A very droughty vintage until harvesting. Consequently lead to a minor production, but this version of Poggio di Sotto Riserva has been characterized by an intense, multiple refined aromas expressions. Powerful and, at the same time, elegant wine: ethereal, spicy but crispy, with a deep fruit fragrance and an austere character. This Riserva was born as the olderbrother of Brunello 2011 and as this one, both are the clear proof of the loyalty of the traditional cellar activities and care under which Giulio Gambelli has been an eyewitness until January 3rd 2012.
Fattoria Poggio di Sotto was founded in 1989 on the Southeast side of Montalcino, just outside of Castelnuovo dell’Abate. A winery dedicated to perfection, Poggio di Sotto is planted with a single variety (Sangiovese Grosso) on the choicest soils to produce extraordinary wines in Montalcino. The grapes enjoy a unique microclimate influenced by the Orcia River, the Monte Amiata Volcano, and the Mediterranean Sea. Extremely low yields, organic farming and spontaneous, natural fermentation create wines of extraordinary character and elegance.
The estate changed ownership in 2011 when the original founder Piero Palmucci sold to Claudio Tipa, owner of the famed Grattamacco estate in Bolgheri and Castello di ColleMassari. The wines of Poggio di Sotto have continued to enjoy a meticulous commitment to the long-standing tradition of excellence, giving them a soaring reputation which is among the finest few in Montalcino.