La Poderina 2012 Brunello di Montalcino DOCG

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92 Points - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

92 Points - Wine Enthusiast Magazine

91 Points - Antonio Galloni's Vinous

90 Points - Wine Spectator Magazine

The La Poderina 2012 Brunello di Montalcino does a terrific job and never strays far from the Sangiovese path. This is a light weight and buoyant wine with vibrant berry tones, dark fruit, plum, spice, tobacco and pressed violets. The bouquet is authentic and shapely without being too bold or overly intense. The effect is seamless, in fact with a long and silky line of aromatic descriptors that reach a nice place of unity and harmony. The mouth feel shows similar integration with some refreshing brightness at the back. The finish is a tad short.

  • Owner Unipol Assicurazioni S.p.a.
  • Winemaker Riccardo Cotarella
  • Type Red wine
  • Varietals 100% Sangiovese grosso
  • Vineyard Location Castelnuovo dell’Abate, Montalcino
  • Elevation350 m a.s.l.
  • Vines Planted 1991- 2001
  • Trellising Spurred cordon
  • Vines/Acre 5,000/Ha
  • Soil Medium loam with some clay deposits and organic matter
  • Vinification Fermented in stainless steel tanks (15 days at 24-28 °C). Maceration on the skins with daily pumping over; two delestages during alcoholic fermentation/15-20 days.
  • Aging Process60% in French oak barriques (12 months) and 40% in Italian and/or Slavonian big oak casks of 110 Hl (24 months). 18 months in the bottle before the release.
  • Tasting Notes
  • Color Ruby red color with garnet notes
  • BouquetIntense, concentrated nose of black cherries, wild berries and vanilla
  • Flavor On the palate it is rich, full bodied, quite tannic in youth, soft and persistent. Serve at 18°C in large glasses
  • Pairings Best served with red and white roast meats, poultry, game and aged cheese
  • Alcohol Content 14.5%
  • Residual Sugar 1.8 g/L
  • Serving Temperature 62°F
  • Production 37,000 bts
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