Castelnuovo dell'Abate Tuscany
Recently purchased by neighbouring Poggio di Sotto, the San Giorgio estate includes six hectares of Brunello and 2.5 of Rosso. The terroir matches that of Poggio di Sotto, all located in the Castelnouvo dell’Abate zone of Montalcino with vineyards on rocky slopes between 250 and 400 meteres overlooking the Orcia river. Beginning with the 2017 vintage, the Poggio di Sotto team will make the wines at San Giorgio and implement some changes in the cantina. Rosso ‘Ciampoleto’ is fresh and fruity with bright cherry friut. Brunello ‘Ugolforte’ was named after a local revolutionary that lead the forces against Siena in the 12th century. From the oldest vineyards, the wine is aged in barriques (30% new) for twelve months and then in larger Slavonian casks for three years. A rich full-bodied Brunello with dark berry fruit and spice.