Rosso di Mon­tal­cino 2011 Il Pog­gione – avail­able at Ma­jes­tic for £19.99

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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...

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