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2000 La Poderina Brunello di Montalcino

ITEM 8095113 - Removed from a subterranean, temperature and humidity controlled residential cellar

Bidder Amount Total
$50
Item Sold Amount Date
I8101457 1 $50 Jan 30, 2022
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RATINGS

91Wine Spectator

Very clean, with blackberry, mineral and flowers on the nose. Full-bodied, with velvety tannins and lots of good fruit.

PRODUCER

La Poderina

La Poderina is in Castelnuovo dell’Abate in Montalcino, near Siena. It was founded in 1988 and includes 60 acres of vineyards. It is owned by Saiagricola, an agricultural investment division of Unipol Insurance Co. Saiagricola owns several wineries in Italy. La Poderina is known for its Brunello di Montalcinos.

REGION

Italy, Tuscany, Brunello di Montalcino

Brunello di Montalcino is regarded as one of Italy’s best appellations. Located in south central Tuscany below Chianti, the wines of Brunello di Montalcino 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, Brunello di Montalcino is 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. Brunellos in general are bigger, darker, more tannic and more powerful wines than Chiantis or most other Sangioveses. By law they must be aged for four years, and two of those years must be in wooden barrels.