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Poggio Basso Brunello di Montalcino
Poggio Basso Brunello di Montalcino
Poggio Basso in Italian means “the lower part of the hill”. It refers to where most vineyards are grown in Tuscany.
Region: Montalcino, Tuscany
Varietal Composition: 100 % Sangiovese Grosso
Alcohol Content: 14.5%
Soil Composition: Marl and Alberese – Limestone with high concentration of calcium carbonate.
Training Method: Guyot
Elevation: 900 ft.
Exposure: South West, South
Harvest Time: First 2 weeks of October
Fermentation Container: Concrete tanks
Length of Alcoholic Fermentation: 20 days
Malolactic Fermentation: Wood
Type of Aging Container: Oak/ Concrete
Type of Oak: Slovenian Oak. 5000 Liters
Length of Aging Before Bottling: 48 Months
Length of Bottle Aging: 12 Months

Poggio Basso Brunello di Montalcino

Wine Description: Brunello di Montalcino is one of the reigning kings of all the Italian wines. It is made of 100% Sangiovese Grosso grapes grown on the hillsides of Montalcino in Tuscany. The wine must be aged a minimum of 4 years, at least 2 of those years in oak, and then fined in the bottle for a minimum of 4 months.

Tasting Notes Flavors of black plum skin, black raspberry, and boysenberries. This fruit is lifted by vanilla earthiness and touches of pepper. Food Pairings Structured red meat dishes such as Florentine Steak, Prime Rib, or Osso Buco. Mushroom sauces or wild game stew. Will compliment well any aged cheese.

 

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