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"I have NOT forgotten about you. Your wines are amazing. I plan to write very soon about the incredible, emotional Montecucco Sangiovese Riserva 2011, a wine that left me breathless, with his truly unique beauty and veracious taste ... Kind regards"
Franco Zilianifrom Milan, he has been writing about wine since 1984 and in his career he has collaborated with several Italian and foreign magazines. He is the creator and curator of two wine blogs, 'Lemillebolleblog', dedicated to the world of bubbles, and 'Vino al vino', launched in 2006, where he offers a critical look at the world of Italian and international wine, with a unique style. He is a partner of the 'oggi.it' website

“2011 Poggio al Gello Pugnitello del Piaggione: this is an exciting wine and the first thing that strikes me is the dark fruit, the silky structure, the underlying power and the beautiful floral notes including violet. The wine feels a little easy at first but soon the flavors presents themselves, here are dark cherries, sloe (blackthorn) and hint of blackcurrant. The wine is dense, has a long finish and nice underlying acidity. In the aftertaste herbs, dried flowers, coffee and licorice comes through. Power and smoothness together with elegance transcends into an interesting, complex and very good wine – I want to try more wines of this grape! A suggestion is not to drink it too cold, it’s when it it gets a little higher temperature (say about 17-18 degrees) it really comes to life.”

“2011 Poggio al Gello Pugnitello del Piaggione: this is an exciting wine and the first thing that strikes me is the dark fruit, the silky structure, the underlying power and the beautiful floral notes including violet. The wine feels a little easy at first but soon the flavors presents themselves, here are dark cherries, sloe (blackthorn) and hint of blackcurrant. The wine is dense, has a long finish and nice underlying acidity. In the aftertaste herbs, dried flowers, coffee and licorice comes through. Power and smoothness together with elegance transcends into an interesting, complex and very good wine – I want to try more wines of this grape! A suggestion is not to drink it too cold, it’s when it it gets a little higher temperature (say about 17-18 degrees) it really comes to life.”

“My sincere thanks to the managers of this Italian winery, located in the town of Paganico, in Tuscany; for sending their wine samples, one of which is the Rosso del Gello in the 2010 edition, I am going to comment on this blog post, after its tasting and personal analysis.
Produced with Sangiovese grapes that are grown in vineyards located at an altitude of two hundred and fifty meters above sea level, in the hills of the Tuscan Maremma, through sustainable and organic agriculture. Large Sangiovese with a monovarietal profile, treated with intensity, and which undergoes, after the traditional alcoholic fermentation, a maturation in oak barrels for a period of twelve months.
Beautifully presented with label created by the artist Vincent Fortemps, with the colour of the wine brushing in a still glass, an apricot color of good intensity, with purple and red reflections, slipping into the aromatic phase sensations of ripe red fruit, fleshy and delicately seasoned, being the second scene for evocations of a spicy and toasted fragrance, some red flowers and a finish that ventures light balsamic scents and a certain wild condition.
The mouth is savory, full of finesse, with a hint of medium-high acidity, elegant anticipation, with a good sign of fruit extraction, with fine and sweet tannins, showing a persistence of good condition, length.
The aftertaste speaks of cherries and red plums, pepper and cloves, with a less intentional lactic hint, with wild and balsamic motifs that appear on the finish, and leave at the last moment a return of toast and aromatic herbs.
I consider it highly recommended in the 2010 vintage.
This is a wine with its own personality, I liked the Montecucco Sangiovese."

“Mi agradecimiento sincero a los responsables de esta bodega italiana, localizada en el municipio de Paganico, en la Toscana; por su desinteresado envío de muestras, una de las cuales este Rosso del Gello en edición de añada 2010, me dispongo a comentar en esta entrada del blog, tras su pertinente cata y análisis personal.
Elaborado con frutos de sangiovese que se desarrollan en viñas localizadas a una altitud de doscientos cincuenta metros sobre el nivel de mar, en las colinas de la maremma toscana, mediante una agricultura sostenible y biológica. La sangiovese grosso en perfil monovarietal, tratada con intensidad, y acreditando tras la fermentación alcohólica tradicional, una maduración en barricas de madera de roble durante un periodo de doce meses.
Bonita presentación con una etiqueta creación del artista Vincent Fortemps, con la cromática del vino pincelando en copa parada un color apicotado de buena intensidad, con reflejos púrpura y grana, deslizando en la fase aromática sensaciones de fruta roja madura acompotada y suavemente sazonada, siendo la segunda escena para evocaciones de fragancia especiada y tostada, algunas flores rojas y un final que aventura perfumes balsámicos ligeros y cierta condición silvestre.
La boca es sabrosa, plena de sutileza, con un guiño de media alta acidez, avance elegante, con una buena seña de extracción del fruto, con los taninos finos y golososs, desplegando una persistencia de buena condición, largura.
La retronasal habla de cerezas y ciruelas rojas, pimienta y clavo, con un giro láctico menos intencionado, apareciendo hacia el final motivos silvestres y balsámicos, y dejando en el último instante un retorno de tostados y hierbas aromáticas.
Lo califico en esta añada 2010 como muy recomendable.
Un vino con propia personalidad, me ha gustado la montecucco sangiovese.”

"From the beautiful hills of Paganico, from a little-known denomination, Montecucco, which strongly believes in the Tuscan grape par excellence, Sangiovese, a "very cool" reserve, perfect for your Easter meat dish. Organic cultivation and aromas and taste of incredible integrity, present and vibrant tannins, juicy fruit, large texture, fullness of flavor, the Tuscan Mediterranean scrub in the glass, wild and peppery notes. A deep and dry red, a real surprise. To be combined with: Leg of goat with chopped pistachios "
"I thank the managers of this Tuscan wine domain for their disinterested collaboration with this space for the dissemination of wine and vine culture, for sending some samples of its main productions. Some time ago I tasted and published their single variety Sangiovese. Today it is the turn of one of those vines that it is always a pleasure to find, forgotten and recovered. In fact, in 1981, on a plot located in the province of Grosseto, right where the Poggio al Gello winery is located; its owner found strains of pugnitello, a type that the Etruscans had already cultivated two hundred years before Christ in the same Italian geographical region. Although with the passage of time it had been considered lost, the Faculty of Agriculture of the University of Florence confirmed that those clusters in the shape of a fist corresponded to the type of grapes that had been considered missing. With a careful selection of the fruits, this wine is obtained which flaunts twelve months of maturation in oak barrels, and which in the glass shows an intense dark apex color with violet reflections, enhancing some closed nuances in a first olfactory approach , which when the glass is shaken, give way to memories of ripe black fruit, with a very marked balsamic wink in which I discover mentholated olfactory evocations, and in the finish showing a decisive and suggestive hint of minerality. On the palate it is powerful, with an alcoholic hint that at times seems to stand out more than desired, although when the wine is tempered and centered, I discover that balance sets its standard. Solid in the anticipation, with the tips of blackberries and blueberries that shine on the palate and begin a good projection of the aftertaste. Persistent to medium-high degree, consolidating in the rest of the final part tasty balsamic points and earthy minerality. A wine that I not only liked, but also that I consider to be of good interest for all lovers of wine culture, sometimes a great unknown. I consider it in this 2011 vintage between recommended and highly recommended. "
“Agradezco a los responsables de este dominio vitivinícola toscano su desinteresada colaboración con este espacio divulgador de la cultura del vino y el viñedo, mediando el envío de varias muestras de sus principales referencias. Hace ya un tiempo caté y publiqué su monovarietal de sangiovese, tal y como se muestra en este enlace adjunto : Hoy le toca el turno a una de esas varietales que siempre da gusto encontrar, una olvidada y recuperada. En efecto, en el año 1981 y en una parcela localizada en la provincia de Grosseto, precisamente donde se encuentra situada la bodega Poggio al Gello; su propietario dió con unas cepas de la pugnitello, una casta que ya los etruscos cultivaron doscientos años antes de Cristo en la misma región de la geografía italiana. Aunque con el paso del tiempo se había dado por perdida, la Facultad de Agricultura de la Universidad de Florencia confirmó que aquellos racimos con forma de puño se correspondían con el tipo de uva que se había dado por desaparecida. Con una cuidada selección de fruta, se elabora este vino que acredita doce meses de maduración en barricas de madera de roble, y que en copa parada muestra un intenso color apicotado oscuro con reflejos violáceos, potenciando en una primera aproximación olfativa algunos matices cerrados, que a medida que se agita la copa van cediendo paso a recuerdos de fruta negra madura, con un guiño balsámico muy marcado en el que descubro evocaciones olfativas mentoladas, y evidenciando en el final un firme y sugerente apunte de mineralidad. La boca es potente, con la punta de alcohol que a ratos parece sobresalir más de lo deseado, aunque cuando el vino se atempera y centra, descubro que el equilibrio impone su estandarte. Firme en el avance, con los puntos de moras y arándanos resplandeciendo en el paladar e iniciando una buena proyección retronasal. Persistente en medio alto grado, afianzando en el resto de la parte final sabrosos puntos balsámicos y de mineralidad terrosa. Un vino que no sólo me ha gustado, sino que considero de buen interés para todos los amantes de la cultura vitivinícola, a veces, una gran desconocida. Lo califico en esta añada 2011 entre recomendable y muy recomendable.”
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