“Montalcino is a land kissed by G-d,” said my friend winemaker Fabrizio Bindocci when I joined him and his son Alessandro yesterday for lunch at Tenuta Il Poggione, one of my favorite Brunello producers.
You really couldn’t argue with Fabrizio’s statement after tasting his 1979 Vino Rosso dai Vigneti di Brunello.
I haven’t had time to write up my notes from the wines we tasted but I will in coming weeks.
In the meantime, I did manage to file an overview of Brunello yesterday for the Houston Press. It includes a photo I took from Il Palazzone where I was visiting with my friends Laura and Marco and their brood: it was so clear on Saturday, you could actually see the Tyrrhenian sea from their winery in the village of Montalcino.