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2000 Poggio di Sotto Brunello

I posted a picture of me in Italy when I was drinking a 2000 Poggio di Sotto Brunello.  I have vivid memories of meeting Piero and drinking his Rosso and Brunello.  Since Kristi and I are going in July I wanted to cook home made Pizza in my Green Egg and drink Italian wine.  Here is my first write up of the 2000 Poggio di Sotto.  I will also write up the Pizza recipe.

2000 Poggio di Sotto

Light Ruby in color and at the edges turns to a golden tannish color.  A hint of soil with emerging meaty qualities followed with a hint of sweet raisins.  This is a very soft and long lived wine.  It opens about an hour after decanting and I recommend at least 2 hours of decanting to fully enjoy it.  After 1.5 hours I got a little smoked pork quality on the nose.  The length is amazing and has great earthy tones on the tongue and a hint of plum.  This wine has great acidity which makes it perfect for some BBQ and Pasta. 

1997Argiolas Turriga Isola Dei Nuraghi

Very unique nose of earthy barnyard, maneur, and leathery tobacco.  The mouth was a bit explosive with dirt and some over ripe black fruit.  Excellent to contrast the Brunello.  This was about 1-3 hours of decanting.  B+

One response to this post.

  1. Your 2000 Poggio di Sotto and 1997Argiolas Turriga Isola Dei Nuraghi sound pretty intriguing! Italian wine seems to have more elements of the terroir.

    Looking forward to hearing about your adventures in Tuscany, hopefully on the www!

    Reply

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