2016 Poggio Antico Brunello Di Montalcino Altero
2016 Poggio Antico Brunello Di Montalcino Altero Rose, citrus, wild herb and new leather aromas come to the forefront. Enveloping and loaded with finesse, the linear, full-bodied palate of this 2016 wine delivers juicy cherry, orange zest, licorice and a hint of graphite alongside taut, close-grained tannins that leave a firm finish. It’s balanced, with vibrant acidity.
Montalcino’s landscape is characterised by rolling hills, with altitudes ranging from 120 to 650 metres above sea level. The different geographical influences make for heterogeneous soil. It is this diversity that results in quite dramatic micro-climates, even in neighbouring vineyards.
The zone for Brunello production totals 24,000 hectares. Only 15% of this area is under planting. To the south of this area lies Monte Amitata with an impressive elevation of 1,740 metres. This mountain acts as a natural barrier, protecting the area from extreme weather.
Montalcino’s climate is Mediterranean. The growing season tends to be fair, with a significant number of sunny days accompanied by cool nights. This ensures even ripening and complex flavour development.
At an average elevation of 480 metres above sea level, Poggio Antico’s vineyards are among the highest in the Brunello region. The lofty altitude, combined with the close proximity of the Tyrrhenian Sea, ensures that there is always a steady breeze – which has a beneficial effect etheir in dry or rainy seasons. Thanks to this unique and blessed spot, Poggio Antico wines are characterised by their elegance.
The soil is rocky and calcerous, which makes for good drainage. Cover crops are used to aid moisture retention, increase biodiversity and regenerate the soil.