Il Poggione Selezione Leopoldo Franceschi 2012

Varietal: Region :
Brunello di Montalcino, Italy
$44.99

SKU# 0071106203512


Quick Overview

Since 1890, the Franceschi family has helped develop standards for the prestigious Brunello di Montalcino region as a founding member of the Brunello Consortium. Today, the winery continues its winemaking philosophy: To create wines of impeccable quality and style, enhanced by the use of organic substances and all natural products.

This Rosso di Montalcino Selezione Leopoldo Franceschi was personally selected from the best Rosso di Montalcino barrels, usually reserved for guests of the winery. Only 4,000 bottles of this highly exclusive wine were produced and only 50 cases were sent to the United States.

The wine is an intense ruby with aromas of red fruit, dark berries, underwood and sweet spices. It is rich and complex on the palate with velvety tannins and a persistent finish.
Style:
Complex, Dry, Structured
Flavor:
Dark Fruit, Spices
Pairs with:
Pasta with Red Sauces, Roast Pork, Steak

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Il Poggione Selezione Leopoldo Franceschi
Il Poggione Selezione Leopoldo Franceschi
Il Poggione Selezione Leopoldo Franceschi
Details
Since 1890, the Franceschi family has helped develop standards for the prestigious Brunello di Montalcino region as a founding member of the Brunello Consortium. Today, the winery continues its winemaking philosophy: To create wines of impeccable quality and style, enhanced by the use of organic substances and all natural products. This Rosso di Montalcino Selezione Leopoldo Franceschi was personally selected from the best Rosso di Montalcino barrels, usually reserved for guests of the winery. Only 4,000 bottles of this highly exclusive wine were produced and only 50 cases were sent to the United States. The wine is an intense ruby with aromas of red fruit, dark berries, underwood and sweet spices. It is rich and complex on the palate with velvety tannins and a persistent finish.
Bottle Size 750 ml
Appellation Tuscany
Sub-Appellation Brunello di Montalcino
Grape Varieties 100% Sangiovese
Wine Maker Fabrizio Bindocci
Alcohol Percentage 14.5%
Fermentation 12-15 days submerged cap fermentation at controlled temperatures
Aging 12 months in French oak barrels and barriques, followed by a minimum of 8 months bottle aging

Reviews for this vintage: 2012

91 Wine & Spirits, Apr 2015
Vintage: 2012
By Joshua Greene

<p>This structured sangiovese offers dense and pithy red fruit flavors packed with herbs, baking spices and vanilla. It will benefit from a year or two in bottle so that the tannins can integrate with the flavors; then it will make a good partner for a rich braise.</p>