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2018 Il Poggione Rosso di Montalcino

ITEM 7979544 - Removed from a temperature and humidity controlled wine cellar

Bidder Amount Total
MVCassell $21 $21
gmbdds $20 $0
$20
Item Sold Amount Date
I7979544 1 $21 Oct 17, 2021
I7974982 1 $20 Oct 10, 2021
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RATINGS

91James Suckling

Pretty floral and berry character here with walnut and spice aromas that follow through to a medium to full body, juicy tannins and a lightly chewy, tannic finish with just a hint of new wood.

90Vinous / IWC

...crushed cherries in an array of smoky minerals, dusty soil and sweet herbs...soft textures, given life by zesty acids and backed by a core of tart blackberry, spiced-orange, and saline-minerality...finish is medium in length, wonderfully fresh yet focused, as its vibrant fruits give way to lingering florals.

PRODUCER

Il Poggione

Tenuta Il Poggione traces its history to the late 19th century, when Lavinio Franceschi purchased land in the hills southwest of Florence. The family planted vineyards and today the estate in Sant’Angelo in Colle is still run by the Franceschi family. With nearly 250 acres of vineyards, the historic estate produces about 500,000 bottles annually. Its signature wines are Brunellos, which Robert M. Parker Jr. calls “quite classic in their expression of Sangiovese…The wines have an extraordinary track record of developing beautifully with age.”

REGION

Italy, Tuscany, Rosso di Montalcino

Rosso di Montalcino is a DOC than encompasses the exact same area as the Brunello di Montalcino DOCG, the difference being that Rosso de Montalcinos require only one year of aging. Located in south central Tuscany below Chianti, the wines of Montalcino, both the DOC and the DOCG, are made of a Sangiovese clone called “brunello,” which means “little dark one,” a reference to the brown tones in the skin of the grape. Unlike some Tuscan appellations that allow other grapes to be blended with Sangiovese, appellation status Montalcinos are entirely Sangiovese. Montalcino itself is a picturesque, hill-top town not especially well known for wine production until the mid-19th century, when a local vineyard owner isolated the brunello clone and planted it. Other growers followed suit. Nevertheless it wasn’t until 1970s that wine enthusiasts started paying attention to Brunello di Montalcino, which by then was becoming an outstanding wine. Today there are 120 estates in the DOCG, up from about 25 estates in 1975.

TYPE

Red Wine, Sangiovese, D.O.C.

This red grape is largely grown in central Italy. As the sole component or in a blend, it gives us Chianti, Brunello di Montalcino, Vino Nobile di Montepulciano, Morellino and Super Tuscans, among other favorites wines. The name is derived from the Latin for “blood of Jove.”