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Poggio Antico SRL Società Agricola

Loc. Poggio Antico, 53024 Montalcino (Si)

Telephone +39 0577 848044
Fax +39 0577 846563

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ProWein 2017 hall map (Hall 16): stand F51

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ProWein 2017 fairground map: Hall 16

Our range of products

Product categories

  • 01  Wines (according to cultivable areas)
  • 01.01  Europe
  • 01.01.09  Italy
  •  Toscana
  • 01  Wines (according to cultivable areas)
  • 01.07  OTHER WINES
  • 01.07.03  Branded wines

Our products

Product category: Toscana, Branded wines

Brunello di Montalcino D. O. C. G.

The 1980 Brunello di Montalcino was the first wine in Italy to obtain the D.O.C.G. appellation (Denominazione di Origine Controllata e Garantita - controlled and guaranteed from the origin). The D.O.C.G. is the most prestigious classification of wine in Italy. As a result, only specialized and authorized vineyards can produce Brunello di Montalcino and a series of rules regarding production must be observed.

Four years of total aging are required for Brunello. For more than a century Brunello was aged three of these four years in wood, but as from the 1995 vintage this requirement was reduced to two years. Nevertheless, at Poggio Antico we continue to respect the traditional method for our classic Brunello, keeping it three years in large oak barrels.

Brunello must be produced with 100% Sangiovese grapes and a minimum of 12.5% alcohol by volume is required. Total acidity cannot be lower than five parts per thousand. At Poggio Antico the alcohol content, total acidity, and dry extract always reach optimum levels, thanks to low yields and the favorable geographical position of its vineyards.

Poggio Antico's Brunello di Montalcino is typically deep and intense ruby red in color. The bouquet is well developed and persistent, and increases in intensity with further bottle aging. It has a very clean nose, with hints of blackberry and licorice. In the mouth it is rounded and concentrated, with great vitality, yet elegant and harmonious, thanks to the particularly sweet tannins. It has a very long finish and ages gracefully under proper conditions.

Poggio Antico also produces a limited number of Magnums (1,500 ml) of Brunello di Montalcino. In exceptional vintages, Double Magnums (3,000 ml) are also released. Both these special formats are packaged in beautiful wooden cases, which are also available - upon request - for the regular bottle format (750 ml.).

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Product category: Toscana, Branded wines

Brunello di Montalcino D.O.C.G. Riserva

As per the D.O.C.G. regulations, Brunello di Montalcino Riserva must be aged for a total of five years as opposed to four required for the regular Brunello.

The Brunello Riserva Poggio Antico is only produced in exceptional vintages. In those years the grapes from the oldest and lowest altitude vineyard are processed and aged separately.  The Poggio Antico Riserva spends three and a half years in wood; the first year of aging takes place in 500-liter French tonneaux while the remaining aging is in new Slavonian oak barrels. The wine is then bottle aged for one and a half years before release to complete the mandatory five years of total aging. The result is a mature, round and complex wine.

The rather limited production of Brunello Riserva usually averages 18,000 bottles. Due to its characteristics, it is a wine for which further bottle aging is encouraged.

The Riserva is an intense ruby red, with garnet hues. Its bouquet is usually evolved and austere, with hints of wild berries, leather, and roasted coffee. In the mouth it has a fully developed rich structure, and is very elegant and smooth thanks to its rich tannins. It is extremely well balanced and rounded, with a persistent silky finish.

To date Riserva vintages from Poggio Antico include: 1985, 1988, 1990, 1993, 1995, 1997, 1999, 2000, 2001 and 2003.

Poggio Antico also produces a limited number of Magnums (1,500 ml) of Brunello di Montalcino Riserva. Double Magnums (3,000 ml) are also released. Both these special formats are packaged in beautiful wooden cases, which are also available - upon request - for the regular bottle format (750 ml.).

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Product category: Toscana, Branded wines

Lemartine, I. G. T. Toscana

Lemartine has a distinctive richness combined with a classic elegance. It is a hearty, rich and elegant wine.

The black and red berry fruits integrate to enhance a beautiful structure and firm, yet never aggressive tannins. Its generosity delivers minerality, intense fruit flavors and hints of leather, spices and black licorice.

“Lemartine” is the newest born of our wines, released for the first time in January 2012 with the 2010 vintage, which is certainly one of the most exciting crops of the last 25 years.

Lemartine, like our first IGT wine “Madre”, takes its name from one of three old family homesteads built over a century ago on the estate. This beautiful stone house, with breathtaking views over the surrounding countryside, is embraced by graceful vineyards, olive groves and verdant woodland.

Making wine - red wine in particular - is our passion, and we trust it shows. Our unique terroir and privileged position is particularly well suited for growing a wonderful Sangiovese, and Brunello di Montalcino is, and always will be, our flagship wine and our first love. However, as with any true passion, we love to explore every aspect of our field and in 2001 we posed a new challenge introducing our first blended wine, Madre, which was a big success.

Montalcino is well be known around the world for its Brunello, and this is a fact, but it is without doubt a blessed region for growing red wines in general. Out of curiosity we planted two varietals generally considered to be more “international” and now, several years later, we are able to deliver wines with unique complexity, flavor and minerality, thanks to this exceptional soil composition.

In Lemartine, the Brunello grape still plays the lead role, as it does in all Poggio Antico wines, but here it is blended with Cabernet Sauvignon and Petit Verdot (planted back in 1997 and 2003 respectively). These three varietals, rigorously and exclusively estate grown at 420 meters altitude, refine separately in small French oak barrels of varied toasts. On the day they are blended together, they become Lemartine. Prior to release, the wine enjoys a further refinement in the bottle for at least four months.

It is available in 750 ml. bottle format.

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About us

Company details

First of all the opinion of Arianna and Sabrina on the quality of Poggio Antico's wines.

Arianna is Paola and Alberto's eldest daughter. Sabrina is her cousin; since they were little girls, they usually fiercely argue, but never over Poggio Antico's wines!

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Poggio Antico enjoys a very good reputation in the marketplace.

Ratings and awards are always quite significant, as they provide regular feedback about the quality of our work. Because it is very important that this feedback be independent, we at Poggio Antico have never advertised nor sponsored any magazine or wine guide. Therefore you can be confident that all ratings, awards or comments given to our wines come from totally independent sources.

Our wines have been highly rated for many years by the most important international wine magazines, such as "Wine Spectator", "Wine Advocate/Robert Parker", "Wine Enthusiast", "Wine & Spirits" and "International Wine Cellar" (USA), "Wine" and "Decanter" (Great Britain), "Falstaff", "Wein.pur" and "Vinaria" (Austria), "Vinothèque" and "Figaro Japon" (Japan), "Vinum" (Switzerland/Germany), "Mondo/Gerhard Heichelmann", "Der Feinschmecker" and "Alles Über Wein" (Germany), "Proefschrift" (The Netherlands), "Dina Viner" (Sweden), "Vinforum" (Norway), "Veronelli", "Gambero Rosso", "Duemilavini A.I.S." and "GoWine", (Italy).

Since 1990 our wines have been rated by Wine Spectator 5 times within the "Top 100 Wines of the Year". Our Brunello 1985 achieved the 4th place on the list, making it the first Italian wine to reach such a prestigious ranking.

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