Poggio Antico - Rosso di Montalcino label
Poggio Antico - Rosso di Montalcino bottle

Poggio Antico - Rosso di Montalcino 2019

Red Wine

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Item# 83250-19

Product Ratings

James Suckling 93pt

Description

aged for 8 months in 500L French oak barrels and 4 months in the bottle prior to release. Just like our Brunello, our Rosso is made with the same vinification process and incredibly low yields at harvest. Very concentrated (especially for a Rosso), this wine boasts lots of black currant & dark cherry flavors.

Estate

Poggio Antico is one of Montalcino's most elevated estates, with vineyards averaging 1476 feet above sea level, southwest of the famed medieval citadel. Both the unique location and altitude privilege the wines of Poggio Antico, which benefit from the perfect exposure and enjoy favorable overnight drops in temperature, ideal conditions that increase finesse and intense bouquet.

History

Poggio Antico was founded in 1976 and consiss of 50 clay, calcareous acres of Brunello di Montalcino. The estate has seen a phenomenal growth, going from 50 to the present 80 acres under vine, developing two parallel Brunello worlds – the more traditional, larger-barrel Brunello, aged longer in Slavonian oak and the modern, finesse-driven Altero, aged in tonneaux of French oak; securing a stellar position in the global market and extending and upgrading the facility to ultrahigh-tech standards. In 2017 Poggio Antico changed hands and was purchased by Atlas Invest, and it is now directed by the new General Manager Federico Trost. Poggio Antico recently lead a soil survey to approach the plot-by-plot management which started with the 2018 vintage by identifying, and consequently harvesting and fermenting separately, the micro terroirs inside each vineyard. All the estate is currently under organic conversion and a renovation of the cellar and of the hospitality center are part of the new plans.

Vintage

Despite the dry weather and it being one of the hottest summers in decades, maturation continued in a regular way thanks to large water reserves (accumulated during the winter) and the high altitude of our vineyards. All of these factors made 2017 a vintage to be discovered, with good concentration and expressive fruit character.

Tasting Note

Coming from 100% Brunello sites the nose shows an overwhelming bouquet of spices, ripe red cherries and subtle leather notes. The palate is full, firm and fleshy, the structure very polished and balanced. Very concentrated, this wine boasts lots of black currant & dark cherry flavors. Great with antipasti, pizza, or even on its own.