Il Poggione Brunello di Montalcino Riserva Vigna Paganelli 2010 Front Label
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Il Poggione Brunello di Montalcino Riserva Vigna Paganelli 2010

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750ML / 15% ABV
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750ML / 15% ABV

Winemaker Notes

Intense ruby red. Elegant nose with notes of red fruit, leather and spices. Persistent, balanced flavor, with a long seductive finish.

Pair with red meats and game, accompanied by mushrooms or truffles, as well as mature cheeses.

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RP 98
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
he 2010 Brunello di Montalcino Riserva Vigna Paganelli is a phenomenal achievement and a wine that captures not only the spirit of this classic vintage, but the true essence of an age-worthy wine like Brunello. This single vineyard Riserva is sharp, pristine and immaculate. It starts slow and shy, but then blossoms to beautiful intensity and aromatic brilliance. It delivers a very authentic and genuine read of Sangiovese with wild berry aromas followed by pressed violets, wet earth, tobacco and lightly toasted spice. The bouquet is seamless and very long in persistence. The same holds true for the mouthfeel. The wine delivers a fine and silky texture with a good dose of power and personality at the rear.
Rating: 98+
JS 97
James Suckling
The aromas to this Brunello riserva are stunning with subtle forest fruits, orange peel and mushrooms. Full body, very fine tannins and a long and persistent finish. The flavors are so complex with earth and dark fruits. Very fine and dusty tannins. Drink or hold.
WS 94
Wine Spectator
A dense, powerful version, packed with cherry, plum, herb, earth and underbrush flavors. Vibrant, demonstrating solid grip, this ends with echoes of fruit, earth and tobacco. Best from 2019 through 2032.
WE 92
Wine Enthusiast
New leather, truffle, baked earth, menthol and ripe dark-skinned berry aromas emerge on this concentrated red. The big, brawny palate delivers fleshy black cherry, white pepper, Asian spice, tobacco and chopped herb alongside a tannic backbone. You'll detect the heat of alcohol on the finish.
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One of the most highly regarded wineries in all of Tuscany, Tenuta Il Poggione makes incredibly powerful wines for collectors and everyday drinkers alike. Located in Sant' Angelo in Colle in the commune of Montalcino, Tenuta Il Poggione was established at the end of the 19th century by Lavinio Franceschi and is still owned today by the 5th generation of its founder, siblings Leopoldo and Livia Franceschi.

One of the original three producers of Brunello di Montalcino, Il Poggione and has helped to establish the standards of excellence for Montalcino. The estate covers a surface area of 1,500 acres, of which 350 acres are planted to vine, 175 acres with olive groves and the rest are sowable land and woodland used for grazing and raising cattle and pigs to promote biodiversity and a natural approach to farming. Many of the vines are grown at more than 1,315 feet above sea level and Il Poggione owns one of the oldest vineyards in Montalcino, Vigna Paganelli, planted in 1964. The estate is also blessed by its proximity to the Tyrrhenian Sea (about 30 minutes distance by car) to the west and the Orcia River Valley and Mt. Amiata in the south.

Led by father-son winemaking team, Fabrizio and Alessandro Bindocci, Il Poggione's guiding principle is to pay great care to the vines, because the secret to producing great red wines lies in the high-quality vineyard work. Harvest is conducted entirely by hand and the wine is made in the traditional method, though modern, state-of-the-art equipment is used. Total control of the vinification process is guaranteed, thanks to the new cellar built in 2004 and the introduction of extremely advanced technology, but as tradition is important, the company keeps the large Allier French oak barrels used for aging its wines five meters below ground. The winery is also committed to sustainable viticulture and 100% estate-grown, hand-selected fruit. 

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