Sunny Skies in Montalcino

For the last few days in Montalcino, we’ve had sunny weather and very pleasant temperatures, with highs around 68 – 77°F (20-25°C). This time of the year, when the harvest is over, we start fertilizing our vineyards. We always pay a lot of attention to the environment and do not use any synthetic fertilizers; we use pelleted manure (see above) to infuse the soil with organic substances and spread it in the vineyard (see below). In the next days we will start sowing the Favino field... Read more >

2012 Rosso di Montalcino: 100 Best Buys of the Year!

We are happy to announce that the 2012 Il Poggione Rosso di Montalcino has been named one of the 100 Best Buys of the Year by Wine & Spirits. Our 2012 vintage of Rosso di Montalcino also received 92 points from the magazine. Please see below for the full review: “Mineral-inflected red and black cherry flavors mingle with tobacco leaf, savory herb and fennel notes in this elegant and structured red. Bright, concentrated and energetic, with good length and lift, it’s a classy rosso that would be delicious with braised pork... Read more >

Vineyard Update: Back to Work

Now that the harvest is over, we start some vineyard maintenance work. At this time, it is necessary to oxygenate the soil, which has been made compact by the tractors passing over it. At the same time oxygenation will prepare the soil for sowing Favino beans. The Favino will be used to fertilize the soil with organic substances and nitrogen once we bury it during its... Read more >

Wine Ratings


Brunello di Montalcino 2010

98 points
“The 2010 Brunello di Montalcino is a striking wine that shows uncompromising varietal pureness, albeit in a most concentrated and elaborate form. This is what great Sangiovese is all about. This is a true standout that can be enjoyed for up to 20 years ahead.”
– Monica Larner, The Wine Advocate


Brunello di Montalcino 2010

95 points
“Rich, with excellent density, ripe cherry and plum fruit, and a well-integrated structure. Licorice, earth and tobacco notes add depth while this cruises to a long, tobacco- and mineral-tinged finish. Shows balance and grip.”
– Bruce Sanderson, Wine Spectator


Rosso di Montalcino 2013

90 points
“Bright red cherries, stone fruits, smoke and tobacco are some of the notes that jump from the glass in the 2013 Rosso di Montalcino. In this vintage, the Rosso is bright, floral and medium in body, all of which make it extremely versatile. This is another fabulous Rosso from Il Poggione and also a terrific introduction to the year in Montalcino.”
– Antonio Galloni, Vinous Media


Brunello di Montalcino Riserva Vigna Paganelli 2007

95+ points
“A huge, dramatic wine, the 2007 Brunello di Montalcino Riserva literally explodes from the glass. This is a decidedly exuberant, flashy wine loaded with dark fruit. Tobacco, smoke, tar and licorice all come alive in this big, broad-shouldered Riserva. Here, too, the wine’s balance is impeccable.”
– Antonio Galloni, The Wine Advocate