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 >

2010 Brunello di Montalcino Riserva “Vigna Paganelli” … One of the best wines in Italy

At the Best Italian Wine Award last week, our 2010 Brunello di Montalcino Riserva “Vigna Paganelli” was awarded n.34 of the 50 best Italian wines of 2016!  Luca Gardini (in the photo with Fabrizio Bindocci), World Best Sommelier in 2010, as well as a jury that includes Tim Atkin MW and Christy Canterbury MW as well as the Italian wine crtitic Daniele Cernilli, tasted many different Italian wines before selecting the top 50. Another important achievement for Il Poggione! Thanks to Luca Gardini and all the members of the... Read more >

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 >