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2007 Brunello di Montalcino

Poggio di Sotto

2007 Brunello di Montalcino Poggio di Sotto - Kermit Lynch Wine Merchant
The steep limestone terroir at Castelnuovo dell’Abate, coupled with the cooling winds off Mount Amiata, helped this estate thrive and make a classic Brunello in 2007. If you like the Poggio di Sotto style, here it is in spades. As always, this will be long-lived, but it is also drinking beautifully right now. –Dixon Brooke
Vintage: 2007
Bottle Size: 750mL
Blend: Sangiovese
Appellation: Brunello di Montalcino
Country: Italy
Region: Tuscany
Producer: Poggio di Sotto
Winemaker: Piero Palmucci
Vineyard: 20 years average
Soil: Rocky Marl
Aging: Ages for 58 months in 25 to 35-hl Slavonian oak botti and 8 months in bottle
Farming: Organic
Alcohol: 14%

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About Tuscany

Perhaps no region is tied to Italy’s reputation as a producer of fine wine as much as Tuscany. Since Etruscan times, viticulture has played a prominent role in this idyllic land of rolling hills, and the Tuscan winemaking tradition remains as strong as ever today. With a favorable Mediterranean climate, an undulating topography offering countless altitudes and expositions, and a wealth of poor, well-draining soils, conditions are ideal for crafting high-quality wines. Add to that the rich gastronomical tradition—Tuscany is home to some of the country’s finest game, pastas, salumi, and cheeses—and you have the blueprint for a world-class wine region.

This is Sangiovese territory; in fact, it is arguably the only place in the world where Sangiovese reaches a truly regal expression. In spite of a rocky history with fluctuations in quality, traditionally produced Chianti has reclaimed its status as one of the country’s most reliable, food-friendly reds, while the rapid rise of Brunello di Montalcino shows the grape’s potential for grandiose, opulent reds allying power and finesse. Traditionally-minded growers have stuck to using only indigenous grape varieties and employing techniques like aging in massive wooden casks known as botti, creating wines of terroir that shine at the Tuscan table.

Tuscan wines have had a place in our portfolio since Kermit’s first visit in 1977. While the names of the estates have changed, the spirit of those first unfiltered Chiantis he imported live on through our current selections.

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