For lovers of the finest Tuscan reds, this is a must have from an acclaimed Italian estate. Its perfect balance of tannic power, racy freshness and fleshy black fruit makes it a classic 'food wine' that every gastronome should try at least once.
As it clings to its rocky hilltop, the medieval village of Montalcino provides a very picturesque view of Tuscany. It's also the centre for one of Italy's most magnificent reds ' Brunello di Montalcino. These are collectors' wines that can age for years. Yours hails from Poggio Antico ' their treasures regularly feature in Wine Spectator's 'Top 100 Wines of the Year'. Respectful of tradition, the winery make their Brunello in the time honoured method, ageing it for three years in large oak barrels. This lends the finished wine notes of cedar, leather and spice to complement the rich black fruit character ' all held together with fine tannins. Open early and decant well before enjoying with rare steak, grilled duck breast, or roast pheasant.