2013 poggio di sotto, brunello di montalcino
Why We're Buying
Poggio di Sotto has established itself as one of premier Brunello producers in Tuscany. The estate, which is part of ColleMassari Domaine, draws upon the rocky soils and Mediterranean climate to produce highly coveted sangiovese wines. Poggio di Sotto Brunello di Montalcino jumped 46.5% from 2017 to 2021.
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The 2013 Brunello di Montalcino is downright gorgeous. The wine is inward-looking at the very beginning, but it quickly revs up to deliver soaring intensity and profound elegance. It goes from first to sixth gear in seconds and grabs all your attention and admiration in the process. The bouquet reads like a textbook Sangiovese, with wild berry, rose hip, pressed violets, cola, balsam herb, licorice and cigar ash. The bouquet underlines the wine's enormous finesse and pedigree, but the mouthfeel is all about frankness, directness and power. This is a naked and pure Brunello that glows bright with confidence and pride.
Wine & Spirits
This 2013 Brunello is harmonious and long, its deep fruit flavors layered with notes of Tuscan herbs, cherry tomatoes and fine spice. The layers unfold over several minutes, taking on high notes of fresh thyme and bass tones of tobacco. The tannins are ripe and generous, creating an open-knit structure that makes the wine surprisingly delicious in its youth, although this is a wine that will age well for more than a decade.
Leathery and earthy rather than fruity, this has plenty of body and tannin for the vintage and makes a bold statement. The tannins are rather polished and the long finish is well balanced and quite generous. Drink in 2019.