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Of a strong orange-tinge, ruby red color, ample perfume and well-pronounced, great structure and body, full-flavored, very pleasing.
This Riserva Brunello pairs well with grilled meats and mushrooms.
"Bright medium red-garnet. Musky aromas of red cherry, earth and game, with exotic notes of blood orange and cumin emerging with air. Sweet and supple on entry, offering flavors of red cherry, blackberry, quinine and tobacco. Then turns tighter and more vinous on the back, finishing with mounting acidity and substantial but smooth tannins. With its precise aromas and flavors of mature sangiovese, this stylish, very clean lacks only the complexity of the best vintages."
International Wine Cellar
The Il Poggione estate has been in existence since 1890, and has been owned by the Franceschi family since 1900. The company’s winemaking operations are supervised by Dottore Piero Talenti, who imposes a meticulous three-part selection process – first in the vineyards, second after pressing, and again after fermentation. Piero’s attention to detail in the winemaking process has resulted in the acclaimed Brunellos for which Il Piggione is renowned.
One of the most important wine regions in Italy, Tuscany is home to the cities of Florence and Siena, the districts of Chianti and Brunello di Montalcino, and the wineries of Sassicaia, Tignanello and Ornellaia. Tuscany is also home to the indigenous Italian grape variety, Sangiovese. Most of the wine coming from Tuscany is made from some clone of this...Read More About Tuscany
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...Read More About Sangiovese
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