Brunello di Montalcino

Poggio di Sotto

Pronunciation
brew-NELL-oh
Year
Current
Type
Red
Winery
Poggio di Sotto
Region
Toscana
Oenologist
Luca Marrone, Federico Staderini & Maurizio Castelli

Overview

The estate lies to the South-East of Montalcino, close to the banks of the river Orcia and to Mount Amiata, which is about 2.000 meters high. This is one of the best zones of Montalcino because its soil is full of minerality and because, in view of this mountain, there is a peculiar microclimate: in summer, days are very sunny and warm while at night it’s rather fresh and cold, which is very important for the flavour of our wine. The vineyards are situated at 200, 300 and 450 meters above the sea level. The wines are probably amongst the most traditional and natural in Montalcino. Poggio di Soto is an organic winery, no chemicals or pesticides ofr any kind are used. Only in the best years does Poggio di Sotto produce Brunello di Montalcino. This highly sought after and collectable Brunello is regarded as one of the world's best.

Wine Notes

Grape Variety
100% Sangiovese
Vinification
Maceration in stainless steel tanks up to 20 days. Spontaneous fermentation
Aging
25 to 35 hectolitre Slovenian oak barrels for 4 years. After certification 1 yearin bottle
| Appearance
Intense ruby red
| Aroma
Intense, rich and pronounced with ethereal and spicy notes.
| Taste
Vigorous, harmonious with good tannins and robust structure.
| Serving Suggestions
Great match for roasted and bbq beef and game.

Brunello di Montalcino

Suggested Retail:
$169.00
CSPC#:
730716
Available Sizes:
750ml
Bottles Per Case:
6

Reviews

Robert Parker - 94 points

The 2003 Brunello di Montalcino is a subtle wine. Somewhat reticent in its aromatics, it explodes on the palate with a burst of ripe, candied Pinot-like red fruit. Subtle notes of licorice, smoke and tar develop in the glass, but this remains a fruit-driven wine made in an atypically ripe, lush style for this producer. The wine offers lovely balance, well-integrated tannins and most important of all, a sensual, inviting personalitythat makes it difficult to put the glass down. This is a great effort that Palmucci describes as very challenging, and when all is said and done, in 2003 the estate bottled only 40% of its potential Brunello production. Anticipated maturity, 2008 to 2018.

Wine Spectator -April 2009 - James Suckling - 91 points

A little earthy, with ripe, decadent fruit on the nose that turns to raspberry jam. Full-bodied, with soft tannins, good acidity and a juicy finish. Slightly chewy, but delicious now. Drink now.