Il Poggione Rosso di Montalcino 2014

Varietal: Region :
Rosso di Montalcino, Italy
    $29.99

    SKU# 0071105102014


    Quick Overview

    Rosso di Montalcino is a younger, more accessible version of Brunello, but already very well-developed with a strong character. Produced entirely from Sangiovese grapes from the youngest of the estate’s vineyards, it is matured for 12 months in large barrels before undergoing a period of bottle aging.

    Ruby red in color, this wine shows an intense bouquet of wild berry fruit. The palate is velvety and rich, with great structure and smooth, rounded tannins. Some refer to this wine as a “baby Brunello”.
    Style:
    Dry, Fruity, Rich
    Flavor:
    Red Fruit, Wild Berry
    Pairs with:
    Pasta with Red Sauces, Pizza with Traditional Red Sauce, Pork Chops

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    Details
    Rosso di Montalcino is a younger, more accessible version of Brunello, but already very well-developed with a strong character. Produced entirely from Sangiovese grapes from the youngest of the estate’s vineyards, it is matured for 12 months in large barrels before undergoing a period of bottle aging. Ruby red in color, this wine shows an intense bouquet of wild berry fruit. The palate is velvety and rich, with great structure and smooth, rounded tannins. Some refer to this wine as a “baby Brunello”.
    Bottle Size 750 ml
    Appellation Tuscany
    Sub-Appellation Rosso di Montalcino
    Grape Varieties 100% Sangiovese
    Wine Maker Fabrizio Bindocci
    Alcohol Percentage 14.0%
    Fermentation 12-15 days submerged cap fermentation at controlled temperatures of 25°-28°C.
    Aging 12 months in French oak barrels and barriques, followed by a minimum of 8 months bottle aging.

    Reviews for other vintages


    91 Vinous Media, Feb 2015
    Vintage: 2013
    By Antonio Galloni
    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. Drinking window: 2015 - 2023. Il Poggione remains a reference point for Montalcino. No large estate does a better job of achieving high quality at these production numbers, which typically top 220,000 bottles of Brunello alone. Fabrizio Bindocci and his son Alessandro, along with their team, have done a fabulous job with the new and upcoming releases. Since 1995 the Poggione Brunellos have been made with submerged-cap fermentations, an approach that is typical in Piedmont, but less so in Montalcino. The Brunellos are aged 33Hl French oak casks, three years for the straight Brunello and four years for the Riserva. In addition to these wines, I also tasted all of the estate's Brunellos from cask, as I have done here for many years. There will be no Riserva in either 2014 and 2013, while the lots are still separate for the 2012 and 2011. In my opinion, Il Poggione's straight Brunello di Montalcino is the single greatest, cellar worthy, Old World red for the money.

    91 Decanter, Apr 2015
    Vintage: 2013
    By Ian D'Agata
    Deep, rich aromas and flavors of violets, minerals and dark cherry. Well-balanced, fleshy and ripe with decent length. The kind of wine that could handle the label 'good Tuscan red'. Drink: 2016-2021. See full article attached.

    92 Wine & Spirits, Apr 2015
    Vintage: 2012
    By Joshua Greene
    Mineral-inflected red and black cherry flavors mingle with tobacco leaf, savory herb and fennel notes in this elegant and structured red. Bright, concentrated and energetic, with good length and lift, it's a classy rosso that would be delicious with braised pork ragu.

    91 Vinous Media, Mar 2014
    Vintage: 2012
    By Antonio Galloni
    Il Poggione's 2012 Rosso di Montalcino bursts from the glass with sweet red cherries, raspberries, pomegranate and spices. This is a superb Rosso to drink now or cellar.

    91 Vinous Media, Mar 2014
    Vintage: 2012
    By Antonio Galloni
    Il Poggione's 2012 Rosso di Montalcino bursts from the glass with sweet red cherries

    91 Vinous Media, May 2014
    Vintage: 2012
    By Antonio Galloni
    The 2012 Rosso di Montalcino bursts from the glass with sweet red cherries, raspberries and pomegranate. Rich, layered and intense to the core, the 2012 captures the essence of a year in which both dry extracts and acidities are high. Readers looking for value, will adore the Rosso, a wine that also happens to be one my personal favorites. The 2012 is another fabulous edition for this perennial overachiever. Even though the 2012 is delicious right now, I would be tempted to give it further time in bottle.

    90 Wine Spectator, Oct 2014
    Vintage: 2012
    By Bruce Sanderson
    “A fine Rosso, with cherry, floral, tobacco and spice flavors imparting harmony and grace. The lively acidity and refined tannins frame the flavors. Lingering finish. Drink now through 2020. 12,500 cases made”. –BS

    91 Wine Advocate, Jun 2013
    Vintage: 2011
    By Robert M. Parker, Jr.
    Il Poggione's 2011 Rosso di Montalcino bursts from the glass with intense, layered fruit. A big, voluptuous wine, the 2011 stands out for its generous, utterly inviting personality. Hints of spices and rose petals add complexity, but in the end in 2011 the Rosso is a wine mostly of juicy, textural impact. The estate's Rosso is made from the estate's youngest vines and lower-altitude vineyards. Anticipated maturity: 2014-2021.

    91 Vinous Media, Sep 2013
    Vintage: 2011
    By Antonio Galloni
    Il Poggione's 2011 Rosso di Montalcino bursts from the glass with intense, layered fruit. A big, voluptuous wine, the 2011 stands out for its generous, utterly inviting personality. Hints of spices and rose petals add complexity, but in the end in 2011 the Rosso is a wine mostly of juicy, textural impact. The estate's Rosso is made from the estate's youngest vines and lower-altitude vineyards. Drinking window: 2014 - 2021

    90 Wine Spectator, Oct 2013
    Vintage: 2011
    By Bruce Sanderson
    A mix of cherry, plum, leather, tobacco and earth flavors courses through this firm, chewy red. Traditional in style, with the tannins leaving an astringent feel. Gains harmony with air. Decant. Best from 2015 through 2022. 12,500 cases made.-B.S.

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