th Century by Lavinio Franceschi and now run by the fifth generation. But the star quality may be the current winemakers, father-son team Fabrizio and Alessandro Bindocci. With consummate skill they have introduced modern technology while maintaining traditional style and techniques, similarly balancing a natural and non-interventionist ethic while remaining unusually involved in every aspect of vineyard and production. As superlatives are lavished on their wines from the highest quarters, Il Poggione is coming to embody the supreme quality on offer from this famous yet still undervalued Tuscan appellation.

What The Critics Say

91/100 Vinous, Ian D'Agata

"Bright red. Flint, ripe red cherry and sweet spices on the very ripe and forward but ultimately fresh nose. The sweet spice notes and a refined, austere mouthfeel are typical of the S.Angelo in Colle terroir. Closes juicy and fresh, with lively flavors of red cherry and more sweet spices, plus hints of underbrush. Ages one year in both used 30-50hL oak barrels and used barriques, then spends six months in bottle before being released for sale. Made from 15-year old vineyards." Drink 2020 - 2023

90/100 Vinous, Eric Guido

"The 2018 Rosso di Montalcino is gorgeous, mixing both primary fruit and earth tones to create a wonderfully balanced expression, showing crushed cherries in an array of smoky minerals, dusty soil and sweet herbs. On the palate, I'm finding soft textures, given life by zesty acids and backed by a core of tart blackberry, spiced-orange, and saline-minerality, as a hint of youthful tannin collects on the senses. The finish is medium in length, wonderfully fresh yet focused, as its vibrant fruits give way to lingering florals. The 2018 Rosso is yet another overperformer from Il Poggione." Drink 2020 - 2028

Wine Enthusiast, Kerin O'Keefe

"Blue-flower, wild berry and pine-resin aromas come together in the glass. On the tense, racy palate, nervous acidity accompanies sour cherry and white pepper alongside dusty, drying tannins. Drink through 2022."

Variety Sangiovese
Region Tuscany
Closure Cork
Volume 750ml
Maturity 2020 - 2028

This Wine Goes Well With

with GAME
with LAMB
with PORK



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