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Date Printed: 9/25/2016
Il Poggione Brunello di Montalcino Riserva Vigna Paganelli 2006
Il Poggione Brunello di Montalcino Riserva Vigna Paganelli 2006
(search item no. 117842)
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The Wine Advocate rating: 97 points
Wine Enthusiast rating: 95 points
PRICE ON 9/25/2016: $105.00

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2010 The Wine Advocate rating: 98 points
2010 James Suckling rating: 97 points
2010 Vinous / Antonio Galloni rating: 95 points
2010 Wine Spectator rating: 94 points
2010 Wine Enthusiast rating: 92 points
2007 Vinous / Antonio Galloni rating: 96 points
2007 The Wine Advocate rating: 95 points
2007 Wine Enthusiast rating: 95 points
2007 James Suckling rating: 95 points
2007 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
2007 Tasting Panel rating: 92 points
2007 International Wine Cellar rating: 91 points
2005 The Wine Advocate rating: 95 points
2005 Wine Enthusiast rating: 95 points
2005 Wine & Spirits rating: 91 points
2004 The Wine Advocate rating: 96 points
2004 International Wine Cellar rating: 95 points
2004 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
2004 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
2003 The Wine Advocate rating: 95 points
2003 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
2001 International Wine Cellar rating: 96 points
2001 The Wine Advocate rating: 95 points
2001 Wine Spectator rating: 94 points
1999 Wine Spectator rating: 95 points
1999 Wine Enthusiast rating: 94 points
1999 International Wine Cellar rating: 93 points
1999 Wine & Spirits rating: 93 points
1998 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
1997 Wine & Spirits rating: 95 points
1997 Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
1997 Wine Enthusiast rating: 92 points
1997 International Wine Cellar rating: 91 points
1995 International Wine Cellar rating: 94 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Il Poggione Brunello di Montalcino Riserva is an intense ruby-red color. An elegant nose with notes of red fruit, leather and spices. This wine also has a persistent, balanced flavor, with long seductive finish.

Brunello di Montalcino Riserva is produced only in the best years and in limited quantities. This wine comes exclusively from "I Paganelli" vineyard, the oldest vineyard on the estate, planted in 1964. These vines, used for sourcing the Sangiovese clones when new vineyards are planted, grow top quality grapes which are picked by individual selection of the best and ripest bunches.

Blend: 100% Estate Sangiovese

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About Il Poggione:

Tenuta Il Poggione was founded at the end of 1800 when Lavinio Franceschi, land owner from Florence, decided to visit the area after hearing the stories from a shepherd, who brought his herds around Montalcino during the winter. He fell in love with the landscape and the people who lived in that area, and decided to buy land and establish a grape farm. More than a century later, Tenuta Il Poggione covers an area of 530 hectares (1300 acres), of which 140 hectares (336 acres) are planted with vines and 50 hectares (120 acres) with olive trees; the rest are dedicated to grain fields, forest and livestock.

The estate’s guiding principle is to pay great care to the vines, because the secret of producing great red wines lies in the high-quality vineyard work. The vineyards are at an altitude between 490 – 1475 feet above sea level: this large gap, together with the age of the vineyards, promotes easy harvest to obtain well-structured wines with long aging potential, regardless of the weather conditions. One of the most highly regarded wineries in all of Tuscany, Tenuta Il Poggione makes incredibly powerful wines for collectors and everyday drinkers alike.