Morrell & Co. Wine Catalog

FALL 2015

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76 Il Poggione's rise to fame took place over the last decade, as Brunello di Montalcino began to rediscover its identity after years of attempting to pump up their wines with the ripest fruit and darkest color. When consumers started looking for a pure expression of Montalcino Terroir, Il Poggione was there. iF you could only buy one 2010 brunello—This is iT i l Poggione is located in Sant'Angelo in Colle, in the south east of Montalcino, which is known for its warm, yet well-ventilated micro-climate. The primary goal is to make the wine in the vineyard first. With over 300 acres planted to vine, the estate continues to pick and sort by hand. Winemaker Fabrizio Bindocci, has been with Il Poggione for over 30 years now, and adheres to a progressive approach; one which blends tradition with innovation. Unlike most Montalcino wineries, Il Poggione uses the submerged-cap method of fermentation, a practice seen more often in Piedmont than Tuscany. The Brunello di Montalcino is aged for three years in large 30-50 hectolitre French oak casks before being bottled and held until release. What emerges is one of the most classic expressions of Brunello on the market today. ✦ il Poggione Brunello di Montalcino 2010 wA 98 » $80 "This is what great Sangiovese is all about...No one element overpowers the next...This is a true standout that can be enjoyed for up to 20 years ahead." (1554082) ITALY: BRUNELLO

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