Brunello Poggio Doria is the wine of sunset, the wine from the West. Poggio Doria's vineyard is located in the North-West side of Montalcino with South/West/North-West exposure. The vineyard is approximately 260 meters above seal level and composed of jasper, sand and clay. Vines are planted using training system of spurred cordon with 5,200 plants per hectare. Harvest is conducted manuallly into cases in the first week of October. The juice is fermented for at least 26 days at a controlled temperature of 82°F. After maceration the wine is matured for 18 months in new and used French oak Tonneaux (Allier); followed by 12 months in large oak barrels from Slavonia. Finally the wine is bottle aged for at least 12 months.

94 Points
2016 vintage
96 Points
Wine Advocate
2016 vintage
Harvest Note
Like dominos falling into place, the 2016 vintage started out with a large amount of precipitation from January through February, around 220 millimeters, which helped to build water reserves. March was cooler than normal, with budbreak starting around the middle of the month, leading into a temperate yet dry April. However, water reserves from the winter months maintained homogenous growth throughout. The end of April into May was rainy, with around 145 millimeters of further precipitation, followed by June, which continued to be wet yet more in line with an average year. Luckily, temperatures were cooler than usual, which slowed the growth of the vines. Combined with good ventilation (for both northern and southern producers), this mix kept the production of rot at bay. Ultimately, these conditions were the key to balancing the warm and dry summer months. Warm but never hot, 2016 is often described as having very even temperatures and no dramatic swings, other than the strong diurnal shifts between day and night, which helped in the healthy maturation of fruit. The autumn months and into harvest continued this theme, with temperate and dry conditions, save for a large rainstorm in the middle of September. Producers in warmer locales picked just prior to these rains, while others were able to comfortably wait for dry conditions to return. Reported harvest dates throughout the region spanned from early September to mid-October.
Tasting Note
Deep winy red color, with the characteristic bouquet of fresh red fruit. Great tannic structure on the palate, with an excellent acidic framework. A wine with an excellent, lingering aromatic persistency in the nose and in the mouth.
Food Pairing
Pairs well with meat, seasoned cheese, game.
Technical Data
GRAPES: 100% Sangiovese Grosso
APPELLATION: Brunello di Montalcino Riserva DOCG
PH: 3.5
ACIDITY: 5.5 g/l
ABV: 14.5%
AGING: Maturation for 18 months in French oak tonneaux (Allier), followed by 16 months in large oak barrels from Slavonia.
Unique Selling Points
  • Brunello Poggio Doria is a cru that we are producing with the grapes coming from the North-West side of Montalcino
  • Matured for 30 months, first in French oak and then in Slavonian;An ageworthy wine of great depth and complexity
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