Monday, February 18, 2013

Poggio di Sotto 2007

Tasting: Poggio di Sotto Brunello di Montalcino 2007

The nose is fine toned, and a bit reserved at first, showing fresh dried cherry, some orange peel, and a bit of incense.On the palate there's a big meaty / savory note, that is very appealing, accompanied by more aromatic red cherry, dried herbs,  moderate acidity, and good balance. The finish is long and elegant, with aromatic sandalwood, and fine grained tannins. 93 Pts.

This tasting note is from two samples at Gambero Rosso on 2-15-13. I look forward to sitting with a bottle of the '07 over dinner, to get a more complete impression.

A point of interest on this wine: the grapes for the 2007 were grown by, and most of the wine's production completed by, Piero Palmucci, prior to the sale of the estate to Colle Massari. This will continue to be the case for the next few vintages. I had opportunity to discuss the wine making philosophy of the new owners with their sales director, Maarten Leereveld, and I will share more on that subject in a future post.

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