We are thrilled to share that Wine Spectator has named Il Poggione’s 2010 Brunello di Montalcino in its Top 100 Wines of 2015. Our 2010 Brunello secured the number 4 spot of wines rated in 2015!
Here is the link to the Top 10 List of 2015: Wine Spectator Top 100 – Il Poggione
Make sure to check out the video narrated by Bruce Sanderson!
Of the Il Poggione winery, Bruce Sanderson writes:
“This tradition-minded property is currently owned by the fifth generation of the Franceschi family. Estate manager Fabrizio Bindocci started in 1976, first responsible for viticulture, then adding winemaking duties in 1999. Il Poggione’s 320 acres of vineyards range in elevation from 500 to 1,500 feet, giving Bindocci, now joined by his son Alessandro, the resources to make a balanced Brunello each vintage; in 2010, favorable growing conditions contributed to something truly special. The wine macerates for 20 to 25 days on the skins with a submerged cap, then ages three years in 3,000- and 5,000-liter oak casks.”
Here are the Wine Spectator tasting notes for the 2010 Il Poggione Brunello di Montalcino, which received 95 points:
“Rich, with excellent density, ripe cherry and plum fruit, and a well-integrated structure. Licorice, earth and tobacco notes add depth while this cruises to a long, tobacco- and mineral-tinged finish. Shows balance and grip. Best from 2018 through 2033.” —Bruce Sanderson
This is a great honor for the Il Poggione winery and our winemaking team.