"Poggio al Carro" Brunello di Montalcino

Denominazione di origine controllata e garantita

Grapes: 100% Sangiovese

Exposure: North / Northeast
Altitude: 350 m above sea level.
Soil: Mixed consistency with a slight tendency towards clay.

Cultivation system: Spurred cordon.
Average yield: 5 tonnes per hectare.
Harvest: By hand into crates.

Vinification: De-stemming and soft pressing, alcoholic fermentation at 28/30°C, 20 days’ maceration on skins.
Ageing: Ageing in 35 hectolitre wooden barrels for 40 months. Bottle-ageing: At least 12 months.

Size: 750 ml bottle

Packaging: Single box, wooden box and case of 6 bottles.

Technical Sheets 2015 | 2013 | 2012

Bottle photos: 750 ml

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James Suckling


A dense, layered red dried berries, chocolate and spice. Hints of cloves and white pepper, too. It’s full and flavorful. Extremely long and back-loaded at the end. Drinkable now, but better in 2022.


James Suckling


A rich and velvety Brunello with cherry, dark-chocolate and walnut character. Full body, chewy tannins and a long and flavorful finish. Needs two or three years to soften. Yet delicious now.


Robert Parker


Here's an authentic taste of Tuscany that pair with steak smothered in white peppercorn sauce. The 2012 Brunello di Montalcino "Poggio al aCarro" shows its undisputed food-friendliness thanks to sharp acidity and a steely, streamlined approach. Aromas of white cherry and wild berry are secondary to the decisive nature of the mouthfeel. This wine should age well over the next 10 years more.


James Suckling


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