Herewith the notes of Greogory Dal Piaz's on Tenuta Il Poggione, one of his "Top Ten Sangiovese Producers" for the website Snooth.
Il Poggione pumps out predictably reliable wines in rather formidable quantities, ensuring that the wines are both available and affordable. These are rather classic wines, rich yet elegant with lovely fruit and earth tones.
Their line-up includes:
Rosso di Montalcino – Not as easy to find as the Brunello, this is a great introduction to the house style, open and rather silky.
Brunello di Montalcino – Pretty classically styled, this exemplifies what Brunello can be. Softened with oak ageing, yet without any marks of new oak, it’s a wine of lovely fruit and complexity.
Brunello di Montalcino Riserva Vigna Paganelli – A single vineyard wine produced only in the best vintages. This really ratchets up the power and depth from their classic Brunello but is cut from the same cloth.