Grape Variety: 100% Sangiovese
Aging Potential: Drink now through 2022
Serving Temperature: 16 °C
Alcohol Level: 14%
A dense style, with pure cherry and strawberry notes that pick up briar, spice and tobacco accents. Well-structured, with burly tannins and fine balance.
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.
|Grape Variety||100% Sangiovese|
|Wine Closure||Natural Cork|
|Robert Parker||88 points|
|Wine Spectator||90 points|
|Wine Enthusiast||89 Points|