Thunder and Lightning in Montalcino

  In the last few days, rain has fallen almost every day in good amounts. This will certainly help in the upcoming summer. Last night, we had a thunderstorm in Sant’Angelo and Montalcino. In the photo above, you can see an old oak tree that was struck by lightning. We have been lucky because other regions experienced hail, but our bad weather brought only rain. Meanwhile, the vines continue their growing process and blossoming will occur... Read more >

Incredible Score Released from International Wine Report

International Wine Report just released the tasting reports for both 2011 Brunello di Montalcino and 2010 Brunello di Montalcino Riserva, remarking that Il Poggione “made absolutely stunning wines which were among the very best in 2011.”  Here are the reviews of the current releases of Brunello from Il Poggione: 96 pts – IL POGGIONE Brunello di Montalcino 2011 The 2011 Il Poggione is an absolutely striking Brunello. Elegant and classy with aromas of fresh red fruits, floral, minerals and touch of spice all coming together in the gorgeous wine. This displays remarkable overall balance, depth and focus with a beautiful silky texture and wonderful finesse as it leads up to the long, expansive finish. A simply incredible showing from Il Poggione in 2011. (Best 2018-2032) 97  IL POGGIONE Brunello di Montalcino, Riserva ‘Vigna Paganelli’ 2010 The 2010 Il Poggione ‘Vigna Paganelli’ Brunello Riserva is a striking wine, impressive for its elegance and refined character. As this slowly opens it begins to release alluring aromas of cherries and blackberries along with dried floral, minerals and leather all taking shape in the glass. This sophisticated Brunello displays remarkable overall structure and balance with fine silky tannins leading up to the long finish. A simply gorgeous, age worthy Brunello, which will demand at least a few years of cellaring before it will show its best. (Best 2020-2032) Click the link below to read the full report.... Read more >

Wine Ratings

98

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

95

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

90

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

95

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