“Offers a mix of plum and cherry flavors, accented by aromatic notes of wild rosemary, sage and floral. Rich and balanced, with a long, resonant aftertaste. Drink now through 2023. Only 1,500 cases made”.
Wine Spectator 90 points
“Mid ruby with orange tinges. Subdued fruit with hints of stalks and oatmeal. Succulent, fine cherry fruit lined with posh, creamy oak and perfectly built grainy tannins. Cherries with a note of sour cream on the finish. Elegant and irresistible but, me being always the moaner, it could have easily done without the new oak.”
Jancis Robinson 17.5/20
“The 2016 Rosso di Montalcino (with 18,000 bottles made) is a beautiful wine that could certainly rival full-fledged Brunello from some of the best estates in the appellation. This is especially true in the case of this vintage that over performs from all points of view. Poggio di Sotto makes a concerted effort to promote its Rosso as a stand-alone wine, and not as a little sister or Brunello inferior. Specific investments have been made to differentiate the Rosso program, and well, you might notice the expensive price point. Is the wine worth it? You can purchase some of Montalcino’s best Brunellos for less than this. However, there is a unique level of primary fruit intensity here with bold fruit aromas of cassis and wild raspberry that you would never get in a wine that ages as long as Brunello does. This is a fresh and forward wine that delivers impressive complexity and depth. The context is young fruit, not evolved fruit. In a sense, this wine embodies the true philosophy of Rosso di Montalcino more than any of its peers. The wine is not less important than Brunello, but it does strive to display Sangiovese at a different moment in its lifeline.”
Robert Parker 94 points.
STORY BEHIND THIS WINE
Poggio di Sotto lies in Castelnuovo dell’Abate, an area considered the best for the production of Sangiovese. This is a textbook example of how good Sangiovese can be. Poggio di Sotto promote their Rosso as a stand-alone wine, not a little sister or inferior Brunello. This vintage is exceptional and delivers a brilliant expression of the Sangiovese grape. Read more.
Elegant wine with Burgundian finesse. Plenty of young, lively fruit flavours of cassis and black cherry. Fine, dry, silky tannins with a delicious finish of dark chocolate and blackberry. This wine is no less than a Brunello but shMid ruby with orange tinges. Subdued fruit with hints of stalks and oatmeal. Succulent, fine cherry fruit lined with posh, creamy oak and perfectly built grainy tannins. Cherries with a note of sour cream on the finish. Elegant and irresistible but, me being always the moaner, it could have easily done without the new oak.ows Sangiovese at a different stage.