2019 Il Poggione ‘Brancato’ Rose
This rose is fresh on the palate, but with a pleasant roundness, this rosé flows onto the
palate with an expressive core of perfumed cherries, spices and flowers.
NAME2019 Il Poggione ‘Brancato’ Rose
COUNTRY OF ORIGINItaly
Excellent as an aperitif, Brancato pairs well with seafood, vegetables and soft cheeses.
ABOUT THE WINERY
The story of Tenuta Il Poggione began at the end of the 19th century. It tells of Lavinio Franceschi, a landowner from Scandicci, on the hills that rise above Florence. Franceschi was so fascinated by the tales told by a shepherd moving his sheep to their summer pasture on the slopes of the Maremma between Montalcino and Sant’Angelo that he went to survey the place, caring nothing for the distance and dangers that commonly beset travelers in those days. He found his visit so interesting and the scenery so majestic that he decided to buy land there.
Today, Tenuta Il Poggione is one of Montalcino’s largest wineries: it covers an area of 600 hectares, of which 125 hectares are planted with vines, 70 with olive groves and the rest are sowable land and woods. The estate’s guiding principle is to pay meticulous attention to the vines, because the secret of producing great red wines lies in taking extreme care of the vineyards. Tenuta Il Poggione has always practiced diversified farming, by planting different crops other than the vineyards. More recently, solar
panels have been installed on the winery’s roof, reducing the environmental impact of its wines.