Wine Advocate 90 points - The 2009 Madre wraps around the palate with layers of dark red fruit, licorice, smoke and tar. It shows wonderful intensity and depth all the way through to the finish. Madre is equal parts Sangiovese and Cabernet Sauvignon. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2019. ” (Apr 2012)
Poggio Antico is a 50 acre estate that lies three miles south of Montalcino, Tuscany and dates back to
the early 19th century. Purchased in 1984 by Giancarlo and Nuccia Gloder, their youngest daughter,
Paola and her husband, Alberto Montefiori currently manage the family estate.
Planted in the 1970s, the sit at 1,500 feet and are amongst the highest planted vineyards in the
region. At this altitude, constant maritime breezes prevent fog, frost and mildew all but eliminate the
need for sulfides or pesticides. The vineyards face south/southwest and are planted on mixed
galestro and calcareous rock soils.
The wines of Poggio Antico are made in a traditional manner to express the full characteristics of
vintage, varietal and quality terroir.
|This beautiful estate, which lies 3 miles south of Montalcino, dates from the early 19th century. Its 50 acres of vineyards were planted in the early 1970s. It was purchased in 1984 by Giancarlo and Nuccia Gloder, originally from Milan, who had fallen in love with the wines of Montalcino and the unique geographical position of Poggio Antico. Their youngest daughter, Paola, has managed the estate since 1987 and was joined by her
husband, Alberto Montefiori, in 1998. Together they have elevated Poggio Antico to worldwide recognition as a star of its appellation whose wines stand out for their elegance and charm.
Located at an average altitude of 1500 feet, Poggio Antico boasts some of the highest vineyards in Montalcino. The elevation brings constant maritime breezes which prevent fog, frost and mildew, allowing the grapes to be grown in the most environmentally-friendly way possible. The south and southwest exposures exploit the sunlight and enhance ripeness, while the cool nights bring refinement and elegance to the wines. The vines are planted on a perfectly drained terroir with a mix of galestro and calcareous rocks.
The traditional Brunello is aged in large Slavonian oak for 3 years. The more modern-styled Altero is aged for 2
years in French tonneaux and is more approachable in its youth. A Brunello Riserva is produced from the oldest
vineyards reaching their peak of expression only in the greatest vintages. It spends one year in new French
tonneaux before being racked into the Slavonian uprights for another 2½ years. In addition, Poggio Antico
produces a very fine Rosso di Montalcino and Madre — an IGT blend of equal parts Sangiovese Grosso and
Cabernet Sauvignon. Both are refined in French tonneaux.