Poggio Dell'Aquila Brunello di Montalcino DOCG 2008
By James Suckling
Poggio Dell'Aquila Brunello di Montalcino
February 25th, 2013
Tasting Note: Aromas and flavors of plums with hints of dried mushrooms follow though to a full body, with round tannins and a ripe fruit aftertaste. Drink now.
By Poggio Dell'Aquila
Brunello di Montalcino
Type of Wine: Red D.O.C.G.
Geographical Location: Il Poggiolo, Montalcino, 450 metres above sea level
Vine: Sangiovese Grosso (Brunello)
Fermentation: In steel tanks at controlled temperatures for around 21/25 days.
Ageing: 36 months in oak and 12 months in 500-litre tonneaux in different percentages depending on the quality of the vintage.
Refinement: In the bottle for around 10 months.
Colour: Dark and bright ruby red tending towards burgundy with ageing.
Fragrance: Very lingering, full, reminiscent of liquorice and fruits of the forest.
Alcohol Content: 13.50%
Serve With: Excellent with seasonal cheeses and dishes with intense flavours such as pot roasts and game.
Serve At: Temperature or around 18'C
[Information is not Vintage Specific]