Poggio Salvi Brunello di Montalcino 1997

Sangiovese from Italy

$134.99
Item No. 53298
  • red wine
  • ST95
  • WS94

Winemaker's Notes

Dark, intense ruby with a blackish-garnet core. Explosive aromas of panforte spices, pipe tobacco, glove leather and tar. Deep, well-delineated flavors of blackberry, dark chocolate, mocha and chestnut puree, with an edge of acidity providing vibrancy. A multilayered, concentrated wine with a creamy texture. Impressively long finish shows mouthcoating tannins and a sweet flavor of cassis. Stephen Tanzer

Learn About Poggio Salvi

Since 1980 when Mrs. Laura Bicchi and her mother Grazia Mari, helped by Mr. Roberto Bonucci have taken on the management, they have always worked at improving the quality of the products aiming to reconquer their former fame. Continuous improvements of the vineyards through insertion of excellent new Sangiovese Grosso (Brunello) and Merlot vines, the upgrading of local vines like...

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Learn About Other Italian

Lombardy, Emilia-Romagna, Umbria Lombardy Home of the fashion capital of Milan, Lombardy is not quite Italy's capital of wine. It is, however, home to a few wines worth noting. Most vineyards are far north, far south or far east. First, in the south, the sparkling wine Franciacorta - this sparkling wine is made in the methode champagnoise and the better wineries produce...

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Learn About Sangiovese

Sangiovese (SAHN-gee-oh-VAY-zee) Blood of Jove (literally translated) The principal grape of Chianti - in fact, the principle grape of all of Tuscany - has had its ups and downs. For a stint in the 70s and 80s, wines labeled Chianti contained cheap red wine packaged in a straw casked bottle, most popular for the candle holder it would become. But no more. Sangiovese re...

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