In the glass, Poggiarellino's Rosso di Montalcino appears beautiful and dark. The scent is rich in ripe berries 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 is found in Poggiarellino's Brunello di Montalcino. One of the two-three very best Rosso di Montalcino wines made.