93 Points for Il Poggione 2011 Brunello di Montalcino!

We have received our first rating for the soon to be released 2011 Brunello di Montalcino! James Suckling awarded the 2011 Il Poggione Brunello di Montalcino 93 points! Here is the full review: “A red with plum, meat, cedar and sandalwood character on the nose and palate. Full-bodied, tight and structured. Racy finish. Refined at the end for a 2011.” This great rating comes after James Suckling awarded our 2010 Brunello Riserva 97 points. Read that review... Read more >

Vineyard Update: Turning Over the Soil

We are now working in the vineyards to turn over the soil because during the year we have compacted it passing over it with our machines. This is very important work because in addition to adding oxygen to the soil, the machine we use cuts the roots that are closer to the surface and insures the vines develop the roots that reach deeper into the soil. This is very useful because, in the drier vintages, the vine can find water in the deepest parts of the soil thanks to its deep... Read more >

Vineyard Update: Organic Fertilization

We have finished the work in the fields where we will be planting new vineyards in 2016.  We are fertilizing the soil using pelleted manure that is buried in the soil. Organic fertilization is very important: through the years the soil was depleted of organic substances, although there were animals grazing over it and partially fertilizing the soil. This is the only way we have to replenish those substances. In the vineyards we yearly re-integrate the organic substances in the soil using the same pelleted... 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