1997 Brunello di Montalcino Il Poggione

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Average critic rating : 84.0 points



The 1997 Brunello di Montalcino is drained and dimmed with savory spice and crushed spice. It’s overall message is muddled and confused. Drink: 2014-2015. Wine Advocate.February, 2014

Tenuta Il Poggione is an Italian wine producer based in Montalcino, Tuscany. The winery is considered one of the major producers of Brunello di Montalcino with a total of 600 hectares of land in which 125 are devoted to vineyards. The estate’s philosophy is that diversified agriculture is essential to the well-being of their vineyards and for this reason the estate devotes the balance of their land to olive groves, woodlands and their family farm. Their Sangiovese vines, planted in 1964, are the potentially the oldest in Montalcino. The family-owned winery was purchased in 1890 and is now run by Leopoldo and Livia Franceschi, who combine tradition with progressive equipment and techniques to make a vibrant style of Brunello. In the vineyards, the vines are worked by hand and careful berry by berry selection is carried out during harvest. In the winery, only native yeast is used where wines are fermented in stainless steel and aged in only French oak (mostly untoasted) before being bottled unfiltered. The resulting wines are structured and powerful yet maintain the elegance associated with traditional Brunello di Montalcino.

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