About Poggio di Sotto

By Paul Caputo

Founded in 1989 by Tuscan legend Piero Palmucci, Poggio di Sotto has swiftly become one of the references for traditional Brunello di Montalcino, producing some of the most refined and sought-after wines in the region. Their ten hectares of vineyards are all planted with low-yielding Sangiovese Grosso clones in the sunny Castelnuovo del Abate region on the south east side of Montalcino. Organic viticulture is practised across vineyards located at between 250 and 400 metres above sea level. The wine is fermented gently and then aged for a minimum of three and a half years in large used Slavonian oak casks.

The estate’s entire production amounts to 3,000 cases, including the introductory Rosso di Montalcino. Well exposed vineyards tempered by cooling breezes, high quality clones and gentle winemaking, make for some of the most seductive and refined wines in Tuscany. In 2012 Piero Palmucci sold the estate to Claudio Tipa, owner of the impressive Grattamacco estate in Bolgheri. Claudio has kept the same team in place and continues to produce excellent wines.