Rosso di Montalcino 2011 Il Poggione – available at Majestic for £19.99
The attractive hilltop town of Montalcino is 100 kilometres south of Florence and 540 metres above sea level and are important things to consider in the production and taste of this wine.
Rosso must be 100% Sangiovese and can be available for sale on September 1st the year following the vintage. Having no oak ageing regulations gives the winemaker more freedom; he or she can bottle the Rosso whenever they feel the wine’s tasting ‘just right’.
Tasting notes from my trip revealed that the Rosso wines were open, fruity and more vibrant than some.
It makes for a perfect partner with steak, tuck in and enjoy...