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 >

Incredible Score Released from International Wine Report

International Wine Report just released the tasting reports for both 2011 Brunello di Montalcino and 2010 Brunello di Montalcino Riserva, remarking that Il Poggione “made absolutely stunning wines which were among the very best in 2011.”  Here are the reviews of the current releases of Brunello from Il Poggione: 96 pts – IL POGGIONE Brunello di Montalcino 2011 The 2011 Il Poggione is an absolutely striking Brunello. Elegant and classy with aromas of fresh red fruits, floral, minerals and touch of spice all coming together in the gorgeous wine. This displays remarkable overall balance, depth and focus with a beautiful silky texture and wonderful finesse as it leads up to the long, expansive finish. A simply incredible showing from Il Poggione in 2011. (Best 2018-2032) 97  IL POGGIONE Brunello di Montalcino, Riserva ‘Vigna Paganelli’ 2010 The 2010 Il Poggione ‘Vigna Paganelli’ Brunello Riserva is a striking wine, impressive for its elegance and refined character. As this slowly opens it begins to release alluring aromas of cherries and blackberries along with dried floral, minerals and leather all taking shape in the glass. This sophisticated Brunello displays remarkable overall structure and balance with fine silky tannins leading up to the long finish. A simply gorgeous, age worthy Brunello, which will demand at least a few years of cellaring before it will show its best. (Best 2020-2032) Click the link below to read the full report.... Read more >

Wine Spectator Advance Reveals New Score for 2011 Brunello

The June issues of Wine Spectator will showcase newly released scores for the Il Poggione 2011 Brunello and the 2010 Brunello ‘Vigna Paganelli’ Riserva.  It is an honor to receive these scores, and we look forward to reading more in the coming issues of Wine Spectator. 91 points IL POGGIONE Brunello di Montalcino 2011 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. Best from 2018 through 2027.–BS   94 points IL POGGIONE Brunello di Montalcino ‘Vigna Paganelli’ Riserva 2010 A dense, powerful version, packed with cherry, plum, herb, earth and underbrush flavors. Vibrant, showing solid grip, this ends with echoes of fruit, earth and tobacco. Best from 2019 through... Read more >

NEW! Scores from Wine Spectator

Featured in the March 30, 2016 edition of Wine Spectator Insider, the Il Poggione Brunello di Montalcino Riserva 2010 scored 94 points: 94 Points – Brunello di Montalcino Vigna Paganelli Riserva 2010 A dense, powerful version, packed with cherry, plum, herb, earth and underbrush flavors. Vibrant, demonstrating solid grip, this ends with echoes of fruit, earth and tobacco. Best from 2019 through 2032.... Read more >