Dominik Mueller

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2017 La Poderina Brunello di Montalcino

Tasting note

2017 La Poderina Brunello di Montalcino

Typical of Sangiovese, the colour is translucent, from violet on the inside to slightly brick red tones at the rim, suggesting ageing of the wine.

On the nose, a buttery sweetness of caramel. Spicy with hints of licorice. Accompanied by red berry fruit, but more in the direction of stewed fruit than fresh fruit.

In the mouth, the wine has a lean body but also feels juicy and animating. The tannins have grip and are astringent. On the palate a fresh acidity, red fruit, a bit warming. Rhubarb, maybe a little green at this point, and jam.

Spicy and drying on the long finish. This is a versatile wine that goes well with Italian dishes, such as pizza, but can also take on a grilled steak because of its tannins. Overall round, not without elegance. Drink within the next three to five years.

Drink through 2027.

Tasted by Dominik Müller on Monday, 10 April 2023.


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Wine details

Vintage: 2017
Style:still (dry)
Grape variety: Sangiovese
For assemblages, the main grape variety is shown.
Producer:La Poderina
Appellation: Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
Vineyard: n/a
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