Intense ruby red. Fruity bouquet with red berry notes. Very well structured, mellow, long-lasting flavor with smooth, velvety tannins. Younger, more accessible version of Brunello, but already very well-developed with a strong character, Rosso di Montalcino is a very important wine for Tenuta Il Poggione. Produced entirely from Sangiovese grapes from the youngest of the estate's vineyards, Rosso di Montalcino is matured for 12 months in large barrels before undergoing a period of bottle aging. Some have called this a "Baby Brunello".
"A big, voluptuous wine, the 2011 Rosso di Montalcino stands out for its generous, utterly inviting personality. Hints of spice and rose petals add complexity to a Rosso endowed with considerably juiciness and texture. This 'baby Brunello' is a beauty."
Vinous / Antonio Galloni
"A mix of cherry, plum, leather, tobacco and earth flavors courses through this firm, chewy red. Traditional in style, with the tannins leaving an astringent feel. Gains harmony with air. Decant. Best from 2015 through 2022."