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Poggio Antico Sangiovese Brunello di Montalcino 1999

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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.)

Region: Italy » Tuscany » Montalcino

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Winery: Poggio Antico
Color: Red
Varietal: Sangiovese
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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

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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
09/03/2011

($76) Bright medium ruby. Superripe, sweet, soil-driven aromas of blackberry, cassis, smoke, truffle, earth, cinnamon and nutmeg, plus a whiff of magnolia blossom. At once sweet and gripping, with fruit of steel. The taut berry and iron flavors remin... Stephen Tanzer's IWC. A Sangiovese Grosso wine from Tuscany in Italy. 1999 Poggio Antico Brunello di Montalcino 750ml



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.)

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