2010 Il Poggione Brunello di Montalcino
Some of the great vintages, ’82 Bordeaux, ’77 Porto, ’78 Rhone, ’94 Napa
If you had the chance to go back and grab a few of these for your cellar, wouldn’t you?
Well, now is your chance to look back with no regret. The 2010 vintage Tuscan wines are destined for greatness and your favorite wine shop has you covered with one of the finest producers in the zone!
The story of Tenuta Il Poggione – the estate as we know it today – began at the end of the 19th century. Franceschi’s greatest achievement was to recognize the area’s potential for vine cultivation and wine-making and to see the possibilities of the Sangiovese grapes that had always been grown in the area. His management, modern business approach and enterprise marked the end of what until then had still been almost mediaeval agricultural methods. New Sangiovese clones were selected, better adapted to producing good quality grapes, and new vineyards were planted in the most suitable terroirs, with a view to producing high-class wines.
“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. There’s so much happening on the nose and the wine brings you to cherry, spice, licorice, cured meat, pressed rose and grilled meat in equal measure. No one element overpowers the next. The mouthfeel is also tight and bright with the kind of fruit intensity that promises long cellar aging. This Brunello is only at the beginning of a long road ahead. The longer the wine stays in the glass, the more it offers in terms of complexity and intensity. This is a true standout that can be enjoyed for up to 20 years ahead.
Fabrizio Bindocci and his son Alessandro are the most accomplished father-son winemaking team I can think of today in Italy. Il Poggione is owned by Leopoldo and Livia Franceschi, but the phenomenal Bindocci duo are very much in the limelight. They excel in every aspect of winemaking, from vineyard management to wine marketing. Never have I encountered a Il Poggione Brunello as beautiful as the one released this year. This is one of the highest expression of Sangiovese you will ever taste.”
98 POINTS – Wine Advocate
2010 Il Poggione Brunello di Montalcino $79.99*
Case Price (10% Off) $863.89*/$71.99* bottle
6 bottle Price (5% Off) $455.94*/$75.99* bottle