Autumn colors and Olive Harvest

The landscape is dressed with the beautiful autumn colors, and olive harvest to produce our Extra Virgin Olive Oil continues.  As the mix of colors forms a beautiful tapestry, an array of varietals are picked for our oil:  Correggiolo, Moraiolo, Leccino and a little bit of Olivastra.  Many of the trees are over 100 years old.  These older trees and the select blend creates a full bodied and full flavored oil.   Until yesterday temperatures were much above the average for the season but now, after the rain we had last night, a strong Tramontana wind is blowing from the north and it has dried the soils and has brought temperatures back to the... Read more >

Olive Harvest Begins in Montalcino

Yesterday we began the olive harvest; like every year, we prefer to start harvesting early so that we can extract a very high quality extra virgin olive oil, high in polyphenols. These are natural antioxidants and not only are they good for the health, but they also allow the olive oil to have a longer lifespan. The olives are hand picked by our workers in our estate olive groves and quickly sent to our oil press for the cold pressing and extraction of the Extra Virgin Olive... Read more >

2016 Harvest Concludes

The 2016 harvest has concluded.  These are the last grapes left to be picked (photo). As we do every year, after the harvest we start turning the soil to air it as it has been compacted by the repeated passages of the machines. We will then proceed seeding the field bean,... Read more >

Wine Ratings


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


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


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


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