Tenuta Il Poggione - Brunello di Montalcino 2010
On World Brunello day (1 may) we also cracked this great red one.
Tenuta Il poggione - Brunello di Montalcino 2010 (89 tsomw points)
Dark ruby red in color.
Expressive nose of moccha, dark cherries, earthy minerality, spices and hints of leather.
Med-full bodied with fine-grained tannins, bright fruit, perfect balance and a long aftertaste. A gem. Will improve further with cellaring.
Varietal: 100% Sangiovese
Source: The winery's oldest vineyards, planted between 150 and 450 metres (490 - 1475 ft) above sea level.
Vine training system: Cordon spur and "doppio capovolto".
Harvest: By hand
Vinification: 15 - 20 days "submerged cap" fermentation in stainless steel tanks with indigenous yeasts at a controlled temperature 25/28 °C (77/82 F). Malolactic fermentation in stainless steel.
Aging: 36 months in large French oak barrels (30 - 50 hl or 872 -1373 Gallon) followed by a long bottle aging.
Food Pairings: Red meats, game, mature cheeses.