Country: Italy Region: Tuscany Vintage: 2010
Category: Red Wine Color: Red
Producer: Poggio San Polo
"This property was purchased by Marilisa Allegrini in 2006. Marilisa has continued to invest heavily in the estate, and this investment is now evident in the ever-increasing quality of the wines. Situated in the eastern part of Montalcino, this estate covers 22 hectares of which 16 are under vine, and produces wines that are classic in style, but with a bit more weight than would be found to the north of the zone.
The 2011 Brunello is a fine example of the modern style - rich and cedary with fine-grained tannins and excellent length. We are delighted – but not surprised – that is won a Gold medal at the Sommelier Wine Awards this year. We also bought a chunk of the 2009 Brunello before they sold out so we would have a mature vintage to offer. It is well worth buying.
The 2010 Riserva is a step up in quality and an illustration that the wines can be considered part of the premier league of Brunello producers. The 2014 Rosso is delicious."
Product Features: Carbon Neutral;Sustainable;Vegan;Vegetarian
Winemaker: Nicola Biasi
Poggio San Polo's vineyards cover approximately nine hectares planted between 1990 and 2000. They are situated at an altitude of 450 metres above sea level, facing south-southwest, on chalky, clay soils. The average age of the vines is 5-15 years and they are spur-cordon trained with a density of 7000 plants per hectare. The Brunello di Montalcino Riserva is made in exceptional vintages from the best grapes grown in the estate's oldest vineyards planted in 1990.
The grapes were hand picked into 17 kilo boxes in the first week of October. After gentle pressing, fermentation took place in temperature-controlled stainless steel tanks with temperatures reaching a maximum of 28-30°C, with a long maceration on the skins lasting 20-22 days for the Riserva. The wine was aged in new, medium-toasted French oak tonneaux (500 litre capacity) for a period of 24 months before bottling, and aged a further four years in bottle before release.
Intense ruby red in colour with garnet hues.On the nose it shows typical aromas of violets and red berries, with hints of forest fruit, sandalwood, vanilla and coffee. It is intense, persistent and ethereal. Full-bodied on the palate, with a dense texture and round tannins.
Food Suggestion: The wine’s elegance and harmonious personality allow it to pair well with highly-structured cuisine such as red meats and game, also when accompanied by mushrooms and truffles. It is ideal with matured cheeses such as Parmigiano Reggiano and Tuscan pecorino.
Closure: Natural Cork ABV: 14% Acidity [g/l]: 5.7