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Poggio Antico Brunello di Montalcino 2007

Poggio Antico Brunello di Montalcino 2007

Sku: 1729315

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The Poggio Antico estate is located three miles south of Montalcino, Tuscany and dates back to the early 19th century. The 50 acre property was purchased in 1984 by Giancarlo and Nuccia Gloder and is currently managed by their youngest daughter Paola and her husband, the winemaker Alberto Montefiori. The estate vineyards were planted in the 1970s and are amongst the highest in Montalcino. The high altitude – approximately 1,500 feet – means a constant presence of cool maritime breezes. These cleansing winds not only prevent fog, frost and mildew, but also eliminate the need for sulfides or pesticides. The vineyards face south/southwest and are planted on a mix of Galestro and calcareous rock. The wines of Poggio Antico are made in a traditional manner to express the full characteristics of vintage, varietal and terroir.

Tasting notes
Persistent and intense on the nose and palate, with hints of blackberry and licorice. The finish is round, concentrated and harmonious.

 Wine Spectator 91 points (Sep 30 2012)
An elegant style, with lively acidity driving cherry, raspberry and currant flavors. Tobacco and mineral flavors complete the picture, with a firm underlying structure for support. Fine length. Best from 2013 through 2025. 750 cases imported. –BS
 Wine Advocate 93 points (Apr 2012)
The 2007 Brunello di Montalcino bursts from the glass with freshly cut roses, sweet red berries, licorice and mint. The 2007 is pure sensuality and finesse. This supple, totally polished Brunello will be very hard to resist in its youth. The Brunello spent a total of 36 months in cask. Anticipated maturity: 2014-2022.

Wine maker notes
The 1980 Brunello di Montalcino was the first wine in Italy to obtain the D.O.C.G. appellation (Denominazione di Origine Controllata e Garantita - controlled and guaranteed from the origin). The D.O.C.G. is the most prestigious classification of wine in Italy. As a result, only specialized and authorized vineyards can produce Brunello di Montalcino and a series of rules regarding production must be observed.

Four years of total aging are required for Brunello. For more than a century Brunello was aged three of these four years in wood, but as from the 1995 vintage this requirement was reduced to two years. Nevertheless, at Poggio Antico we continue to respect the traditional method for our classic Brunello, keeping it three years in large oak barrels.

Brunello must be produced with 100% Sangiovese grapes and a minimum of 12.5% alcohol by volume is required. Total acidity cannot be lower than five parts per thousand. At Poggio Antico the alcohol content, total acidity, and dry extract always reach optimum levels, thanks to low yields and the favorable geographical position of its vineyards

Technical notes
Poggio Antico ages their Brunello for three years (a year beyond the minimum required) in traditional large Slavonian oak barrels and the wine is aged for at least 12 months in bottle (three times the minimum required).

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