"The 2018 Rosso di Montalcino Poggio Cerrino is smoky at first, gaining notes of ripe cherry, brown spice and flowery undergrowth over time. It’s soft and textural, supported on a feminine frame with zesty acids that make the cheeks pucker. Tart red and black berries saturate through the tension-filled finale, with a pleasant hint of cherry pits and licorice. This is very pretty yet a bit intense on the palate, which I don’t see settling down over time. That said, the Poggio Cerrino will excel most at the dinner table over the next two to three years."
What importer Skurnik Wines has to say about this wine...
100% Sangiovese from the Poggio Cerrino vineyards at 350 meters above sea level with a north-east exposureVines are between 25 and 40 years oldSandy soils with clay and schistSpontaneous fermentation and an extended maceration on the skins takes place in upright oak fermentersAging for 12-18 months in large Slavonian oak casks of 10 to 40 hectoliters800 cases produced annually on averageFirst vintage 1989