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Cortonesi Brunello di Montalcino Il Poggiarelli 2016

Overview

Vibrant and well-built, this wine has power to match the cherry, leather, and earth aromas and flavors. This Cru wine shows a pretty mineral character that lifts above the bright red fruit. That special aromatic signature is followed by dark fruit and balsam herb, firm tannins and bright acidity.

Wine Facts

Winemaker Notes
The grapes for this wine come from the heart of Montalcino, from a Gran Cru single vineyard of a little less than 5 acres of family-owned vines situated 492.13 yards (430 meters) high on the southeast side of the city, hence warmer climate. The well-draining soil is sandy and rocky, made of schistose Galestro rocks with excellent exposure to the sun. The vineyard trellis system is spurred cordon, with the winemaking following the tradition for making superior Brunello. This single vineyard is surrounded on all its sides by a forest of oak and holm oak giving the vineyard a natural barrier of protection from harmful elements. After careful selection of the hand-picked grapes, fermentation takes place with maceration for 20 days in stainless steel vats with selected yeasts. Controlled temperatures between 82.4° F – 89.6° F (28 – 32° C). The wine then spends 24 months in 500L French oak barrels.

Serving Hints

This wine is a perfect accompaniment for red meats and various Italian cheeses.

Producer: Cortonesi
Region: Montalcino, Tuscany (DOCG)
Country: Italy
Wine Composition: 100% Sangiovese
Alcohol:14.6%
Total Acidity: 6.0 g/l
Residual Sugar: 0.8 g/l
pH: 3.45

Press Highlights

2017: 94 Pts - Wine Advocate, Feb 2022
2017: 93 Pts - James Suckling, Oct 2021
2017: 90 Pts - Wine Enthusiast, Apr 2022
2017: 90 Pts - Wine Spectator, June 2022
2016: 96+ Pts - Wine Advocate, Nov 2020
2016: 96 Pts - James Suckling, Nov 2020
2016: 94 Pts - Wine Spectator, Apr 2021
2016: 92 Pts - Wine & Spirits, Feb 2022
2015: 96 Pts - James Suckling, Nov 2019
2015: 95 Pts - Wine Advocate,Jan 2020
2013: 95+ Pts - Vinous, April 2018
2013: 93 Pts -  Wine Advocate, Feb. 2018
2013: 91 Pts - James Sucking, Jan. 2018
2012: 92 Pts - Vinous, Mar. 2017
2012: 91 Pts -  James Suckling, June 2016
2012: 91 Pts -  Wine & Spirits, April 2017
2011: 93 Pts - Vinous, Feb. 2016
2011: 91 Pts - Wine Spectator, June 2016
2010: 95 Pts - James Suckling, Jan. 2015
2010: 94 Pts - Vinous, Feb 2016
2010: 92 Pts - Wine Spectator, June 2015
2010: 90 Pts - Wine Advocate #211, Feb. 2015
2009: 90 Pts - Wine Advocate #211, Feb. 2014


 
 
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