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La Poderina
Brunello di Montalcino DOCG

La Poderina is located just south of Montalcino in an area renowned for elegant and balanced fruit. 25 acres are dedicated to the cultivation of the Sangiovese Grosso for the production of this Brunello and Poggio Abate. These vineyards have yields well below the 32 ql/acre dictated by the appellation’s regulations.

Owner: Unipol Assicurazioni S.p.A.
Website: www.tenutedelcerro.it
Winemaker: Riccardo Cotarella
Type: Red wine
Varietals: Sangiovese Grosso

Vineyard Location: Castelnuovo dell’Abate, Montalcino
Orientation: Southeast
Elevation: 350 m a.s.l.
Trellising: Spurred cordon
Vines/Acre: 5,500/Ha
Yield/Acre: 24 ql
Soil: Medium loam with some clay deposits and organic matter

Fermentation using selected yeasts and malolactic fermentation in stainless steel

Aging Process
60% French oak barriques and 40% Italian and/ or Slavonian big oak casks of 110 Hl. 12 months (barriques)/24 months (Italian and/ or Slavonian big oak casks). 18 months in the bottle before the release.

Tasting Notes
Color: Ruby red with garnet notes
Bouquet: Concentrated nose of black cherries, wild berries and vanilla
Flavor: Dense flavor with excellent structure; persistent finish
Pairings: Best served with poultry, red meats, roasts, game and aged cheeses

Alcohol Content: 13.5%
Serving Temperature: 62°F
Production: 53,000 bottles