Poggio di Sotto Brunello di Montalcino Riserva 2016

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.

About the Vineyard

Poggio di Sotto's Brunello wines are sourced from parcels within the same site at 200, 300, and 450 meters facing various exposures. Each vintage of this wine is produced by selecting the best oak vat in the cellar.

Wine Production

Poggio di Sotto's unique style is derived in part from the winery's use of long fermentations and indigenous yeasts. The fermentation initiates spontaneously in truncated oak vats where it continues unabated for at least thirty days, on average. Following fermentation, Poggio di Sotto Brunello di Montalcino Riserva rests in 30hl Slavonian oak casks for 52 months. The finished wine is bottled unfiltered.

Tasting Notes

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. The Brunello Riserva reflects the characteristics of its vintage, but with a degree of power and purity that is incomparable. A classic wine from one of the world’s great wine regions.

Food Pairing

Equally at home with flavorful meats from the grill as with refined and layered dishes. Considered a "Vino da Meditazione," Poggio di Sotto Brunello di Montalcino Riserva is also enjoyable on its own.

Production Info
Vineyard size
16 acres
Soil composition
clay gravel and limestone
Training method
Cordon Spur-pruned
660 feet
Year vineyard planted
Harvest time
from 11th to 21th September
First vintage of this wine
Bottles produced of this wine
Winemaking & Aging
Varietal composition
100% Sangiovese
Fermentation container
Age of Aging Container
10 years
Length of alcoholic fermentation
15 days
Fermentation temperature
75-86 °F
Maceration technique
Pumpovers and Aeration
Malolactic fermentation
Fining agent
no fining
Type of aging container
Length of bottle aging
6 monts
Size of aging container
30 hl
Type of oak
Length of aging before bottling
52 months
Analytical Data
14 %
Residual sugar
0.5 g/L
6.7 g/L
Dry extract
32.2 g/L

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