2019 Il Poggione Rosso di Montalcino is a fine red wine produced from grapes grown on estate vineyards in the hills south of the village.  Two types of Sangiovese-based wines dominate production in this area – Rosso di Montalcino and Brunello di Montalcino. The differences between Rosso and Brunello are simple. Rosso is aged about 1 year and meant to be drunk while relatively young, Brunello is aged at least 5 years and increases in character over time when properly cellared.

Producer: Il Poggione, Montalcino, Tuscany, Italy
Description: Full bodied red wine produced from 100% Sangiovese grapes. Designated DOC (Denominazione di Origine Controllata). Aged in French oak prior to bottle aging. Alcohol 14%.
Price: Retails around $30.

Tasting Notes

This wine is for those who enjoy: Italian reds that are good sips and pair well with hearty foods.
Appearance: Ruby red.
Aroma: Dark fruit medley and red berries.
Taste: Soft on palate, dark berries well balanced.
Finish: Smooth tanins through the finish.
Pairing: Pasta with meat sauce, grilled or rotisserie meats, medium cheeses (Brie, Fontina, Gorgonzola,)

Reviewer relationship(s) with producer, distributor or retailer: None.