Region: Montalcino, Tuscany, Italy
Ageing Potential: 2014-2044
Perfect with: Manzo Rangers Valley Tri-Tip Beef, Confit Tomato, Capers, Agrodolce Eshallots, Bread & Anchovy Sauce
Why You'll Love It?
In the heart of the estate, half way up the hill that overlooks the Orcia River, on a ridge gently sloping towards the South you can find the Poggio al Vento vineyard. The name literally means “windy hill” and this aspect in conjunction with the very unique soil composition of the area produce the exceptional Brunello di Montalcino Riserva Poggio al Vento. The powerful yet elegant tannins delivered in the wines by this vineyard require a 4 year long aging in the traditional large oak barrels. After bottling the wine requires a further aging of 3 years before being presented to the market. Brunello di Montalcino Riserva Poggio al Vento is produced only in the best vintages and represents one of the highest expressions of pure Sangiovese to be found in Montalcino.
Everything you imagine to be in an old world sangiovese. Earthy, cigarbox, leather and tobacco with warm spice and cedar notes. Tannins are soft but present, acidity is remains fresh. Drinking delightfully now, but can be cellared for another 30 years.