Country: Italy Region: Tuscany Vintage: 2014
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: Vegan;Vegetarian
Winemaker: Riccardo Fratton
The grapes for this Rosso came from three hectares of vineyards planted between 1990 and 2000. They are situated at an altitude of 450m above sea level, facing south-southeast on chalky clay soils. The vines are spur-cordon trained and planted at a density of 7,000 vines per hectare. Yields were 49 hectolitres per hectare.
The grapes were hand picked into 17 kilo boxes. After gentle pressing, fermentation took place in temperature-controlled stainless steel tanks, with maceration on the skins lasting around 14-16 days at 28-30°C. The wine was then aged for 12 months in medium-toasted, second-use French oak barriques (Allier) followed by a month of bottle ageing.
Bright and glossy ruby red in colour. On the nose, aromas of fresh berries, morello cherry and blackberries are complemented by a hint of vanilla spice. A fragrant, intense wine with smooth, finely-balanced tannins and a persistent, aromatic finish.
Food Suggestion: An easy match with typical, strongly-flavoured Tuscan cuisine, pasta and risotto with mushroom or truffle, mixed grills and aged cheeses.
Closure: Natural Cork ABV:13% Acidity [g/l]: 5.6