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Poggio Antico Altero 2006
Color Dark-ruby red, very concentrated, with hints of purple, which show the great vitality of this vintage. Bouquet Evolved and austere, with beautiful aromas of wild ripe red berries, leather and spices. Taste Powerful, big, round, yet extremely elegant. Great balance, and velvety sweet tannins. Silky and very persistent in the finish. Wonderful aging potential. Technical Characteristics Grape Variety Sangiovese 100% Alcohol by volume 13.55% Net Dry Extract 32.90 g/liter Total Acidity (in Tartaric Acid) 5.72 g/liter Volatile Acidity (in Acetic Acid) 0.61 g/liter Soil Characteristics With Eocene origins, rich in clay, which ensures a perfect drainage. Vinification In 80-hectoliter stain-less steel tanks, truncated-cone shaped, at controlled temperature, which never exceeds 32°C. First fermentation lasted 16 days. Thanks to the particular technical characteristics of these tanks, which also have a completely removable lid, the punch-down system is used, instead of the pump-over procedure, in order to achieve a better and gentler extraction, avoiding the use of pumps. Aging 48 months in total, 36 of which in traditional Slavonian oak barrels (capacity 37-55.00 hl.) Bottle-aging Minimum 12 months of bottle aging before its release (end of January 2005). The wine was bottled in January 2004. Winemaker Carlo Ferrini
Editorial Reviews for Poggio Antico Altero
Fairly hard on the nose and dirty smelling, though there is some nice blackberry fruit here. Lean and dark on the palate as well, with a classically austere leather, medicinal herb and bitter cherry-stained palate. The feel is precise, focused and rather tannic, leading me to believe that better bottles exist out there. Even with the nose, this is still 88pts.
External Reviews for Poggio Antico Altero
The 2006 Brunello di Montalcino Altero is aged for two years in 500-liter French oak barrels and another two years in bottle. Here the oak gives the wine much of its volume and shape without coming across as over bearing. Dark wild cherries, new leat... Robert Parker's Wine Advocate. A Sangiovese Grosso wine from Tuscany in Italy. 2006 Poggio Antico Altero Brunello di Montalcino 750ml
Medium full body. Medium acid. Lots of fruit. Medium oak. Lots of tannin. Red fruits, tar, leather, cola. Tart, somewhat candied fruit dominates wood and spice. Complex, lingering.
This winery seems to have the magic touch when it comes to obtaining graceful complexity balanced with rich, ripe fruit in their wines. The anise, tar and tobacco aromas mingle with smoke and an elegant, reserved Damson plum/black cherry core. So well-crafted you could enjoy this now - but what a promising future!
Aromas of black cherry and mineral, with hints of flowers. Full-bodied, with pretty fruit, soft tannins and a medium finish. Balanced for the vintage. Best after 2008.
Displays aromas of raspberries, flowers and minerals. Full-bodied, yet refined and racy, with hints of black pepper and blackberry character. Racy finish. Drink now.
Poggio Antico is one of the brightest stars in 2004 Brunello di Montalcino. Paola Gloder and her team deliver a gorgeous wine that reaches to the highest levels of aromatic richness and intensity. The wine is succulent, concentrated and elegant with amazing persistency. Only the slight sourness of its tannins prevented it from scoring higher. Age five more years.
Delicious from start to finish; quite powerful. It's very ripe and very sweet-tasting and melts in the mouth, showing tons of plum, red berry and chocolate flavors. Give it until 1997 to come together.
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Dietary Information: Organic
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