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Tenuta Il Poggione


Apply: Leopoldo E Livia Franceschi
Wine areas:
Brunello Di Montalcino (DOCG)
Rosso Di Montalcino (DOC)
Foundation year: 1890
Winemaker: Fabrizio Bindocci
Vine variety: Soprattutto Sangiovese
Hectare: 125
Most important labels:
Brunello di Montalcino
Brunello di Montalcino Riserva Vigna Paganelli
Rosso di Montalcino

Today, Tenuta Il Poggione is one of Montalcino's major wineries: it covers a surface area of 600 hectares, of which 125 hectares are planted with vines, 70 with olive groves and the rest are arable and woodland. The estate's guiding principle is to pay meticulous attention to the vineyards, because the secret of producing great red wines lies in tending the vines. Diversified agriculture is also essential to Tenuta Il Poggione, so that vines are alternated with a variety of crops and wild animals are allowed to live in harmony with nature. Along with constant efforts to preserve the typical characteristics yet improve the quality of its wines through research and selection, Tenuta Il Poggione has also drastically reduced the quantity of grapes it produces. By practising the green harvest, regularly monitoring the condition of the vineyards and constantly checking the need for soil nutrients, an excellent product is achieved even in less favourable years. On the Poggione estate, the grapes are harvested entirely by hand and the wine is made by the traditional method, though modern, state-of-the-art equipment is used. Total control of the vinification process is guaranteed, thanks to the new cellar built in the centre of the estate in 2004 and the introduction of extremely advanced technology, but as tradition is important, the company keeps the large French oak barrels used for aging the great Tenuta Il Poggione red wines five metres below ground.

How to get

From Rome: * take A12 Roma-Civitavecchia * Continue to S.S.1 Aurelia * After Grosseto take S.S.223 * After Paganico turn on the right and take S.P.64 * Follow directions to S.Angelo in Colle From North Italy: * Take A1 towards Florence * Take the exit Firenze Certosa and then take the RA3 Firenze-Siena * Take the Siena Sud exit and continue towards Montalcino * Once in Montalcino, follow the directions to S.Angelo in Colle From Siena: * Exit from Siena and take S.S.2 Cassia * After the crossover of Buonconvento take S.P. 14 Traversa dei Monti, direction Grosseto * Continue to Montalcino and then to S.Angelo in Colle

Days and Hour opening: Monday through Friday 8:00AM to 1:00PM and 3:00PM to 7:00PM. Saturday from 8:00AM through 12:00PM
Days and Hours visit: Advance notice is always required
Wine Tasting: yes
Oil Tasting: no
Purchase products in the cellar: yes
Purchase products online: no
Disabled accessibility: yes
Coach parking: yes
Language spoken: Italian, English
Overnight: Built from a completely restored estate farmhouse and located in the heart of the winery, the Agriturismo Il Poggione is made up of 7 independent apartments with every comfort, including air conditioning and a panoramic swimming pool
Apartments for rent number: 7