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Date Printed: 7/31/2014
Poggio San Polo Rosso di Montalcino 2009
Poggio San Polo Rosso di Montalcino 2009
(search item no. 119524)

PRICE ON 7/31/2014: $25.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2011 Wine Spectator rating: 89 points
2010 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2010 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Brillant ruby red in hue. The nose unfolds to reveal aromas of small fresh berries and a trace of maraschino cherry, melded with hints of blackberries and black cherries and followed by a hint of vanilla. It is a very fragrant wine of good intensity, warm and supple, with a medium-structure and balanced tannins. On the palate, the wine is suitably dry and sinewy, yet fresh with a persistent aromatic finish.

It naturally accompanies typical Tuscan cuisine with its bold, authentic flavors, such as pasta and risottos made with mushrooms or truffles, pork, grilled meats and medium-flavored cheeses.

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About Poggio San Polo:

The vineyards at San Polo were planted between 1990 and 2000 with the goal of making the highest quality Brunello di Montalcino. With an altitude of 1350 feet above sea level, their southern facing vineyard receives optimal sun exposure and is the highest in Montalcino. The vineyard also has natural terraces facing the stunning Sant’ Antimo Valley and is entirely dedicated to Brunello di Montalcino.

In 2007, Marilisa Allegrini and Leonardo Locascio purchased the property, and with together with winemaker Nicola Biasi adhere to meticulous vineyard management, including environmentally sound and sustainable agriculture, and extremely low-yield crop management (approximately 2 tons per acre). The vines are traditionally trained according to the spurred cordon method, with south/south-east exposure. After being harvested, the grapes receive a long maceration in stainless steel at controlled temperatures (82-86° F) and are then immediately transferred to French barriques (10 months for the Rosso, 18 months for the Mezzopane, and 24 months for the Brunello).