Located at an average altitude of approximately 450 meters (1,476 feet) above sea level, Poggio Antico is one of the highest altitude producers of Brunello. The steady breezes at this altitude sweep away morning and evening fogs and early frosts, and dry the grapes after every rain, thereby preventing the development of mold and allowing us to avoid anti-mold chemical treatments. This highly privileged position and sunny vineyards facing south to southwest guarantee optimum growing conditions, particularly during the crucial maturation period when the grapes gradually reach a perfect balance between sugar and acidity.
The calcareous and rocky soil ensures perfect drainage and is particularly suited for growing the high quality grapes necessary for full-bodied wines such as Brunello. The unique combination of altitude, positioning, and soil quality give Poggio Antico wines their special character and elegance.
Federico Trost, with an illustrious career spanning 15 years & including various renowned producers, Federico hopes to further increase the quality and standing that has become synonymous with Poggio Antico.
He decided to dedicate interests and resources to conquer important positions on the Italian market with: Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Riserva, Brunello di Montalcino DOCG “Altero”, Brunello di Montalcino DOCG and Rosso di Montalcino DOC. But in order to reach his trading goal he needed a reliable partner, of proved business acumen. Thus a distribution agreement has been signed with the Cecchi family, the historic Chianti company who celebrates its 125 years of business and who in the last five years has successfully distributed “Castiglion del Bosco” of the Ferragamo family. “The business collaboration with the Cecchi family, Federico Trost affirms, “is coherent with our aim at strengthening our presence on the national market in this phase of renovation which foresees a conversion to organic cultivation, the study of the soil of the vineyards and the exclusive cultivation of Sangiovese.”