Come taste 2012 Brunello!

As we do every year, next week we will be in the US to present the new release 2012 Brunello di Montalcino and 2015 Rosso di Montalcino. The first tasting will take place in New York at the Gotham Hall on January 17 from 1pm to 6pm. The event is strictly open to the trade until 4 pm but, new this year, it will be open to all “Brunello lovers” from 4 pm until 6 pm. Registration for the event can be made here: http://www.ieemusa.com/index.php/registration-88 The very same night we will take part in a charity dinner at Del Posto, pairing their food with the newly released Brunello 2012 from over 30 wineries. The profits from the dinner will go to the relief for the devastating earthquakes that happened in central Italy in 2016. Reservations for the dinner and more information can be found on http://delposto.com/news-events/unveiling-2012-vintage-brunello-di-montalcino/ Two days later, on January 19, we will move to Houston, where, at the Crystal ballroom, we will present our wines from 1pm to 5pm. Just like New York, non-trade Brunello lovers will be able to come to the tasting from 4pm. Registration is on here: http://www.ieemusa.com/index.php/registration-88   We are looking forward to seeing you and sharing our Brunello... Read more >

Opera Wine invitees announced…

Today the journalist Luciano Ferraro announced in Italy’s major national newspaper “Corriere della Sera” the wineries that have been selected by Wine Spectator to take part to Opera Wine. And Il Poggione is one of them – we will be pouring the Brunello di Montalcino 2006 Riserva Vigna Paganelli. This is an event that will take part the day before Vinitaly where about 100 Italian wineries (104 this year), selected by Wine Spectator will pour an older wine rated 90+ by Wine Spectator. It is an invitation-only event also for the guests, all of whom are collectors, wine lovers and trade customers. It is a great honor for us to have been selected by Wine Spectator’s editorial team and we are looking forward to Opera Wine 2017. photo: Alessandro and Fabrizio Bindocci at Opera Wine... Read more >

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 >

Harvest Celebration 2016

Yesterday, we celebrated the Benfinita della vendemmia, a traditional ceremony to mark the end of the harvest. As we have done in past years, we organized a lunch with all the Il Poggione workers and employees in the cellar. We toasted with our Rosè and started a long lunch prepared by some of our workers, including a bruschetta made with the newly pressed olive oil and  delicious spit-roasted chickens. Our proprietor Leopoldo Franceschi gave a gold medal to our employees who have worked with us for 20 years, to thank them for their continuous support and dedication. This year’s recipients were Elisabetta Vincelli, qho works both in the cellar preparing orders and shipments and in the vineyards, and Simone Simi, our mechanic. Unlike most wineries, all of our workers are employed throughout the full year; we do not hire temporary workers during harvest.  This commitment ensures that we have many workers who remain with Il Poggione for decades and contribute their invaluable experience to the work in the vineyards and winery. It is our privilege to celebrate them and another harvest-... Read more >

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