Poggio Antico Brunello di Montalcino 2017
From the South side of Montalcino, a full bodied yet fresher example perfect as an introduction to the prestigious Hill
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The vineyards of Poggio Antico rest on the highest hills of Montalcino. A 35-hectare (86 acres) vineyard area is cultivated at an altitude of almost 500 meters (1,640 ft).
The ancient and mixed soil is made up of calcareous rock and galestro (marl) forcing the Sangiovese grape to bring out its best expression, resulting in complex and elegant wines: the iconic Brunello.
Managing the vineyards to us means precision and constant presence among the rows . Thorough geological research allowed to classify Poggio Antico vineyards in 6 Macro units and 15 Soil Units: these represent the estate’s micro terroirs and are harvested and vinified separately.
Poggio Antico is the soaring home of Brunello: an exclusive experience in the light and colors of the most authentic Tuscany.
Galestro, limestone rocks, silty clays, layers of sandstone.
The variety of soils present in Poggio Antico offers rich and complex nuances: different expressions of the same vine can be found within the same vineyard.
Thus emerged the Soil Units: 15 micro terroirs and 6 Macro units that enhance the Estate’s “geological symphony”.
The Soil Units go beyond the idea of «vineyard», dividing the 35-hectare property in areas with soils having the same characteristics, which can be found on different plots. Each Soil Unit is a “voice” of Poggio Antico, a unique and possible expression of its terroir.
The Soil Units offer an insight on the “natural origins” of each vineyard, identifying the needs of each area and the right time for harvest.
In the cellar, the Soil Unitsare vinified and fermented separately. After tasting the fruit of every single vinification, the “sound” of each Unit is harmonized to create the final wine.
Made with 100% Sangiovese according to the traditional method, our Brunello embodies all the characteristics of the variety. Long aging in the barrel and in the bottle endow this wine with structure and complexity: a great classic.
A thoroughly drinkable and refined 2017 Brunello with pure cherry, berry and floral character with hints of cedar. It’s full-bodied yet has good tension and focus with a long and beautiful finish
James Suckling – 94 points
A thoroughly drinkable and refined 2017 Brunello with pure cherry, berry and floral character with hints of cedar. It’s full-bodied yet has good tension and focus with a long and beautiful finish. Drink or hold.
Wine Advocate Robert Parker – 93 points
Poggio Antico is another one of those Montalcino estates that you will forever remember if you’ve been lucky enough to visit. The vineyards enjoy unobstructed views all the way to the Tyrrhenian Sea (I think this is the only place in the appellation where you can see the water on a clear day). Fruit for the 2017 Brunello di Montalcino is sourced from the I Poggi parcel with thin galestro and alberese soils. There is a lot of fresh fruit here, and the tannins are quite soft and supple. Production is 38,000 bottles.
Wine Enthusiast – 92 points
Aromas recalling underbrush, crushed botanical herbs, wild rose and forest berries waft out of the glass. Linear and medium-bodied, the elegant palate offers dried cherry, licorice and ground clove set against fine-grained tannins. Drink 2024–2029.