We are thrilled by the newest post regarding 2010 Brunello di Montalcino on the Tuscan Vines blog. We are, of course, glad to hear John enjoyed our 2010 Brunello and are excited to share his highly complimentary review and 96 point rating below.
From Tuscan Vines:
“Tenuta Il Poggione, along with the iconic Biondi Santi and Frescobaldi, is one of three original producers of Brunello di Montalcino. For over a century, the Franceschi family has been tending their farm southwest of Montalcino and producing wines of stature and elegance. With vineyards at 400 meters above sea level, the cool breezes from the Mediteranean, which is only 30 minutes by car from this portion of the Brunello zone, allow for cool nights and even ripening as the gentle winds help to prevent rot and fungus in the vineyards.
“Winemaker Alessandro Bindocci is at the top of his game, and his 2010 Il Poggione Brunello is epic. In the glass, the wine is a near opaque ruby red with intense aromas of crushed cherry, flowers, new leather, and herbs. On the palate, the purity of the wine is amazing. Juicy and fresh with abundant red fruit, pipe tobacco and savory herb components, this well structured and balanced wine is one of the benchmarks of the vintage for me. Stupendous. 96 points.“