+ Add Critic Score

Submit a Critic Score

Score:

Name of Critic:

Close

Poggio Antico Rosso di Montalcino 2008

Winemaker's Notes:

As a D.O.C. appellation (Denominazione di Origine Controllata - controlled from the origin) wine Rosso di Montalcino has its own regulations that are - to some extent - similar to those of Brunello. However, the appellation of Rosso di Montalcino permits higher yields per hectare than those allowed for the production of Brunello, without a mandatory period of aging in wood. Also, the minimum alcohol content for this wine is 12.0% by volume, instead of the 12.5% that is necessary for Brunello. At Poggio Antico we make no distinction during the harvest between grapes destined for various wines (except for Riserva) so that the yield and therefore the quality of the fruit used for Rosso di Montalcino is identical to those of Brunello and Altero. Therefore our Rosso di Montalcino is made by bottling a small quantity of Brunello early. The wine spends an entire year in 500-liter French oak tonneaux and is then "bottle-aged" for at least four months before release. Poggio Antico's Rosso di Montalcino is characterized by an intense ruby red color, a pleasant and rich bouquet that is fresh, with hints of raspberry. Its taste is firm, generous and well balanced, with sour black cherry flavors and very good tannins. In extremely favorable vintages, all the crop is destined for the production of Brunello and Altero. For this reason, the production of Rosso di Montalcino may vary considerably and is not guaranteed yearly.

  • + My Wines

    My Wines

    Save in My Wines

    Add to Wishlist

    My Cellar

  • List It
  • Add Review
3.118 5 0.5
Average Rating Rate It Add
Poggio Antico:
First of all the opinion of Arianna and Sabrina on the quality of Poggio Antico's wines. Arianna is Paola and Alberto's eldest daughter. Sabrina is her cousin; since they were little girls, they usually fiercely argue, but never over Poggio Antico's wines! Poggio Antico enjoys a very good reputation in the marketplace. Ratings and awards are always quite significant, as they provide regular fe... Read more
First of all the opinion of Arianna and Sabrina on the quality of Poggio Antico's wines. Arianna is Paola and Alberto's eldest daughter. Sabrina is her cousin; since they were little girls, they usually fiercely argue, but never over Poggio Antico's wines! Poggio Antico enjoys a very good reputation in the marketplace. Ratings and awards are always quite significant, as they provide regular feedback about the quality of our work. Because it is very important that this feedback be independent, we at Poggio Antico have never advertised nor sponsored any magazine or wine guide. Therefore you can be confident that all ratings, awards or comments given to our wines come from totally independent sources. Read less

Member Reviews for Poggio Antico Rosso di Montalcino

Add your review
Snooth User: pattenhere
19728311
3.50 5
Vintage: 2007 06/25/2009

This is a good wine that pairs well with most food, as well as for sitting out on the deck enjoying the weather. It's a great value for the price.

User Tags:

rosso
  • value


  • All Prices

    Shipping to:

    Tasting Notes:

    Color: Beautiful deep ruby red. Bouquet: Intense, with loads of red ripe fruit, plum and black cherry. Taste: Rich, warm, round, concentrated and silky. Great vitality and persistent.

    As a D.O.C. appellation (Denominazione di Origine Controllata - controlled from the origin) wine Rosso di Montalcino has its own regulations that are - to some extent - similar to those of Brunello. However, the appellation of Rosso di Montalcino permits higher yields per hectare than those allowed for the production of Brunello, without a mandatory period of aging in wood. Also, the minimum alcohol content for this wine is 12.0% by volume, instead of the 12.5% that is necessary for Brunello. At Poggio Antico we make no distinction during the harvest between grapes destined for various wines (except for Riserva) so that the yield and therefore the quality of the fruit used for Rosso di Montalcino is identical to those of Brunello and Altero. Therefore our Rosso di Montalcino is made by bottling a small quantity of Brunello early. The wine spends an entire year in 500-liter French oak tonneaux and is then "bottle-aged" for at least four months before release. Poggio Antico's Rosso di Montalcino is characterized by an intense ruby red color, a pleasant and rich bouquet that is fresh, with hints of raspberry. Its taste is firm, generous and well balanced, with sour black cherry flavors and very good tannins. In extremely favorable vintages, all the crop is destined for the production of Brunello and Altero. For this reason, the production of Rosso di Montalcino may vary considerably and is not guaranteed yearly.

    Photos

    1 2 3

    + Add Image

    Aged 12 months in American Oak.

    Wine Specs:

    Alcohol: 13.5%
    Total Acidity: 0.54 grams per liter

    Best Wine Deals

    See More Deals

    Sangiovese Top Lists







    Snooth Media Network