@Decanter 18 (93) Points For 2009 Brunello di Montalcino

@Decanter 18 (93) Points For 2009 Brunello di Montalcino The letters and numbers you entered did not match the image. Please try again.As a final step before posting your comment, enter the letters and numbers you see in the image below. This prevents automated programs from posting comments.Having trouble reading this image? View an alternate. via Montalcino Report: From the May 2014 issue of...

Cool Weather Welcomed In Montalcino Where Vegetative Cycle Is 3 Weeks Early

Cool Weather Welcomed In Montalcino Where Vegetative Cycle Is 3 Weeks Early The inclement weather which has struck Italy since Saturday has brought cold, snow, and rain, also in Montalcino.The snow has begun falling again falling on the Mt. Amiata, while here in Sant’Angelo in Colle we have had some light rains.The temperatures have descended acutely, with minimums of +5° C. and maximums of...

@KerinOKeefe‎ 90 Points for 2009 Brunello @WineEnthusiast Advanced Guide 14

@KerinOKeefe‎ 90 Points for 2009 Brunello @WineEnthusiast Advanced Guide 14 Il Poggione 2009 Brunello di Montalcino90 pointsThis forward Brunello opens with a fruit and spice fragrance of ripe black berries, cinnamon and hot red pepper. The dense palate delivers fleshy black cherry, ripe black raspberry, black pepper and cake spices alongside dusty tannins.—Kerin O’KeefeWine Enthusiast...

Annapolis Capital Gazette @capgaznews Recommends Tenuta Il Poggione And Mazzoni

Annapolis Capital Gazette @capgaznews Recommends Tenuta Il Poggione And Mazzoni The letters and numbers you entered did not match the image. Please try again.As a final step before posting your comment, enter the letters and numbers you see in the image below. This prevents automated programs from posting comments.Having trouble reading this image? View an alternate. via Montalcino Report: Here’s...

2012 Rosso Is One Of @AntonioGalloni’s "Favorites" @VinousMedia 91 pts

2012 Rosso Is One Of @AntonioGalloni’s "Favorites" @VinousMedia 91 pts “Il Poggione’s 2012 Rosso di Montalcino is one of the best value-priced reds I tasted during my trip to Montalcino,” has written top Italian wine expert Antonio Galloni in his Vinous Media newsletter.Tenuta Il Poggione 2012 Rosso di Montalcino91 points”Il Poggione’s 2012 Rosso di Montalcino...

@MonicaLarner: 97 Brunello di Montalcino Riserva "springs to life in spectacular style" 94 points

@MonicaLarner: 97 Brunello di Montalcino Riserva "springs to life in spectacular style" 94 points From the February 2014 issue of Wine Advocate:Il Poggione Brunello di Montalcino Riserva 199993+ pointsThe 1999 Brunello di Montalcino Riserva shows a superior level of fruit integrity and bright intensity next to the base Brunello from the same vintage. This is a lovely, yet unabashedly masculine...

@Hawk_Wakawaka Is "In Love with Sangiovese Il Poggione 2008 Brunello di Montalcino"

@Hawk_Wakawaka Is "In Love with Sangiovese Il Poggione 2008 Brunello di Montalcino" Herewith Elaine Brown’s review of our 2008 Brunello di Montalcino:The 2008 Brunello di Montalcino from Il Poggione opens with lifted, juicy red fruit aromatics and palate giving savory and smoke accents. With air it changes significantly over the course of several hours. I strongly recommend opening...

Weather Progression Still Outside Of Seasonal Norms

Weather Progression Still Outside Of Seasonal Norms The seasonal progression continues to be outside of the norm.The scirocco wind brings high temperatures and also abundant rain, which, in these days, had also struck our zone, although marginally and in light amounts.The Orcia river, which runs on the edge of our lands, as you can see in the photo, was impetuous and with a high level of water. But...

Colder Weather In Montalcino But Talk Of Scirocco Raises Concerns

Colder Weather In Montalcino But Talk Of Scirocco Raises Concerns A note from the Tenuta Il Poggione winemaker, Fabrizio Bindocci:Once again the forecasts for bad weather that were to affect our zone have come true.Yesterday, we have had a day of sun, with minimum temperatures of 0° C. and maximums of 7° C. and this morning, when we left our homes, the sky was clear and the sun was shining.In the...

Expert Picks: Movia Vila Marija and Castello dei Rampolla

Expert Picks: Movia Vila Marija and Castello dei Rampolla via Inside IWM: The Underdog – a competitor thought to have little chance of winning a fight or contest. Astonishingly enough, there are many underdogs in the Italian wine world, and today, I wanted to point out two incredible wines that many pass up simply because they don’t know them. Even if you’ve enjoyed these wines before,...

Tenuta Il Poggione Winemaker Fabrizio Bindocci Featured In Forbes

Tenuta Il Poggione Winemaker Fabrizio Bindocci Featured In Forbes “During the grape harvest of 2013,” writes Cathy Huyghe in an article published last week by Forbes magazine, “I was visiting Tenuta Il Poggione in Montalcino, home to some of Italy’s most expensive wines. As I walked the vineyards with winemaker Fabrizio Bindocci, harvesters all around us carved gorgeous, lush, fully ripe...

"The 2013 harvest for the Tenuta Il Poggione will be an excellent vintage."

"The 2013 harvest for the Tenuta Il Poggione will be an excellent vintage." In the cellar, we are racking the wines that have finished their malolactic fermentation in order to remove the solids.With respect to previous years, we are at least 20 days ahead of schedule. The wines are still “hard” because of their tannic nature and their acidity.Today, it is difficult to evaluate the...

Alessandro Appears @GrapeCollective (Debut Issue)

Alessandro Appears @GrapeCollective (Debut Issue) The letters and numbers you entered did not match the image. Please try again.As a final step before posting your comment, enter the letters and numbers you see in the image below. This prevents automated programs from posting comments.Having trouble reading this image? View an alternate. via Montalcino Report: We are very glad to share with you...

Expert Picks: Miani and Ca’ Marcanda

Expert Picks: Miani and Ca’ Marcanda via Inside IWM: There are some wines that we can keep in stock no matter how many bottles we can secure—and sometimes that number’s big and other times it’s unbelievably small. Miani makes so little wine that IWM can barely buy enough of the estate’s cult-like whites and reds to satisfy demand. Gaja’s production is a lot higher than Miani’s,...

How Vin Santo Is Made

How Vin Santo Is Made The Trebbiano and Malvasia grapes harvest for the Vin Santo have completed their drying process on the straw mats.The bunches are chosen one by one and the rotten bunches, if any, are removed.The grapes in the crates are placed in the press and then are pressed.The most is rich in sugar: 375 grams per liter.Then begins the long process of aging the grapes in small barrels called...

Alessandro Bindocci & Tenuta Il Poggione Featured @TastingPanel @TomCaestecker

Alessandro Bindocci & Tenuta Il Poggione Featured @TastingPanel @TomCaestecker True to the RootsBy Thomas CaesteckerTasting Panel, December 2013A deft balance of innovation and tradition allows Il Poggione to stand out in Montalcino.The aspect of tradition is so axiomatic in Italian winemaking that, for some in the industry, it might produce a bit of obstinacy. This can be true for both government...

After Unusual Warm Weather, Temperatures In Line With Average For This Period

After Unusual Warm Weather, Temperatures In Line With Average For This Period After days of inclement weather with rain, which was fortunately for us modest in intensity, dumping more than 100 mm of rain on our territory, fair weather has returned.This morning the low temperature was 3° C. This is due to the fact that Mt. Amiata, which is in front of us, yesterday and last night made 5-10 cm of...

Tuscan wines in the Top 100 of the most sought after labels

Tuscan Wine in TOP100
 Five great Tuscan wines in the Top 100 of the most sought after labels Italy scrambles to France in the export of wine in the United States , but then the transalpine we inflict a heavy 79 to 5 in the ranking of perceived quality. Exactly in the Top 100 wines of the most sought after American website clicked Wine-Searcher.com French producers monopolize positions 79 to 100. Only Tuscan wines...