Released seven years after the harvest, the 2010 Brunello di Montalcino Riserva Poggio al Vento is a stunning wine. It soars to the highest altitudes in terms of elegance and power. These opposite forces—muscle versus grace—are what distinguish this classic vintage. Col d'Orcia has effortlessly captured and immortalized both sides of the continuum. The bouquet produces a long succession of aromas including dried cherry fruit, licorice, cola, lavender flower, cured meat and black truffle. The velvety finish is supple and long in persistence. This is a gorgeous creation.
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Poggio al Vento Brunello di Montalcino Riserva
Grape Varieties100% Sangiovese
AppellationBrunello di Montalcino DOCG
DescriptionCol d'Orcia is the internationally celebrated producer of one of Italy's most revered red wines, Brunello di Montalcino. Situated on the outskirts of the medieval hilltop village of Montalcino in Tuscany's Siena province, the estate has a rich winemaking history that dates back to the 1700s. In the hands of the Cinzano family since 1973, Col d'Orcia is owned and managed today by Count Francesco Marone Cinzano.
VinificationThe finest grape bunches are rigorously selected during hand-harvesting. Fermentation takes place in steel tanks at controlled temperatures below 86ºF with a 25 day maceration period to ensure optimal polyphenolic extraction. The wine is aged a minimum of 6 years prior to release; 4 years in Slavonian and French oak casks followed by at least 2 years refinement in bottle.
ColorDeep ruby red with light garnet hues
NoseIntense and multifaceted; fruit-forward with developing notes of licorice, mushrooms and chocolate that offer further complexity
PalateFull-bodied, well-structured and powerful at first, leading into a soft, caressing and lingering finish
AnalysisAlcohol: 14.3 %TA: 6.2 g/L
750 ml, 1.5 L
Serving SuggestionsA perfect accompaniment to pâtés, foie gras, grilled fish steaks and roasts