Il Poggione, DOCG, Brunello di Montalcino, 2016
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Single bottle of Red wine Il Poggione, DOCG, Brunello di Montalcino, 2016 100% Sangiovese

Il Poggione
DOCG
Brunello di Montalcino
2016

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The producer

Il Poggione stands as a venerable wine producer located in the heart of the Brunello di Montalcino region in Tuscany, Italy. Renowned for its dedication to traditional winemaking methods and a commitment to expressing the authenticity of the Sangiovese grape, Il Poggione has been crafting exceptional wines since its founding in the late 19th century. The estate's flagship wine, Brunello di Montalcino, is celebrated for its elegance, structure, and aging potential. Il Poggione's vineyards benefit from the favorable terroir of Montalcino, producing grapes of remarkable quality. With a perfect balance between tradition and innovation, Il Poggione continues to be a respected name, consistently delivering wines that capture the essence of the region and reflect the artistry of Tuscan winemaking.

The wine

Il Poggione Brunello di Montalcino DOCG is a flagship wine from the renowned Tuscan estate, Il Poggione, situated in the heart of the Brunello di Montalcino region. Crafted exclusively from Sangiovese grapes, this wine exemplifies the estate's commitment to traditional winemaking techniques and the expression of the unique terroir of Montalcino.

The Brunello di Montalcino DOCG is characterized by its deep ruby-red color, complex bouquet, and robust structure. On the nose, one can expect an array of aromas, including red berries, cherries, and floral notes, complemented by subtle hints of spice and earthiness. The palate is rich, full-bodied, and well-balanced, with velvety tannins and a lingering finish.

What sets Il Poggione's Brunello apart is its exceptional aging potential. The wine undergoes a prolonged aging process, including several years in large oak barrels, contributing to its depth and complexity. Released only after meeting strict quality standards, Il Poggione Brunello di Montalcino DOCG is a true representation of the estate's dedication to producing wines of the highest caliber, celebrated by enthusiasts and collectors for its ability to evolve and improve with time.

Type: Red
Vintage: 2016
Country: Italy
Region: Tuscany
Sub region: Brunello di Montalcino
Grape: 100% Sangiovese
Style: Bold and Structured
Sweetness: Dry
ABV: 14.5%
Drinking window: 2022 - 2044
Size: 750ml
Food match: Beef and Venison

We choose our wines based on a range of criteria (see how we choose our wines) of which critic scores is just one. Rather than simply highlight the best score to promote a wine, our average critic score is calculated from the scores provided by several respected wine critics, who we follow for specific regions. They do not represent all critic scores and, wherever possible, we try and give more weight to more recent reviews. Where appropriate we consider market-based scores like Global Wine Score or Wine Searcher Average scores.

As a rule, we look to offer wines that achieve a 92/100 average critic score or better and frankly a lot of very good wines simply don’t make the cut. As a high-end provider we want to reflect that positioning in the quality of wines we offer. Such wines are only a tiny fraction of those generally on offer in the market. We believe that an average score is a more conservative and representative approach, but it is still subjective and only offered as a guide to our customers, who will (and should) do their own research. We will add individual critic scores to our website in the future. 

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