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#11 Wine Spectator Top 100 of 2009
Obtained from Sangiovese Grosso, a strong and generous vine,
it is a wine that expresses the intensity
and the strenght of
the soil where it comes from.
"Dried dark fruit on the nose, verging on date and prune. Full-bodied, with a dense palate of ripe fruit and supersilky tannins. This is a deep and beautiful red, delivering lots of subtle character. Fascinating. One of the undiscovered treasures of the vintage. Best after 2011. 2,000 cases made."
"Poggio Il Castellare has taken leaps and bounds in quality over the past few years and this vintage boasts a sophisticated and penetrating wine with cherry, spice, vanilla and toast. There’s a strong oak element here but it coexists comfortably with the natural fruit. "
The considerable prestige
of the wines made in the Montalcino area
was well known way back in Etruscan times.
The Etruscans developed active settlements
on these hills.
The Poggio Il Castellare farm
is inspired by the archaeological finds of
an ancient village
-ruins of houses and towers-,
and the Baroncini family
has dedicated its name to the historical
roots of...Read More About Poggio Il Castellare
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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