Il Poggione’s 2007 Brunello di Montalcino Riserva Vigna Paganelli is utterly stunning, but it is surprisingly tannic and huge for a vintage in which so many wines are much more approachable. Layers of dark red stone fruit open up on the palate, followed by sweet spices, savory herbs and mint. Beautifully perfumed and expressive throughout, the 2007 is a jewel of a wine. The only thing it needs is time.
Rich and medium-weight, with cherry, berry, leather and spice notes converging on the long, juicy finish. Balanced in a sleek, compact manner, ending with fresh touches of mineral. Best from 2016 through 2032. 5,667 cases made.-BS
Intense ruby red, elegant nose with notes of red fruit, leather and spices; persistent, balanced flavour, with long seductive finish.
Wine Maker Notes
Brunello di Montalcino Riserva Vigna Paganelli is produced only in the best years and in limited quantities. This wine comes exclusively from “I Paganelli” vineyard, the oldest vineyard on the estate, planted in 1964. These vines, used for sourcing the Sangiovese clones when new vineyards are planted, grow top quality grapes which are picked by individual selection of the best and ripest bunches.After this careful harvesting, the wine is fermented for around 20 days, then aged for 4 years in French oak barrels, followed by a long period of bottle aging.
Red meats, game, accompanied by mushrooms or truffles, mature cheeses.