Poggio San Polo Rosso di Montalcino DOC 2013 (Tuscany, Italy)

Poggio San Polo Rosso di Montalcino DOC 2013
(Tuscany, Italy)

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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.

Analytical data
Alcohol content: 13.87% Vol
Total acidity: 5.70 g/l
Residual sugars: 1.0 g/l
Dry extract: 31 g/l
Free SO2: 25 mg/l
Total SO2: 88 mg/l
pH: 3.7

Ratings & Reviews

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate:

"The delightful 2013 Rosso di Montalcino opens to a soothing dark color and primary fruit aromas of bold berry and blackberry. The wine ages in oak tonneaux for one year to impart soft tones of spice, leather and toasted nut. The nose is compact and clean with a great sense of intensity that you normally don't find in Rosso di Montalcino. Sweet cherry wood and Spanish cedar seal the deal. This a great food wine, especially if paired with lamb or pork chops. There's a nice sense of energy here." - Monica Larner (Feb 2015)