Rosso di Montalcino 2019, Poggiarellino
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Ready or will age gracefully over the next decade
Braised beef, Grilled Fiorentina cut steak, game, Pici pasta with wild boar ragout sauce, tuscan charcuterie, aged cheese, traditional Ribollita
The vines, exclusively of Sangiovese, are followed throughout the vegetative cycle with extreme care and treated with traditional methods. The grapes are initially thinned out during ripening to select the best bunches and finally further selected at the time of harvest: this allows a limited but high quality production.
Fermentation takes place in a completely natural way, respecting the most ancient practices. The bottling, which is carried out without any filtration, allows the refinement in the glass which lasts from eight to six months prior to marketing. The vineyards of the estate are all registered in the register of Brunello di Montalcino, after each harvest the wine obtained is all capable of becoming Brunello.
Every year, in order to diversify production, part of the Brunello wine is destined for Rosso di Montalcino. The substantial difference between these two wines lies exclusively on the duration of aging, which for the Rosso di Montalcino is at least one year, always in oak barrels.
Visiting Poggiarellino was possibly the most beautiful visit we had in 2018. Ludovico and Anna are two magical, sincere humans who remind us that wine has become overly dissected in the last decades and the most important symposium and human part is often lost. There was no marketing discussion there. No talk of malolactic fermentations, no over-technical discussion of the dirt, no discussion of the Russian leather or ripe Michigan cherry aromas. At the end, it's wine and they hope you enjoy it but more importantly they hope you enjoy your conversation, friends and family and evening together.
They are located in a pleasant and peaceful corner of Sienese countryside, among the old and famous Val d’Orcia hills. The 30-acre estate is divided between vineyards, olive trees and cereal production, with just 3 acres dedicated to the production of their exceptional Brunello and Rosso di Montalcino wines. Structurally the full body and smooth tannins are carefully balanced by a bright acidity and impressively long finish which will respond well to further ageing over the next decade or so.