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Il Poggione Rosso di Montalcino 2015

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Younger, more accessible version of the Brunello, but already with an excellent structure and a great personality, Rosso di Montalcino is a very important wine for Tenuta Il Poggione. Produced entirely from Sangiovese grapes, sourced in the estate's younger vineyards, Rosso di Montalcino is aged for 12 months in large casks before a period of bottle aging. The wood aging, although not obligatory for the production of Rosso di Montalcino, tones down the tannins typical of a young Sangiovese and gives this red wine a complexity of aroma and structure that make it a great "Young Brunello". Tasting Notes: Intense ruby red colour. Fruity bouquet with red berry notes. Very well structured, yet soft, long-lasting flavour with smooth, velvety tannins. Food Pairings: Pasta with meat sauce, roasted, grilled meats and medium strength cheeses.
Category Red Wine
Varietal
Country Italy
Region Tuscany
Appellation Rosso di Montalcino
Brand Il Poggione
Alcohol/vol 14%
  • ws91

Wine SpectatorBright, delicate and vibrant, with berry and floral flavors. Accents of earth, tobacco and spice add interest as they linger on the finish. Well-rounded and long. Drink now through 2023. 16,666 cases made.

Bruce Sanderson, September 30, 2017
  • we88

Wine EnthusiastUnderbrush, red berry and clove aromas carry over to the linear palate, which is steeped in espresso flavor. While it's already accessible, fine-grained tannins give it a firm structure. Drink through 2020.

Kristen Fogg, April 1, 2017