La Poderina winery is part of Tenute del Cerro SpA, the Wine Company of Gruppo Unipol, one the biggest European Insurance Company. Tenute del Cerro represents today the fulfillment of a great wine project, which considers agriculture in its best meaning, with a great focus on nature and on its best local expressions, with the aim to enhance the features to produce some of the most Italian excellence, appreciated in the world.
Founded in 1988, La Poderina is located in the Castelnuovo dell’Abate zone of Montalcino, an area noted for the elegance and balance of its grapes. The estate resides southeast of Montalcino’s historic town center and consists of consists of 120 acres. Specialized in the cultivation of Sangiovese Grosso, La Poderina has 25 acres of vineyards dedicated to the production of Brunello, 11 acres of vineyards dedicated to the production of Rosso di Montalcino and 11 acres of vineyards dedicated to the production of Sangiovese.
La Poderina has an integrated philosophy that incorporates innovative techniques in order to further Montalcino’s traditional wines. To this end, La Poderina ages its wines in both French barriques and larger botti, giving the final wines restrained oak notes that still showcase unique characteristics of this region’s Sangiovese. Yield levels are careful monitored in order to cultivate concentrated flavor profiles. Each vine produces yields far below the guidelines set out by the appellation. La Poderina produces a total of 73,000 bottles annually and offers American wine drinkers a Rosso di Montalcino, Brunello di Montalcino and Poggio Abate Brunello di Montalcino Riserva.