Brunello di Montalcino Riserva Poggio alle Mura


Montalcino Red Wines

Brunello di Montalcino Riserva Poggio alle Mura

Production Area

<p>Dedicated vineyards sloping down from the historic Poggio alle Mura Castle crowning our estate. We chose this area, particularly suited to growing Sangiovese, to plant the first vineyard resulting from over a decade of research to isolate the optimal selection of clones to produce consistently outstanding Brunello di Montalcino. The vines were planted in 1992. Altitude: 210-220 meters above sea level. Position: Hillside.</p>


100% Sangiovese, from a combination of estate selected clones.

Method of production

The grape harvest is followed by a maceration of 12-14 days. Temperature-controlled alcoholic fermentation (27-29°C) takes place in the Horizon hybrid stainless steel and wood tanks. 90% of the wine is aged for 2 years in French oak barriques and the remaining 10% in large casks. Before release, only in the sixth year after the harvest, the wine is bottle-aged.

The winemaker comment

An extraordinary vintage, 2007, for the launch of this Riserva, which rounds out the family of Poggio alle Mura. This Brunello stands out for a rare elegance, together with an immense concentration and power that make it suitable for long aging.

Vintage notes 2009

  • Brunello di Montalcino Riserva Poggio alle Mura
  • Denomination DOGC
  • GRAPE VARIETIES 100% Sangiovese, Banfi clonal selection
  • BRIX 25.8
  • ALCOHOL 14.4%
  • PH 3.52
  • Color intensity 0.81
  • Total acidity 5.35
  • Malic Acidity 0.01
  • Volatile Acidity 0.53
SO2 (MG/LT.)
  • Total 126
  • Free 38
  • Seasonal Outcome The spring start to the growing cycle was marked by abundant rainfall, which helped provide high levels of water reserves. The rainy phase went on until mid-July, with temperatures particularly cool and well below the seasonal norm. After mid July, the weather stayed warm and dry; in this phase, the vines could take advantage of the water reserves accumulated during the spring. Relatively cool nighttime temperatures allowed for the gradual development of aromatics and polyphenols, enhancing the overall quality of the grapes. The harvest went smoothly thanks to dry, warm and sunny days in September and October

The color is deep and intense, with garnet reflections. The nose is complex, with an initial slight balsamic note that during oxygenation in the glass is replaced by delicious aromas of plum and blackberry, well integrated with notes of licorice and coffee. The structure is striking and elegant, with very soft tannins in harmony with the lively acidity. Very long finish.

  • Poggio alle Mura Brunello di Montalcino Riserva
  • Denomination DOCG
  • GRAPE VARIETIES 100% Sangiovese, Banfi clonal selection
  • Method of production

    In our custom hybrid fermenters of stainless steel and French Oak, between 27 and 29 degrees centigrade for 12 to 14 days.  Malolactic: yes, in barriques.  Aged in the barrel for 24 months.  Barrels are 10% Slavonian Oak Casks (60 hl & 120 hl), 90% in French Oak barriques (350 l.)

  • BRIX 25.9
  • ALCOHOL 14.6%
  • PH 3.63
  • Color intensity 0.83
  • Total acidity 5.1
  • Malic Acidity 0.01
  • Volatile Acidity 0.50
SO2 (MG/LT.)
  • Total 112
  • Free 38
  • Seasonal Outcome The winter, with rainfall well above the seasonal average and quite mild temperatures, was followed by normal spring conditions. Some rainfall marked the months of May and June, along with relatively cool temperatures through mid-July. The hail storm which took place on Ferragosto (August 15th) only partially effected our vineyards, sparing the choicest fruit and impacting production with only a small decrease in quantity. Compared to recent years, all phases of the growing season were delayed, including the harvest, which took place two weeks late but under optimal conditions.

Deep red color with just a garnet shade. The complex aromas are sweet, with scents of plum, ripe cherry and small red fruits, which are well integrated with tobacco and balsamic notes. In the mouth is full, with powerful but soft and pleasing tannins. Huge persistence in the finish and very much suitable for long aging.     

  • Brunello di Montalcino Riserva Poggio alle Mura
  • Denomination DOCG
  • GRAPE VARIETIES 100% Sangiovese, Banfi clonal selection
  • Method of production

    Method:  In our custom hybrid fermenters of  stainless steel and French oak. Length of Barrel Aging: 24 months. Temperature:  27-29 degrees centigrade. Length: 12-14 days. Malolactic: Yes, in barriques. Origin of Barrel: 10% Slavonian Oak Casks (60hl & 120hl), 90% in French Oak barriques (350 l.). 

  • BRIX 26.7
  • ALCOHOL 15.4%
  • PH 3.55
  • Color intensity 0.92
  • Total acidity 5.1
  • Malic Acidity 0,01
  • Volatile Acidity 0.63
SO2 (MG/LT.)
  • Total 110
  • Free 39
  • Seasonal Outcome Thanks to a mild winter, the growing season started early, with anticipated flowering. Heavy rainfall in late May and early June provided sufficient water reserves in the soil to endure a mid-June heat wave. Harvest started about one week ahead of time yet still lasted into mid October without any difficulties, thanks to ideal fall weather.

The color is deep red, with garnet nuances. The bouquet is rich with notes of plum jam, coffee, cocoa and mildly balsamic aromas. On the palate, the wine is extremely powerful and full, while at the same time smooth and harmonious, with ripe and gentle tannins. It has a very long finish, thanks to its big structure perfect for long aging.


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