The 2010 Brunello di Montalcino Poggio al Granchio is a shapely and powerful wine with a tight approach and a smooth succession of wild berry, spice and cola-like aroma. The wine shows a lot of the balsam herb aromas that are so unique to Sangiovese in the Montalcino appellation. In the mouth, this wine presents tightly-knit tannins that should relax and flesh out with more aging time in the bottle. I would suggest waiting at least three years before popping the cork. The wine is too young to drink now.
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Val di Suga
Poggio Al Granchio Brunello DOCG
Grape Varieties100% Sangiovese Grosso.
DescriptionLocated in the prestigious wine production area of Montalcino in Tuscany, Val di Suga has the unique advantage of being the only producer with vineyards in all three of Montalcinos viticultural regions - each with its own individual terroir. Val di Suga employs the Burgundy method, crafting wines that follow appellation regulations but with an additional focus on individual territories; the result is high quality Brunello and Rosso di Montalcino renowned for its aging potential but also approachable when young. Montalcino is a small Tuscan town about 25 miles from Siena; its hills took shape during different geological eras accounting for their highly differing soil characteristics. Montalcino enjoys a typical dry Mediterranean climate with a 5 influence due to its location between the sea and the Central Apennines.Val di Sugas estate is located on 300 acres of which 1,25 are under vine. Poggio al Granchio, located in the southeast, Vigna Spuntali, located in the southwest and Vigna del Lago, located in the north represent its three diverse production areas.
ColorBright ruby red with purplish reflections.
NoseAn explosion of fresh fruit reminiscent of brandied cherries, currants, blackberries and myrtle berries.
PalateSoft, silky tannins with a lingering mineral finish specific to this area.
AnalysispH: 3.6RS: 0.5TA: 5.5
Serving SuggestionsPerfect pairing for game and aged cheeses.