Come taste 2012 Brunello!

As we do every year, next week we will be in the US to present the new release 2012 Brunello di Montalcino and 2015 Rosso di Montalcino. The first tasting will take place in New York at the Gotham Hall on January 17 from 1pm to 6pm. The event is strictly open to the trade until 4 pm but, new this year, it will be open to all “Brunello lovers” from 4 pm until 6 pm. Registration for the event can be made here: http://www.ieemusa.com/index.php/registration-88 The very same night we will take part in a charity dinner at Del Posto, pairing their food with the newly released Brunello 2012 from over 30 wineries. The profits from the dinner will go to the relief for the devastating earthquakes that happened in central Italy in 2016. Reservations for the dinner and more information can be found on http://delposto.com/news-events/unveiling-2012-vintage-brunello-di-montalcino/ Two days later, on January 19, we will move to Houston, where, at the Crystal ballroom, we will present our wines from 1pm to 5pm. Just like New York, non-trade Brunello lovers will be able to come to the tasting from 4pm. Registration is on here: http://www.ieemusa.com/index.php/registration-88   We are looking forward to seeing you and sharing our Brunello... Read more >

Opera Wine invitees announced…

Today the journalist Luciano Ferraro announced in Italy’s major national newspaper “Corriere della Sera” the wineries that have been selected by Wine Spectator to take part to Opera Wine. And Il Poggione is one of them – we will be pouring the Brunello di Montalcino 2006 Riserva Vigna Paganelli. This is an event that will take part the day before Vinitaly where about 100 Italian wineries (104 this year), selected by Wine Spectator will pour an older wine rated 90+ by Wine Spectator. It is an invitation-only event also for the guests, all of whom are collectors, wine lovers and trade customers. It is a great honor for us to have been selected by Wine Spectator’s editorial team and we are looking forward to Opera Wine 2017. photo: Alessandro and Fabrizio Bindocci at Opera Wine... Read more >

Montalcino joins Earthquake fundraising

As we all are aware, just a few days ago a terrible earthquake destroyed several towns in central Italy and caused many deaths. Italy, as always has shown its support, with the work of volunteers and a lot of charity events throughout the country to provide funds for the earthquake relief. Last night a charity dinner was organized by the community of Montalcino, where over 400 people gathered to eat pasta Amatriciana, one the dishes typical of Amatrice (the town hit the most by the earthquake) and to raise money for the... Read more >

Il Poggione at Opera Wine

On Saturday, May 9, Il Poggione will take part in Opera Wine in Verona for the fifth year. Held in the beautiful Palazzo della Gran Guardia in Verona, Opera Wine is an invitation-only event, organized by Wine Specator and Vinitaly. The magazine has selected 100 top Italian wineries to pour a wine which has received 90+ points in Wine Spectator. We will be there pouring our Brunello di Montalcino 2007. After the event, we will attend a gala dinner to celebrate Vinitaly’s 50 year anniversary, which will take place in the famous Arena di... Read more >

The 50th Annual Benvenuto Brunello

Recently the town of Montalcino hosted the 50th Annual Benvenuto Brunello, unveiling the new vintages of Brunello di Montalcino (2011 Brunello and 2010 Riserva) to the journalists and the trade.  The four-day event held in the Museum of Montalcino featured over 150 wineries showing their wines for nearly 6,000 excited visitors looking to try these acclaimed vintages. During the event, the Consortium unveiled the number of stars assigned to the 2015 vintage, which has been rated 5 stars. Also, as is the tradition at Benvenuto Brunello, wine shops and restaurants that have been high supporters of Montalcino wines are awarded with the Leccio d’Oro award. This year’s recipients are the Liquor Control Board of Ontario, Canada, Enoteca Molesini in Cortona, Ristorante Del Posto in New York City and Convivio Troiani in Rome. Also, every year a tile celebrating the vintage and its rating is painted by artists or personalities. To commemorate the historic 50th anniversary of the Brunello appellation, 5 contemporary painters have been chosen: Sandro Chia, Pino Deodato, Bertozzi & Casoni, Gian Marco Montesano and Mimmo Paladino.  These artisan tiles will be prominently displayed on the wall of the town hall in Montalcino.  In the photo above, Fabrizio is sitting in front of the wall of previously commissioned Benvenuto Brunello... Read more >