Brunello + Barolo

This year Il Poggione has been invited to participate in BaroloBrunello, the event where you can find together the producers of the two most famous and iconic Italian wines, Brunello di Montalcino and Barolo. The event will take place in Montalcino, in the beautiful scenery of the Sant’Agostino cloister on Saturday  to Sunday November 12th-13th.  More than 40 producers will be present. You can find all the information on the dates and the tickets (limited availability) on the website www.barolobrunello.it . We hope to see you in... Read more >

2010 Brunello di Montalcino Riserva “Vigna Paganelli” … One of the best wines in Italy

At the Best Italian Wine Award last week, our 2010 Brunello di Montalcino Riserva “Vigna Paganelli” was awarded n.34 of the 50 best Italian wines of 2016!  Luca Gardini (in the photo with Fabrizio Bindocci), World Best Sommelier in 2010, as well as a jury that includes Tim Atkin MW and Christy Canterbury MW as well as the Italian wine crtitic Daniele Cernilli, tasted many different Italian wines before selecting the top 50. Another important achievement for Il Poggione! Thanks to Luca Gardini and all the members of the... Read more >

2016 Vin Santo – picked and drying

Last Friday we picked by hand the selected bunches of Trebbiano and Malvasia that will be used to produce our Vin Santo (photo 1). The grapes are healthy and ripe and they will now be left on straw mats to naturally dry (photo 2) in a big and ventilated room. They will be left there drying until the beginning of January 2017. Today, after a lucky weekend off, we are starting again the harvest of Sangiovese destined for our Rosso di Montalcino and Brunello di... Read more >

Wine Ratings

95

Brunello di Montalcino 2011

95 points
“Il Poggione has done a terrific job with its 2011 Brunello di Montalcino. The wine is soft, yielding and charged with a velvety and smooth texture. It is deeply redolent of dark berry, black cherry, spice, leather and tobacco. Thew ine’s sunny personality never feels flat or too dense. In fact, the wine offers a very tight and steely backbone that gives the wine stature and strength. This is one of my favorite Brunellos from the 2011 vintage.
– Monica Larner, The Wine Advocate

98

Brunello di Montalcino Riserva Vigna Paganelli 2010

98+ points
“The 2010 Brunello di Montalcino Riserva Vigna Paganelli is a phenomenal achievement and a wine that captures not only the spirit of this classic vintage, but the true essence of an age-worthy wine like Brunello. This single vineyard Riserva is sharp, pristine and immaculate. It starts slow and shy, butt then blossoms to beautiful intensity and aromatic brilliance. The bouquet is seamless and very long in persistence.”
– Monica Larner, Wine Advocate

91

Brunello di Montalcino 2011

91 points
“A beefy style, evoking plum, leather, tobacco and earth flavors, backed by dense, dusty tannins. Starts out juicy before the gruff finish takes over. Fresh and long.”
– Bruce Sanderson, Wine Spectator

90

Rosso di Montalcino 2013

91 points
“Bright red cherries, stone fruits, smoke and tobacco are some of the notes that jump from the glass in the 2013 Rosso di Montalcino. In this vintage, the Rosso is bright, floral and medium in body, all of which make it extremely versatile. This is another fabulous Rosso from Il Poggione.
– Antonio Galloni, The Wine Advocate