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Poggio al Vento 2013 – Col d’Orcia

Poggio al Vento 2013 - Col d'Orcia
Written by Piero Pardini

Credits: © Piero PardiniThe Wolf Post – Tuscany – Italia

Wine: Poggio al Vento
Variety composition: 100% Sangiovese.
Denomination: Brunello di Montalcino Riserva D.O.C.G ..
Alcoholic strength: 14.5% vol..
Vintage: 2013.
Production area: Montalcino Siena Sant’Angelo hill overlooking the Orcia river.
Exposure: at noon which allows it to be exposed to sunlight for the whole day.
Vineyards: Poggio al Vento.
Average vineyard altitude: 300 meters above sea level.
Climatic trend: the beneficial winter rich in rains restored the soil moisture level to optimal levels after the drought 2012 vintage. Germination and flowering took place in the typical periods of recent years and the summer climatic trend which did not register extreme values, he recalled the “traditional” vintages of the past. The harvest began in the second half of September, favored by excellent temperature variations and by rains that fell at the right times.
Vinification: fermentation at a controlled temperature of 28 ° C in steel vats of 50 and 60 hl. Fermentations take place separately, in order to select the different areas of the vineyard in an optimal way. During the maceration, lasting 20-25 days, daily pumping over and long delestage are performed. The malolactic fermentation was carried out in concrete and the first racking was carried out directly in wood in the spring of 2014.
Aging: aging for 3 years in 25 and 75 hl Allier and Slavonian oak barrels. Bottling is followed by about 3 years of bottle aging in air-conditioned environments.

Poggio al Vento 2013 - Col d'Orcia

© Bruno Bruchi – Col d’Orcia

Tasting Notes
Intense ruby red, with evident garnet textures, of good consistency.
On the olfactory examination its bouquet of scents is broad and intense. Effluvia of fruity hints of blackberry, blueberry, currant followed by notes of sweet spices but also addictive balsamic notes and toasting of noble woods.
The sip is opulent, rich, full-bodied. The tannin is ripe, well polished. The aftertaste is particularly persistent, elegant and very fine. The finish is fruity, of a ripe fruit that invites you to take a new sip.
It is recommended in combination with a larded duck breast.

Rating
5 Lupetti


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Col D’Orcia
Via Giuncheti
53024 Montalcino (SI)
Phone +39 0577 80891
E-mail: info@coldorcia.it
Website: www.coldorcia.it


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About the author

Piero Pardini

Founder and editor of "The Wolf Post".
Freelance Journalist.
Wine critic and Sommelier.
He has also written about sports and technology for some specialized magazines.
Co-author of the authorized biography "Gianni Clerici - The writer, the poet the journalist", Le Lettere, Firenze.

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