Poggio San Polo Rosso di Montalcino DOC 2020 (Tuscany, Italy) - [JS 91] [WS 90,
Poggio San Polo Rosso di Montalcino DOC 2020 (Tuscany, Italy) - [JS 91] [WS 90,

Poggio San Polo Rosso di Montalcino DOC 2020
(Tuscany, Italy) - [JS 91] [WS 90, #72 Top 100 of 2023] [TWI 90]

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About the winery: 

In 2007, Marilisa Allegrini (of the Veneto's esteemed Allegrini winery!) and Leonardo LoCascio (head of US importer Winebow) purchased the property, and brought in winemaker Nicola Biasi to build on San Polo's already considerable reputation and impressive levels of quality: Poggio San Polo's Brunello di Montalcino have consistently achieved outstanding ratings since the 1997 vintage.

The vineyards at San Polo were planted between 1990 and 2000 with the goal of making the highest quality Brunello di Montalcino. With an altitude of 1350 feet above sea level, their southern facing vineyard receives optimal sun exposure and is the highest in Montalcino. The vineyard also has natural terraces facing the stunning Sant'Antimo Valley and is entirely dedicated to Brunello di Montalcino.

Notes from the Winemaker:
Rosso di Montalcino represents a valid alternative to 'Brunello' and combines a particular vivaciousness, tanginess and freshness with a well-crafted structure. This wine is best enjoyed young, but has good ageing potential.

Tasting Notes
Bright and glossy ruby red in colour. On the nose it reveals aromas of small fresh berries and a trace of morello cherry, melded with hints of blackberries and black cherries, followed by a hint of vanilla. A fragrant wine with satisfying intensity. On the palate it is warm, smooth and a medium-bodied with finely-balanced tannins. Dry and sinewy yet fresh with a persistent, aromatic finish.

Food Pairings
It naturally accompanies dishes that are typical of Tuscan cuisine with its bold, authentic flavors, such as pasta and risottos made with mushrooms or truffles, pork, grilled meats and medium-matured cheeses. Serve in large glasses at 18°C (65°F) in large glasses.


Ratings & Reviews

91 Points - James Suckling:
"Savory plums, strawberries, red cherries with Mediterranean herbs and spices extend to a medium-bodied palate showing firm yet fruit-coated tannins. Juicy, fruity and pristine." (Aug 2022)

90 Points, #72 Top 100 of 2023 - Wine Spectator:
"This lithe, elegant red is signaled by a burst of raspberry aromas and flavors. Shows iron and earth details as this firms up, before stretching out on the lingering finish. Drink now through 2027. 7,494 cases imported." - BS (Sep 2023)

90 Points - The Wine Independent:
"The 2020 San Polo Rosso di Montalcino has aromas of mixed fruit and leaves or green herbs with a hint of leather as well. The palate is medium-bodied with some crunchy green and red fruit flavors as well as strawberries in syrup, but this is balanced by fresh acidity and quite chunky tannins." - Susan Hulme (Feb 2023)

Wine Advocate:
"The organic 2020 Rosso di Montalcino (with 40,000 bottles made) offers a bright bouquet with tart cherry, cassis and pretty floral tones of violet and lavender. The wine is simple and vibrant, showing a focus on the basics. Don't look for complexity here, but do count on a very fun and easy taste of Tuscany to pair with your favorite Italian foods." - Monica Larner (Mar 2023)