Located in the Montalcino DOCG appellation of Tuscany, Tenuta Il Poggione is an estate especially known for its outstanding Brunello wines. When Florentine land owner Lavinio Franceschi visited the area in the late 19th Century he fell in love with the landscape so much that he decided to purchase land and begin growing treasured Sangiovese grapes. The estate is stretched over 1,480 acres of land with 309 of them being planted to vines. With both traditional and modern practices, the winery, built in 2004, focuses on aging in larger, 300-500 liter French oak barrels. The Riserva Vigna Paganelli, Il Poggione’s flagship wine, is only produced in the best vintages and solely from the oldest vineyards on the estate, while the younger Brunello wines typically provide the fruit for the Rosso di Montalcino bottling. The wines are known for their balance of fruit and savory characteristics which provide a classic representation of the Brunello DOCG.
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