Antonio Galloni calls Fattoria Poggio di Sotto a “cult producer” in Tuscany:
“Over the last decade or so, Poggio di Sotto has established itself as one of the cult producers in Montalcino” - Antonio Galloni
Proprietor Piero Palmucci is now making what Galloni calls “some of the most brilliant wines in Montalcino”. And he is also inspiring a whole new generation of young growers with his non-interventionalist philosophy to viticulture.
Fattoria Poggio di Sotto was founded in 1989, and the estate today comprises just 16 ha of steep, hillside Sangiovese vineyards.
The vineyards rise up to 400 metres on the Montalcino hill. The rocky soils are characterized by gravel and clay in the lower parcels and sandy clay in the upper levels, which is an excellent terroir for Sangiovese. Poggio di Sotto produces three Sangiovese-based wines: a Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Riserva, a Brunello di Montalcino DOCGand a Rosso di Montalcino DOC.