Poggio San Polo Brunello di Montalcino 2013
The historic Poggio San Polo is situated in Podernovi, on the southern slope of Montalcino. The valley is called Sant’ Antimo and there too, almost at touching distance, stands Mount Amiata. The locals call this area a ‘Mezzopane’, meaning that to admire the beautiful view is to ‘take one’s fill’, like food for the soul. The windows, knolls and vantage points of the Estate’s two farmhouses look out over the breath-taking Tuscan landscape of the Old Masters. In 2007, Marilisa Allegrini, owner of the Allegrini estate in Veneto, Italy, and Leonardo Lo Cascio, head of U.S. wine importer and distributor Winebow, purchased Poggio San Polo, with great excitement and passion to produce outstanding wines from Montalcino.
Made from hand-picked grapes, 100% Sangiovese Grosso, this Brunello is from a vineyard situated at 450 meters (1,476 feet) above sea level with a South-South/West sun exposure, with soils rich in calcium and clay. The bouquet exhibits typical aromas of violets and small red berries. Subtle nuances of forest floor, aromatic wood, vanilla and jammy mixed fruit then give way to subtle hints of coffee. This Brunello is intense, persistent, broad and heady. Full-bodied and warm on the palate, with a densely-woven texture and robust body, it has a persistent finish with well rounded tannins. The particular features of the terroir at San Polo produce a Brunello with a capacity for lengthy aging, while patient cellaring enhances the wine during aging in the bottle.
|Region||Italy, Tuscany, Brunello di Montalcino|
|Brand||Poggio San Polo|
James Suckling"Aromas of plum, dried meat, flower and figs. Full body, velvety and chewy tannins. So much fruit and intensity. I love the generous fruit and form to this wine. Drink in 2021."
Wine Enthusiast"Woodland berry, forest floor, exotic spice and tobacco aromas escape the glass. It's bright and loaded with finesse, delivering crushed red cherry, juicy cranberry, cinnamon and clove framed in taut fine-grained tannins. Vibrant acidity lends exquisite balance while a star anise note closes the lingering finish. I love the classic vibe on this-it's the best offering I've had to date from this dynamic estate. Drink 2021-2038..."
Wine AdvocateThe Poggio San Polo 2013 Brunello di Montalcino offers bright and sweet cherry fruit that pops out with pretty intensity as soon as you lift the glass to your nose. This wine offers beautiful fruit definition and a snappy personality that sings loud and clear. So many Brunellos can taste flat and evolved, but this wine is jazzy and very lively instead. The wine is fermented in cement vats and later aged in large oak casks and tonneaux for two years. Some 50,000 bottles were made.
Wine SpectatorThis verges on cherry liqueur flavors, along with plum, spice and chocolate notes. Modern in feel, with a direct approach, yet has a firm, dense undertow and a lingering finish. Best from 2020 through 2032. 4,000 cases made.