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La Poderina
Poggio Abate Brunello di Montalcino Riserva DOCG

La Poderina is located just south of Montalcino in an area renowned for elegant and balanced fruit. In honor of the rich artistic and viticultural history of this area, Poggio Abate’s label features a detail from the local Sant’Antimo abbey, which dates back to the 12th century.

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: 3,300 (older vineyards); 5,000/Ha
Soil: Medium loam with some clayey deposits and presence of ­organic matter

Fermentation in stainless steel tanks (15 days at 24-28 °C) using selected yeasts . Maceration on the skins with daily pumping over; two delestages during alcoholic fermentation/15-20 days.

Aging Process
15 months in French oak tonneaux, followed by 15 months in large Slavonian oak casks; after six months in stainless steel, it is bottle ­refined for 24 months

Tasting Notes
Color: Dark, ruby red
Bouquet: Intense, complex nose with notes of dark berries, licorice and tobacco, together with ethereal, smoky sensations
Flavor: On the palate it is smooth, with a great structure and balance, full of flavors, especially savory herbs and licorice. Firm tannins and a long powerful finish.
Pairings: Best served with roast and stewed red meats, roasted game and aged cheeses

Alcohol Content: 14%
Serving Temperature: 62°F
Production: 8,000 bottles