Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Poggio al Granchio
Wine & Spirits
Poggio al Ganchio strethes along Montalcino's southeastern side, the vines rooted in galestro-rich soils at elevations reaching nearly 1,500 feed. Aged in large French oak vats for 30 months, this wine is the most understated of Val di Suga's three single-site bottlings in 2013, hemmed in by powerful, meaty tannins and pronounced mineral tones. Flavors of cherry and red currant emerge with exposure to air, accented by note of white pepper, fennel and blood orange. Hold on to this for at least five years, and sever it with braised pork shoulder.
Medium red. Musky red berries, red cherry and flowers on the nose, complicated by menthol and herbs. Sweet, fleshy and round on entry, in a rather open, appealing style. Rising tannins provide a slightly drying mouthcoating sensation. Finishes with good energy and sneaky subtle persistence.
The Wine Advocate
One of three single-vineyard expressions from Val di Suga, the 2013 Brunello di Montalcino Poggio al Granchio opens to a nicely saturated color and beautifully intense aromas. Fruit is sourced from a site located in the southeast quadrant of Montalcino where steep diurnal shifts help to sharpen and maximize those pretty fruit aromas...