Poggio Celsi Brunello di Montalcino 2012

“If you want to understand what great Italian wine is all about, buy a bottle of Brunello.”
– Wine Spectator

Here’s a once-in-a-blue-moon opportunity for fans of Italy’s finest reds.

The Tipa family’s Poggio di Sotto is consistently one of the top-scoring Brunellos – James Suckling recently rated their 2010 98 Points, and it costs north of $200 a bottle. The family has long admired the wines of their next-door neighbor, Poggio Celsi. So much so that in 2014 they bought the estate, and plan to include the wine in future vintages of Poggio di Sotto. (Both estates lie in Castelnuovo dell’Abate, a super-premium Brunello village known for “wines with combined elegance and power,” writes Wine Enthusiast.)

Our man in Italy, Davy, goes way back with the Tipa family’s winemaker, Luca Marrone. That’s why Luca personally selected the finest barrels from Poggio Celsi’s 2011 vintage for this exclusive. Here’s Luca:

“Our 2011 Poggio Celsi reveals intense aromas of cherry, forest berries, spices and vanilla. On the palate, enjoy deep flavors of black cherry and black plum, plus toasty cedar notes. Decant and serve with roast game, red meat or aged cheeses – all the the way to 2025.”

Country

Italy

Varietal

Sangiovese

Region

Tuscany and Central

Alcohol

14.5%

Volume

750mL

Vintage

2012