Poggio Stella

Vino Nobile di Montepulciano DOCG

Wine Type: Red Wine

Country: Italy

Region: Toscana

Grapes: Sangiovese (80%), Canaiolo (10%) and Merlot (10%)

Tasting Notes: ruby red with violet hues;  aged in Slavonic oak barrels for 24 months;  nose is full and persistent with notes of red  berry and hints of brushwood; flavor is  harmonious, full-bodied and intense with a  pleasing, tannic finish; pair with roasted red  meats and game.

Food Pairings: Rich red meat dishes, pasta in sauce, mature cheeses, or Italian cuisine of all kinds.

James Suckling: Berries and spices with some hibiscus and stones on the nose follow through to a medium-bodied palate with nicely chewy tannins and an elegant yet nuanced finish. Has some nice length at the end. Drink in 2024.”

Wine Spectator: Rich, yet backed by a lively structure, allowing space for the cherry, currant, earth and iron flavors. Reveals well-integrated tannins, with a long finish. Best from 2024 through 2032.”

94 points, Luca Mroni (2016)
92 points, International Wine Report (2016)
90 points, James Suckling (2016 & 2020)
90 points, Wine spectator (2019)