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Poggio di Sotto Brunello di Montalcino 2013

Member Review by Bob Fyke:

The wines of Piero Palmucci are consistently outstanding, and this one is no exception. The nose starts off with roasted red cherry, mulling spices, and brown sugar overlaid with sweet tobacco leaf and sandalwood. It is very giving on the nose, but still quite finessed.The palate is full of textured red cherry, and Asian spice, with a gentle chewiness and a weightless feel on the palate. The fruit is pure and delicious, as the acidity and tannins complement but don't overshadow. This is a wine that disappears quickly; as it drinks effortlessly due to near perfect balance, and finesse. Later the nose shows some forest floor, and more tobacco, but holds the amplitude of its components right to the end of the bottle. The 2004 was made by Piero Palmucci, but this winery has changed hands, being owned by Collemassari for the last few years, and their full impact remains to be seen. One immediate impact was an increase in the price of Poggio Di Sotto Brunellos. This bottle was $90-$100 when I purchased it, three years ago; today it goes for $250 from the same source. 94 Pts

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poggio di sotto:
Fattoria Poggio di Sotto was founded in 1989 on the south-east side of Montalcino, considered one of the best areas for the growing of Sangiovese.   The property extends over some 44 hectares, 16 of which are planted with Sangiovese vines all registered in the Brunello di Montalcino appellation, 4 ha. with olive groves (1.400 trees) and the residual surface with forest.   Th... Read more
Fattoria Poggio di Sotto was founded in 1989 on the south-east side of Montalcino, considered one of the best areas for the growing of Sangiovese.   The property extends over some 44 hectares, 16 of which are planted with Sangiovese vines all registered in the Brunello di Montalcino appellation, 4 ha. with olive groves (1.400 trees) and the residual surface with forest.   The vineyards gradually vary from 200 mt to 400 mt above sea level with steep slopes.   The altitude, along with the protection of the ancient volcano Monte Amiata on one side and the Orcia river combined with sea breezes from the other, result in a unique microclimate allowing beneficial thermal excursions between day and night time even in very hot summers.   In the steep vineyards, with an average ten percent slope the vines are cordon trained with a very low yield of about 3 to 3.5 tons per hectare due to a series of very strict cluster selections and thinning during the growing season.   The estate is run according to the criteria of organic farming, guaranteed and certified by ICEA. Read less

Member Reviews for Poggio di Sotto Brunello di Montalcino

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Snooth User: Bob Fyke
14138953,999
0.00 5
Vintage: 2004 01/08/2015

The wines of Piero Palmucci are consistently outstanding, and this one is no exception. The nose starts off with roasted red cherry, mulling spices, and brown sugar overlaid with sweet tobacco leaf and sandalwood. It is very giving on the nose, but still quite finessed.The palate is full of textured red cherry, and Asian spice, with a gentle chewiness and a weightless feel on the palate. The fruit is pure and delicious, as the acidity and tannins complement but don't overshadow. This is a wine that disappears quickly; as it drinks effortlessly due to near perfect balance, and finesse. Later the nose shows some forest floor, and more tobacco, but holds the amplitude of its components right to the end of the bottle. The 2004 was made by Piero Palmucci, but this winery has changed hands, being owned by Collemassari for the last few years, and their full impact remains to be seen. One immediate impact was an increase in the price of Poggio Di Sotto Brunellos. This bottle was $90-$100 when I purchased it, three years ago; today it goes for $250 from the same source. 94 Pts


Snooth User: djpearson
713133
5.00 5
Vintage: 2003 05/09/2008

Five glasses


Snooth User: WJoeTrojan
78864100
5.00 5
Vintage: 2000 10/05/2008

This incredibly rich, silky, robust Brunello is one of my favorite wines. My wife and I found out about it from a fantastic sommelier (Chris) at Seattle's Osteria La Spiga (www.laspiga.com).


External Reviews for Poggio di Sotto Brunello di Montalcino

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Vintage: 2006 05/15/2012

A Sangiovese Grosso wine from Tuscany in Italy. 2006 Poggio di Sotto Brunello di Montalcino 750ml


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Vintage: 2006 05/18/2012

The 2006 Brunello di Montalcino is an explosive, structured wine bursting with dark fruit. It is one of the most inward, brooding wines of the vintage. Black cherries, menthol, spices and new leather are some of the nuances that flow as this expansiv... Robert Parkers Wine Advocate. A Sangiovese Grosso wine from Tuscany in Italy. 2006 Poggio di Sotto Brunello di Montalcino 750ml


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Vintage: 2006 02/28/2013

Wow, tremendous class. Toasted oak notes, long and linear, aristocratic and well built - a castle of a wine. 18/20 (RH) Jancis Robinson. A Sangiovese Grosso wine from Tuscany in Italy. 2006 Poggio di Sotto Brunello di Montalcino 750ml




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