2016 Poggio di Sotto Brunello di Montalcino (750ml) Pre-Arrival15 0 0 0
Poggio di Sotto is blessed with a truly outstanding Sangiovese terroir sitting at 200, 300 and 450 meters with various exposures. The soil is stony and comprised mainly of clay and limestone. They practice certified organic farming and produce only about 15-20,000 bottles of their Brunello. Their wines are some of the most refined and sought-after wines in the region.
"Alluring aromas of macerated cherry, strawberry and rose give way to a core of red fruit framed by iron, earth and tobacco in this elegant red, which is silky, but also well-structured, balanced and intense in a stylish profile. Very complex and promising. Best from 2024 through 2047. 1,600 cases made, 200 cases imported." 97 points - BS (Wine Spectator, June 2021)
"Just mid ruby. Finely perfumed, minerally nose with touches of sweet raspberry and cherry. Compact palate of youthful sweet fruit. Stunning balance between embryonic sweet fruit, supple acidity and long, finely chiselled tannins. Real precision." 18.5/20 points - Walter Speller (jancisrobinson.com, March 2021)
"You can lose yourself in the bouquet of the 2016 Poggio di Sotto Brunello di Montalcino. At one moment, the 2016 shows crushed cherries with autumnal spice; the next, it’s exotic florals and candied orange peels, and at another time flowery undergrowth, white smoke and wild berries. It’s unbelievably soft and pure, lifting the wine through saline-minerals, as sweet notes of cherry and raspberry begin to slowly saturate, yet what they leave behind is youthfully grippy tannins. With how structured the 2016 is today, it’s still enjoyable due to nervous acids and notes of sour citrus, which keep the expression fresh. The 2016 Poggio di Sotto Brunello is really a terrific effort and a classic in the making." 96 points - Eric Guido (Vinous, November 2020)