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Villa Poggio Salvi 2018 'Pomona' Brunello di Montalcino

Villa Poggio Salvi 2018 'Pomona' Brunello di Montalcino

...like an athlete in their prime.
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...like an athlete in their prime.
Wine Enthusiast

Mission Codename Salva Mea

And we thought their 2017 Riserva was as good as it gets.

We were wrong. I mean there’s nothing wrong with that Riserva as many of you I’m sure by now have had a chance to appreciate its gorgeousness. But THIS. The ultimate single-vineyard flagship Brunello, is a whole other level, especially in an opulent vintage like 2018. It takes us right back to Vinitaly when we visited their booth:

Luca Belingardi believes in making traditional Brunello expressing its unique terroir in the best possible way, it was his grandfather Pierluigi Tagliabue who created Villa Poggio Salvi in 1979. Pierluigi was in a partnership with Biondi-Santi - yes, that cult winery known as the beacon of classicism in Montalcino. To create the best possible Brunello that truly reflects prized terroir, Belingardi chose Vittorio Fiore, the Director of the Italian Association of Enologists in the 1970s, and rightfully credited as “the inventor of the profession of consulting winemaker.” He’s helped make Caparzo, Conti Costanti, Vecchie Terre di Montefili, Poggio Scalette, and many more.

Per Antonio Galloni’s Vinous “Higher elevation and limestone-rich soils are the key to success at Poggio Salvi. This winery and vineyard, close to the town of Montalcino, looks to the northwest, and the wines are produced in a traditional style, aging for 30 months in large Slavonian oak barrels.”

And what did that yield? Ethereal juice that is not far removed from the neighboring Bindi-Santi school of winemaking. With one big difference. Instead of the $300 a pop that you’d be paying, today we have this doppelganger for you at UNDER $50. With 95 points.

You’re welcome, and while it lasts of course.

95 Points – Wine Enthusiast

“The sweet yet distinguished nose leads with notes of dried cherry and roses, then turns umami with aromas of stone, coffee and herbs. On the palate, fresher streaks of cherry and plum emerge, along with a bitter orange undertone, before a citrusy finish. Tannins are taut and youthful, like an athlete in their prime.”

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What the Winery Says 2018 'Pomona' Brunello di Montalcino

Villa Poggio Salvi
Villa Poggio Salvi
Consulting winemaker
Vittorio Fiore
Winemaker
Luca Belingardi
Varietals
100% Sangiovese Grosso
Vintage
2018
Alcohol
14.5%
Appellation
Brunello di Montalcino, Tuscany
Vineyard
Cru Pomona
Average vine age
20 years old
Soils
Galestro (arge textured marl)
Altitude
450 meters above sea level
Exposure
South-West
Vine density
4.000 vines/ha
Vine training
Spurred cordon
Aging
30 months
Barrels
30hl neutral Slavonian oak

About the Winery Villa Poggio Salvi

Villa Poggio Salvi Winemaker Vittorio Fiore
Villa Poggio Salvi Winemaker Vittorio Fiore
Villa Poggio Salvi 2018 'Pomona' Brunello di Montalcino 750ml Wine Bottle
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Villa Poggio Salvi 2018 'Pomona' Brunello di Montalcino 750ml Wine Bottle
Offer Expires Today at 11:59 pm
$49.00
64% off!
$135.00
Elsewhere