Celebrating our 2010 Brunello

After yesterday’s news that Il Poggione 2010 Brunello has been ranked #4 of Wine Spectator Top 100 of 2015, we are still celebrating. This is a great honor and we are really happy for such a recognition. Il Poggione has a long history in Montalcino and we are really glad to be the Ambassador of Brunello in this year’s top 100. This is a success for the whole Brunello di Montalcino appellation. Here’s a picture of our proprietor Leopoldo Franceschi who has been celebrating by opening a bottle of Brunello 2010 with his family. Of course such important recognition would not be possible without the hard work and effort of all of our colleagues in the vineyards, in the cellar and in the... Read more >

Benfinita! The End of 2015 Harvest

Every year once the harvest is finished we celebrate it with a big lunch held inside our cellar with all our workers. It is called Benfinita. Last Sunday we celebrated the end of the 2015 harvest with the whole Il Poggione team with a beautiful meal and a happy atmosphere for the great vintage we had. During the lunch Leopoldo Franceschi awarded four of our workers who have been working for Il Poggione for 20 years: Antonio Vincelli, Salvatore Vincelli, Andrea Leoni and Mohsen Garouri. (Antonio Vincelli and Leopoldo Franceschi) (Leopoldo Franceschi and Salvatore Vincelli) (Andrea Leoni and Leopoldo Franceschi) (Leopoldo Franceschi and Mohsen... Read more >

Our Cellar Team

While the harvest continues we want to talk about the people that are taking care of the work in the cellar. Thanks to the up-to-date technologies in which we invested in 2004 when we built the new cellar, we only need a few people in the cellar, even during harvest. Our workers are guided by the expert help of our cellar master, Fabio Guerrini (second from the left), who has been working with us for almost 25 years. Their commitment and dedication guarantee the quality of the work in the cellar; we can be 100% focused on the grape selection in the vineyards because we can count on such a good team in the cellar under Fabio’s experienced... Read more >

The People Behind the 2015 Harvest

The 2015 harvest continues and today we would like to acknowledge those who physically take care of our grape selection: our workers. Some of our workers have been working for Il Poggione for many years or, in other cases, the job has been handed down from father to son along with a strong attachment to the land and to the winery. We are happy and proud of our team because we know we can count on their experience and their abilities. Happy... Read more >

Celebrating 50 Years of AIS!

Yesterday I was in Milan to celebrate the 50th anniversary of AIS (Italian Sommelier Association) with AIS President Antonello Maietta and other members of AIS. AIS has been successfully teaching consumers how to correctly drink and appreciate wine for half a century, allowing them to develop a deep understanding of wine culture and wine territories. Il Poggione participated in the event with 2009 Brunello, which received the Cinque Grappoli ( Five Bunches) award in the AIS wine guide Vitae 2015.   (From left to right, President Emeritus of AIS Eddy Furlan, AIS President Antonello Maietta, , Il Poggione winemaker Fabrizio Bindocci, AIS founding member Jean... Read more >