- Poggio Antico Brunello Di Montalcino 2011 Product #31822 (In Stock)
One of Brunello's younger estates, Poggio Antico was founded in 1984 when current owner/winemaker Paola Gloder's father purchased 50 acres of clay and limestone vineyards in the southern part of the Brunello zone. It can be hot here - especially in 2011 - but Poggio Antico's vines grow on the highest plateau of this part of the zone at 1476 feet above sea level. Plenty of hot sun during the day gives ripeness while cooler, high altitude, nights help preserve freshness and acids may other growers lost during the warm growing season. This wine is fermented in cool tanks and then aged in classic, large, Slavonian oak casks to soften the wine without taking on any overt oak flavors. It’s a beauty right now and over the next 5-7 years.
“Bright aromas of candied cherry with citrus rind. Full body, firm and silky tannins with plenty of fruit and a clean and bright undertone. So delicious now to drink. Why wait?” James Suckling 93 points
“The 2011 Brunello di Montalcino is a rich and luscious wine that pulls you in with the first sip. The bouquet is very polished and bright with a wonderful aromatic presentation that spans from red cherry to blackberry and from dark spice to grilled herb. There's an impressive sense of harmony on the bouquet. The mouthfeel is slightly more abrupt and crisp with a clear streak of acidity that is so characteristic of Sangiovese. That zesty crispness makes this an excellent choice to pair with a hearty Tuscan meal.”Wine Advocate 91 points