2016 'Poggio alle Mura' Rosso di Montalcino DOC
Sangiovese •Poggio alle Mura
Italy: Tuscany: Montalcino
Not your daddy's Rosso
Baby Brunello Steal! Poggio alle Mura, the legendary estate vineyard of Banfi is the source for their flagship Brunello di Montalcino. Almost all the fruit from this prized vineyard goes into this highly sought after Brunello. Almost. Just a few rows with the youngest vines go into this secret Rosso.
We were able to secure only a few cases, not enough for a daily feature, sadly, yet for $17.99, as the accolades below confirm, you won’t find a better Sangiovese!
Call it a top-secret gift, up for the grabs for those who peek at The Wine Spies Store regularly…
Here’s what the wine press has to say:
James Suckling – 92 Points - “Shows a delightful combination between pretty blue fruit, bark and resin on the nose. The palate is well defined with round tannins, a welcome streak of acidity and plenty of fruit. Drink now.”
Wine Advocate – 91 Points - “This is a terrific wine to bring to outdoor grilling parties or to serve in the kitchen while you are preparing a fun family meal. The 2016 Rosso di Montalcino Poggio Alle Mura exudes conviviality and brightness, with a truly beautiful quality of Sangiovese fruit that shines through with brilliance. Dark cherry and blueberry give the wine immense informal appeal. Drink 2018-2022”
Deep and intense red color.
Complex but immediately captivating with fresh and sweet flavors of plums, cherries, blackberry jam, and raspberries.
Flavors of plums, cherries, blackberry jam and raspberries, with just a hint of wood.
Well-structured with extraordinary concentration of fruit. Supple tannins and long finish.
Ideal with red meat, savory game, and aged cheeses.
What the Winery Says
- Rudy Buratti
- 100% Sangiovese
- Montalcino, Tuscany
- Poggio alle Mura
- Sandy clays with rounded pebbles
- Trellising system
- Spurred cordon – Banfi alberello
- Vine Density
- 4,200-5,500 vines/ha
- 5.07 g/l
- Residual sugar
- 1.3 g/l
- 12 months
- 100% French, 50% oak casks and 50% new barriques