La Poderina 2016 Brunello di Montalcino

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The 2016 La Poderina Brunello di Montalcino is made from estate fruit grown just south of Montalcino in an area renowned for elegant and balanced fruit. Ruby red color with garnet notes, it offers an intense, concentrated nose of black cherries, wild berries, and vanilla. On the palate, it is rich, full bodied, quite tannic in youth, soft, and persistent. It is best served with red and white roast meats, poultry, game, and aged cheese.

Varietal Composition: 100% Sangiovese Grosso
Appellation: Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
Aging: 24 months in Slavonian oak barrels and French oak barriques, followed by 18 months in bottle prior to release
Winemaker: Riccardo Cotarella

94 Points - Wine Advocate
"La Poderina's 2016 Brunello di Montalcino shows a lot of charm and grace, with a bouquet that is defined not so much by the ripeness of its fruit but by the many nuances hidden directly under the surface. The fruit shows lifted red tones with cherry and dried raspberry, but it also offers very precise minerality with crushed limestone and chalk that adds points of dustiness or dryness to the bouquet (and ultimately subtracts from the density of the mouthfeel). These lithe background tones shape what is fundamentally a very elegant, streamlined and pretty Brunello. I am very happy to recommend this new release (with 65,000 bottles to hit the market in March 2021) from La Poderina." -ML, 11/30/20

90 Points - Vinous
"The 2016 La Poderina Brunello di Montalcino is unique yet also quite seductive. It wafts up from the glass with a bouquet that mixes crushed violets, graphite and white smoke with peppery herbs and currants. The textures here are velvety-smooth, creating an elegant expression but with a mix of salty minerals and round tannins which seem to coat the palate. Its fruits are more blue and purple than red, with a twang of exotic spices which resonates well into the structured finish. Frankly, I doubt I’d be able to call this Brunello in a blind tasting, yet it still has its qualities." -EG, Nov/2020


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