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Date Printed: 8/2/2014
Poggio San Polo Rubio 2010
Poggio San Polo Rubio 2010
(search item no. 119117)
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The Wine Advocate rating: 88 points
PRICE ON 8/2/2014: $15.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2011 Vinous / Antonio Galloni rating: 88 points
2009 Wine Spectator rating: 88 points
2009 The Wine Advocate rating: 88 points
2008 Wine Enthusiast rating: 92 points
2007 The Wine Advocate rating: 88 points
2006 The Wine Advocate rating: 88 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Brilliant ruby-red with purple hues, this wine has intense aromas of red cherries, violets and currants, followed by a hint of spice. Well-structured and balanced on the palate, Rubio is easy-going and versatile, but also notable for its intensity and elegance.

Try it with antipasti or tapas, pasta dishes with tomato sauce, or grilled sausages.

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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).