Il Poggione Wine Tasting with Alessandro Bindocci

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Join us Thursday September 20th from 3:30PM-5:00PM at Sherlock’s Wine Merchant Brookhaven to meet winemaker Alessandro Bindocci of Tenuta Il Poggione and Mazzoni.

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Alessandro Bindocci

Alessandro Bindocci is a fifth generation winemaker carrying on the family legacy of producing world-class wines. In 2005 he received his masters degree in enology from the prestigious University of Pisa. Alessandro has worked side by side with his father winemaker Fabrizio Bindocci of Tenuta Il Poggione who himself was mentored by legendary winemaker Piero Talenti. From his studies and experience, Alessandro has brought 21st technology and style to one of Brunello’s oldest and greatest estates Tenuta il Poggione. His other project Mazzoni, which launched in August 2008, is Alessandro’s successful debut as a primary winemaker.

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 practicing 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. –

~Selections to be Tasted~

2011 Mazzoni Bianco

2009 Mazzoni Barbera

2010 Tenuta Il Poggione Rosso di Montalcino

2006 Tenuta Il Pogggione Brunello di Montalcino