Thanks to its dominating position, the vineyards – including Vigna Paganelli, planted in 1964 – benefit from the proximity of Mount Amiata and the Tyrrhenian Sea.
The vineyards are at an altitude between 150 and 450 metres (490 – 1475 feet) above sea level.
This large gap, together with the age of the vineyards, promotes easier harvest and allows the production of structured wines with long aging potential, regardless of the weather conditions.
Facing East-West and trained with the “Doppio capovolto” method, Vigna Paganelli is one of Montalcino’s oldest crus and it is used for Tenuta Il Poggione Brunello di Montalcino Riserva.
The Sangiovese clones found here have been selected from the winery’s old vineyards and feature a loose cluster and small berries with a thick skin.
This is an emblematic Sangiovese, which produces high-quality fruit in good and difficult years.
For decades these clones have been used for new estate and Tuscan vineyards and are still used nowadays in order to preserve the typicity of Sangiovese in Montalcino.