In the glass, Poggiarellino's Rosso di Montalcino appears nice and dark. The aroma is rich in ripe berry fruit with hints of violet, graphite and minerals. The taste is intense and saturated with fruit, and supported by a fine tannin. A very solid wine, which rather than being a "mini-brunello" offers a brighter and more elegant side of the Sangiovese grape than you find in Poggiarellino's Brunello di Montalcino. One of the two or three very best Rosso di Montalcino wines being made.