New reviews of 04 and 03 Riserva and an important tasting of Brunello di Montalcino


At Il Poggione we have been very happy to see the many positive reviews of our 2004 Brunello di Montalcino and our 2003 Brunello di Montalcino Riserva "Vigna Paganelli", our cru Brunello di Montalcino, which both were presented to the journalists and the public at Benvenuto Brunello 2009 for the first time. 

Here are some new reviews from the prestigious German magazine, Falstaff. (Click on the links for the original German.)

Brunello di Montalcino 2004 – 91 Points. Bright, deep ruby
garnet. Very clear and finely crafted nose shows notes of ripe cherries, a
little cinnamon, leather. On the palate the games open with fine tannin, built
on a long, minerally, salty, meaty long reverberation.

Brunello di Montalcino Riserva 2003 Vigna Paganelli – 92
Points. Intense, bright ruby. Very clear nose with lots of juicy cherry fruit,
finely drawn, with cloves on the background. On the palate, ripe cherries and a
lot of plums, fine tannins, unfolds with very good length. The persistence is
salty, and long lasting; the alcohol is well integrated.

We were also glad to be included in an important tasting (the photo above) led by journalist Franco Ziliani on Monday, March 16, 2009, and organized by the Associazione Italiana Sommelier in Italy. Il Poggione was chosen as a best example of a Brunello made from grapes grown in the south "area, vocatissima, di Sant’Angelo in Colle", in the "very well-suited" for growing Sangiovese "area of Sant'Angelo in Colle".

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