How Do We Clean Wine Barrels?

After 5-6 years, our big oak barrels require cleaning. The surface layer of wood (0.1-0.2 inches) needs to be removed so that the wine is in contact with renewed wood. This is not an easy task, which is why we use a highly specialized external company. In the video... Read more >

NEW! Scores from Wine Spectator

Featured in the March 30, 2016 edition of Wine Spectator Insider, the Il Poggione Brunello di Montalcino Riserva 2010 scored 94 points: 94 Points – Brunello di Montalcino Vigna Paganelli Riserva 2010 A dense, powerful version, packed with cherry, plum, herb,... Read more >

NEW! Scores from The Wine Advocate

The Wine Advocate, one of the world’s online leading resources for wine ratings, just released the scores for the soon-to-be-released Il Poggione 2011 Brunello di Montalcino and 2010 Brunello di Montalcino Riserva. Brunello di Montalcino 2011 – 95 Points... Read more >

Recent Reviews from Vinous

The excitment of Benvenuto Brunello is passing, but we are grateful for all the wonderful people sharing their thoughts of Il Poggione wines. Among those reviews are those from Antonio Galloni at Vinous Media. Read on for his individual reviews of our current and upcoming releases.

“Il Poggione shows why it is one of the top estates in Montalcino with these new releases. Both 2014 Rossos and the 2011 Brunello are terrific. Fabrizio and Alessandro Bindocci describe 2011 as a tough year because of the intense summer heat. There will be no Riserva in 2011, while production of the straight Brunello is around 150,000 bottles, down significantly from 230,000 that were made in 2010. The Brunellos are made with submerged-cap fermentation and spend three years in large French oak, with the Riserva seeing an additional year in cask.” – Antonio Galloni

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Il Poggione Featured at Vinous Media Event

  This September, Antonio Galloni presented “2010 Brunello di Montalcino: A Promise Fulfilled,” a Vinous Media event at Lincoln Ristorante in New York. Featuring the most highly regarded Brunellos in an excellent vintage, the tasting included food... Read more >