The photograph of my father Fabrizio Bindocci was taken by wine writer American Tom Hyland.
My father and I were very contented to see Il Poggione in the "Top 100 Italian Wines" selected by venerated wine writer Tom Hyland. Thanks to you Mr. Hyland! And "complimenti" for your fine blog http://learnitalianwines.wordpress.com
Herewith is what Mr. Hyland wrote:
"What makes Il Poggione Brunello di Montalcino so special can
be summarized by two factors: superb vineyards and outstanding winemaking.
Fabrizio Bindocci, a thoughtful, gracious man, makes Brunello today as he
always has – in the traditional method. He ages his Brunello di Montalcino in grandi
botti, the large casks that ensure the natural flavors of the Sangiovese grapes
are preserved along with the characteristics of the Sant'Angelo terroir. A
regular bottling of Brunello di Montalcino is produced each year and in the
finest vintages, a Riserva bottling is also made (this wine receives at least
one extra year of aging in wood)".
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