Poggio di Sotto is known in Montalcino for its unique parcel of old Sangiovese vineyards (more than 50 years old), in which there have been identified 120 Sangiovese biotypes through a study managed by the University of Florence. This biodiversity produces the characteristic brightness and complexity that is found in Poggio di Sotto wines.
Poggio di Sotto's Brunello is sourced by parcels at 200, 300 and 450 meters with various exposures. The soil at Poggio di Sotto is poor and stony, comprising mainly clay and limestone.
The fermentation initiates spontaneously in truncated oak vats where it continues unabated for at least thirty days, on average. Poggio di Sotto Brunello di Montalcino rests in 30hl Slavonian oak casks for 42 months, which is nearly twice the DOCG's requirement for aging in oak (24 months for Brunello). The finished wine is bottled unfiltered.
"Parallels to the red wines of Burgundy abound in discussions of Poggio di Sotto. The Sangiovese wines released from this special property do always favor elegance and restraint over opulence and power, yet they never lack depth. Normally a paler hue of ruby than other Brunello wines, Poggio di Sotto’s tameness of color belies concentrated aromas and flavors. A profile anchored in bright cherry fruit is framed by highlights of balsamic, baking spice, and candied orange peel. The tannin structure is firm yet ripe and will carry the wine well through decades of cellaring. A classic wine from one of the world’s great wine regions." - Winery
"Made with certified-organic fruit, the 2017 Brunello di Montalcino is an impossibly graceful wine from a challenging vintage. This bottle defies the odds—and the dry heat of the growing season—to reveal soft layers of cherry, cassis and more vibrant fruit. It glides clear over the palate with silky momentum, and you only notice the tannins at the very end. Even those should soften and integrate as this collectible wine continues it bottle evolution. Production is 19,000 bottles. Best after 2024." - 97 points - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
Producer: Poggio di Sotto
Appellation: Brunello di Montalcino
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