2011 Poggio San Polo Brunello Di MontalcinoSangiovese from Italy
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"Located in Montalcino’s central-southeastern sector at Podernovi, one of the highest quality areas for Sangiovese in the whole DOCG. A combination of the old and the new (fer...
- 95 James Suckling - Jamessuckling.com
- 93 Monica Larner - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
95 James Suckling - Jamessuckling.com
"Wonderful aromas of ginger, plum, lemongrass and ripe berry. Full body and silky tannins with a depth of fruit and a long, long finish. A fantastic wine for the vintage. Can age this, but delicious already. Better than the 2010."
93 Monica Larner - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
" Showing craftsmanship and care, the 2011 Brunello di Montalcino is a classic interpretation of Sangiovese from a warm vintage. It is generous and immediate with dried cherry aromas, blackberry, spice, leather and pressed rose. This is not a banal Brunello by any stretch. The more you dig deep into the bouquet, the more there is to discover. I detected hints of rosemary and sharper notes of pecorino cheese. Together, they paint a pretty picture of both the grape and the territory."
"Located in Montalcino’s central-southeastern sector at Podernovi, one of the highest quality areas for Sangiovese in the whole DOCG. A combination of the old and the new (fermentation in cement vats but ageing is 24 months in 700-litre tonneaux of new French oak) and an eco-friendly approach (use of natural fertilisers) makes for some highly distinctive wines." -Decanter
San Polo is a beautiful estate located in the southeastern part of Montalcino at 1,300 feet above sea level overlooking the Sant’Antimo Valley and Mount Amiata. It comprises 52 acres, 40 of which are dedicated to vines. Twenty acres are currently producing Brunello di Montalcino, while the rest are dedicated to Rosso di Montalcino and IGT wines. The vineyards at San Polo were planted between 1990 and 2000 and the first wines were produced in 1997. All vineyards have been planted at high density and are sustainably farmed.
Winemaking at San Polo takes a comprehensive approach of quality and sustainability. In place of chemical fertilizers, nitrogen rich cover crops are used to improve the soil. Additionally, careful bud selection and canopy management aim to reduce the incidence of molds and mildews in the vineyards. The wine cellar follows the principles of integration with the natural landscape by harnessing renewable resources to power the winery. Winemaker, Luca d'Attoma, meticulously manages the estate grown fruit and strives to keep energy consumption to a minimum during the winemaking process. The ultimate goal at San Polo is to maximize the expression of the unique hilltop terrior of Montalcino, while preserving it for future generations." -Importer
|Sub-Region||Brunello di Montalcino|
95 - James Suckling - Jamessuckling.com
93 - Monica Larner - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
|Features||Organic and Biodynamic|
|Taste||red fruit, strawberry and raspberry|
|Nose||asparagus, green pepper and red fruit|