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 >

Tenuta Il Poggione Has A New Website

Today we have launched our redesigned website www.tenutailpoggione.it with new amazing photos and information about us and our wines.  We invite you to visit the website and take in all the beauty of our winery and vineyards.... 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 >

How Do We Clean Wine Barrels?

After 5-6 years, our big oak barrels require cleaning. The surface layer of wood (0.1-0.2 inches) needs to be removed so that the wine is in contact with renewed wood. This is not an easy task, which is why we use a highly specialized external company. In the video below you can see a worker inside the barrel. The barrel, after the planing, is washed with water (photo above)  and then filled again with wine.... Read more >