Gem from the Cellar

Sometimes it happens to find, in our cellar, small gems as the one in the photo. It is a bottle of “Red wine from Brunello vineyards” vintage 1974, with a very particular label, very hard (or almost impossible) to find nowadays. It was an excellent surprise also because, despite the age, the wine was still alive. Notes: Lighter in color, with the red notes fading towards a very light red/garnet at the rim. On the nose, there were light floral notes, leather and still some hints of dry red fruits. On the palate we were impressed to still find some freshness and some fruit, though very light and... Read more >

Introducing Brunello di Montalcino 2010!

A new year, a new vintage of our Brunello di Montalcino! It’s 2015 and it’s time for the 2010 Brunello, a five star vintage that is highly anticipated by Brunello lovers all over the world. The year 2010 saw a delay in the budding due to below average spring temperatures and frequent rainfalls. Summer was marked by a stable climate with good weather conditions and minimal rain during the month of August that mitigated the heat and allowed for a recovery of the phenological cycle. Our 2010 Brunello has a classy, calibrated and complex nose and a full body with soft tannins perfectly integrated with the acidity, showing the wine’s great aging potential. It has already received its first great rating, 93 points from James Suckling. Read the full review... Read more >

Il Poggione Brunello 2009 is Featured on Tuscan Vines!

John Fodera, a well-known blogger and expert on Tuscan wines, just released his 2009 Brunello report on his site (Photo Credit to John Fodera) Il Poggione is featured at length as one of the original producers of Brunello di Montalcino, with the Franceschi family having worked the vineyards for over a century. Fodera recommends the 2009 Il Poggione Brunello di Montalcino with a 91-pt score and these tasting notes: “Full bodied on the palate with lively ripe fruit and elegant refined tannins, the wild cherry flavors are persistent and backed by lots of fresh acidity that provides graceful structure. Deftly crafted.” To read the full review, please visit Fodera’s site... Read more >