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Poggio San Polo Brunello di Montalcino

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Poggio San Polo Brunello di Montalcino
£49.99
Bright ruby red in colour, this wine has typical perfumes of morello cherry, cinnamon and spice. On the palate it has wonderful elegance and balance with silky tannins softened by cask and bottle ageing. Spiced red berry fruit characters are supported by an attractive savoury character, with a hint of liquorice on the long finish.

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This property was purchased by Valpolicella producer, Marilisa Allegrini, in 2006. Marilisa... has continued to invest heavily in the estate and has brought in winemaker Nicola Biasi to build on Poggio San Polo's already considerable reputation and impressive levels of quality. Situated in the eastern part of Montalcino, this estate covers 22 hectares of which 16 are under vine and produces wines that are classic in style but with a bit more weight than would be found to the north of the zone.

Vineyards
The grapes for this wine come from vineyards covering approximately nine hectares, planted between 1990 and 2000. They are situated at an altitude of 450 metres above sea level, facing south-southwest on chalky, clay soils. They are spur-cordon trained with a density of 4,000-7,000 plants per hectare.

Vinification
The grapes were hand picked into 17 kilo crates. After gentle pressing, fermentation took place in temperature-controlled concrete tanks with temperatures reaching a maximum of 28-30°C, with a long maceration on the skins lasting 20-22 days. The wine was aged in new, medium-toasted, French oak tonneaux (500 litres) for a period of 24 months, followed by extended ageing in bottle.

Tasting Notes
An intense ruby red with garnet hues. The typical aromas of violets and small red berries are followed by hints of vanilla, cedar and coffee. On the palate it is full-bodied and warm with a densely-woven texture and robust tannins, while the finish is persistent and rounded.

Additional Information

Additional Information

Name Poggio San Polo Brunello di Montalcino
Country Italy
Region Montalcino, Tuscany
ABV% 14%
Vintage 2012
Grape Variety 100% Sangiovese
Size 750ml
Dietary Information Suitable for Vegetarians, Suitable for Vegans
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