Poggio San Polo Brunello di Montalcino 2013
|Region||Italy, Tuscany, Brunello di Montalcino|
|Brand||Poggio San Polo|
part of Montalcino, San Polo sits at 1,300
feet above sea level overlooking the Sant’Antimo
Valley and Mount Amiata. 20 of the 52 acres are
currently producing Brunello di Montalcino, while
the rest are dedicated to Rosso di Montalcino and
In place of chemical fertilizers, nitrogen rich cover
crops are used to improve the soil. Careful bud
selection and canopy management aim to reduce
the incidence of molds and mildews in the vineyards.
The cellar follows the principles of integration with
the natural landscape by harnessing renewable
resources to power the winery
Aromas of plum, dried meat, flower and figs. Full body, velvety and chewy tannins. So much fruit and intensity. I love the generous fruit and form to this wine. Drink in 2021.
Woodland berry, forest floor, exotic spice and tobacco aromas escape the glass. It's bright and loaded with finesse, delivering crushed red cherry, juicy cranberry, cinnamon and clove framed in taut fine-grained tannins. Vibrant acidity lends exquisite balance while a star anise note closes the lingering finish. I love the classic vibe on this—it's the best offering I've had to date from this dynamic estate. (Cellar Selection)
The Poggio San Polo 2013 Brunello di Montalcino offers bright and sweet cherry fruit that pops out with pretty intensity as soon as you lift the glass to your nose. This wine offers beautiful fruit definition and a snappy personality that sings loud and clear. So many Brunellos can taste flat and evolved, but this wine is jazzy and very lively instead. The wine is fermented in cement vats and later aged in large oak casks and tonneaux for two years. Some 50,000 bottles were made.
This verges on cherry liqueur flavors, along with plum, spice and chocolate notes. Modern in feel, with a direct approach, yet has a firm, dense undertow and a lingering finish. Best from 2020 through 2032. 4,000 cases made.
Deep red. Woodsy nuances of underbrush and potpourri complicate aromas of cherry kirsch and licorice. Then youthfully chewy in the mouth, featuring red cherry and licorice flavors similar to the aromas. Finishes with lively acidity and repeating licorice notes on the long back end, which also delivers some alcohol-derived heat.