Tenuta Il Poggione winemaker Alessandro Bindocci (pictured above in a seminar he led last week in Austin, Texas) is making his New York Wine Experience debut this week, pouring the Tenuta Il Poggione 2007 Brunello di Montalcino (see details below). He is also pouring his wines at the Terlato Wines International Trade tasting (details below).
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 24
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm Terlato Wines Tasting Harlow 111 East 56th Street between Park & Madison Aves New York NY tel. 212-935-6600
Featured Wines: Rosso di Montalcino 2011, Brunello di Montalcino 2007, Brunello di Montalcino Riserva Paganelli 2007, and Brunello di Montalcino Riserva Paganelli 2006 (magnum)
"A white Super Tuscan... The wine smelled fresh and lively, like a green whiff of spring. On the palate, it exhibited focused and controlled fruit, prickly acids, some aromatic qualities, and a surprisingly lush finish. It was light but complex, and a fine value for the price. Sampled with a white pizza topped with arugula and parmesan, the food-friendly acids kicked into high gear, and the wine became juicier and rounder. A delight."
Yesterday was the last day of Benvenuto Brunello and when we awoke we have seen Sant'Angelo in Colle completely white, covered in snow with large flakes that were falling.
Even along the way toward the event and in Montalcino, we have found the road and the fields covered with snow.
This did not create access problems in Montalcino because the Municipality and the Province and the wineries have worked swiftly all the day long to keep the roads clear and open.
We feared that the attendance would drop because of the inclement weather but despite everything, there were many visitors and all of the industry operators, both on Sunday and Monday.
The 2012 vintage has been evaluated with the maximum Five Stars and the celebratory ceramic was created by Cruciani, which has become famous all over the world for its production of bracelets in macramé.
We have wished to included below a link that will allow our readers to download useful informations from the seminar, a document prepared by the Consorzio del Vino Brunello di Montalcino, with texts about the appellation history, regulations, and tasting notes.