“Rich and full, this is not a delicate flower but rather an assertive gem” – The Drunken Cyclist

“2016 Il Poggione Brancato Rosato Montalcino: Retail $18. 100% Sangiovese. True Rosé. So this is my kind of rosé (OK, I say that concerning just about every rosé)—it is not a blend, it is a “true” rosé, and it is delicious. Rich and full, this is not a delicate flower but rather an assertive gem. Sure, it is a lovely strawberry pink in the glass, but it has plenty of verve and spunk. Not as tart as some rosés on the market, but those other rosés don’t share this wine’s heft. Honestly? I would not drink this on its own. Rather, I would pair it with some robust barbecue, grilled fish, or even your mother-in-law’s dry pot roast–can’t really go wrong here. Outstanding. 90-92 Points.”  For Full... Read more >

Benvenuto Brunello 2017

Last weekend at “Benvenuto Brunello”,a traditional event for press, restaurants, wine shops and wine lovers, the new vintages of Montalcino wines were presented.

This year represents the 50th anniversary of the Brunello appellation and the 2016 vintage has been awarded with 5 stars. Read more and watch a video of the event.

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Suckling deems 2012 a “Rockstar Vintage”

James Suckling’s recently released 2012 Brunello di Montalcino report lauds the region’s “beautiful aromas, vibrant fruit, lively acidity, and ultra-fine tannins.”  He compares 2012 to the legendary 2010, though believes its closest match are the “2004s, a harmonious and gorgeous year for Brunellos.” Suckling’s report includes a stunning review for Il Poggione, awarding our Brunello a 93 pt score with the following tasting notes: “Walnuts and cedar with plums and hints of milk chocolate. Always subtle. Medium body, a solid core of fruit and medium-chewy tannins. Center palate of cherry fruit. Give it a year or two to soften.”   2012 will release from our winery in early February- more to... Read more >