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Poggio all’Oro Riserva 2013 – Banfi

Poggio all'Oro Riserva 2013 - Banfi
Written by Piero Pardini

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Wine: Poggio all’Oro
Variety composition: Sangiovese.
Denomination: Brunello di Montalcino Riserva D.O.C.G ..
Alcoholic strength: 14% vol.
Vintage: 2013.
Vintage 2013: After a rather rainy spring and early summer, the months of September and October were very good, with lots of sun and excellent ventilation. These climatic conditions favored a gradual and late ripening of the grapes, which were presented in excellent qualitative conditions, with wonderfully intense varietal aromas and a good balance between alcohol content and acidity.
Soil: area characterized by a large shelf in which the soils develop on clayey-silty brown sediments with stones and pebbles of different nature, of calcareous origin, well structured and well draining.
Training system: spurred cordon.
Plant density: 2100 plants / ha
Yield per hectare: 40-50 q / ha.
Fermentation: at controlled temperature (25°-30° C) in combined stainless steel and Horizon French oak vats.
Aging: 70% in 60 and 90 hl French oak barrels. and 30% in 350 l French oak barrels. for 2 years and 6 months.
Suggested serving temperature: 16°-18° C.
First vintage produced: 1985.

Poggio all'Oro Riserva 2013 - Banfi

© Banfi – Tuscany – Italy

Tasting Notes
Limpid ruby ​​red color, not particularly intense with garnet reflections, consistent.
On the olfactory examination the sample is wide in the range of its perfumes. Variegated aroma that opens with a pot pourri of withered red flowers, followed by fruity hints of black cherry and cherries in alcohol, spicy notes of vanilla and cinnamon, finally aromas of long aging of wax and glaze. A pleasant note of leather and cigar box also stands out.
The taste is fresh, with a good tannic texture, balanced in its components. Persistent with an aftertaste of ripe fruit of high quality. A wine of great longevity.
It is recommended in combination with a grilled Angus fillet.


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Castello di Poggio alle Mura
53024 Montalcino (SI)
Phone +39 0577 840111

About the author

Piero Pardini

Founder and editor of "The Wolf Post", Italian based International digital wine platform.
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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