Red wine. Estate bottled. Fifth generation proprietor Leopoldo Franceschi and winemaker Fabrizio Bindocci produce some of the most extraordinary wines from the Brunello di Montalcina region, always remaining loyal to their traditional winemaking philosophy - to create wines of impeccable quality and style. Rosso di Montalcino, made with grapes from estate vineyards located in the southern hills of Montalcino, is ruby red with a pleasantly intense bouquet of wild berry fruits. The palate is velvety and lingering with excellent structure and smooth tannins. This wine is an ideal accompaniment for pasta dishes with meat sauces, roasted or grilled meats and mature cheeses. Alc. 14% by vol. Product of Italy.
The 2010 Rosso di Montalcino captures the essence of the great Montalcino vintage. An elegant, expressive bouquet gives way to layers of vibrant...
The 2010 Rosso di Montalcino captures the essence of the great Montalcino vintage. An elegant, expressive bouquet gives way to layers of vibrant fruit in the energetic, totally polished Rosso. After several years of experimenting with a more accessible style of Rosso, Il Poggione has moved back to making the firm, structured style of Rosso for which the estate is famous. Fabrizio and Alessandro Bindocci showed me their 2010 Rosso after all the Brunellos from vintages 2006-2010, plus several older vintages including 1983, 1991, 1998 and 2003. No matter, the 2010 Rosso was great. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2030.
In 1890 the Franceschi family purchased the Il Poggione estate in Sant Angelo in Colle in the commune of Montalcino in the province of Siena....
In 1890 the Franceschi family purchased the Il Poggione estate in Sant Angelo in Colle in the commune of Montalcino in the province of Siena. Here Sangiovese Grosso reaches its maximum ripeness giving fuller and richer wines than anywhere else in Tuscany. The Estate covers 3,460 acres, of which 92 acres are planted to Brunello.