Poggio Antico is located in Montalcino, a small town in Tuscany about fifty kilometers south of Siena. The earliest written records of the estate date from the beginning of the 19th century, when the present boundaries were marked. At that time, the estate consisted of woodland, grassland, and three stone houses. The development of Poggio Antico started in the late 1970s, when electricity was brought in, vineyards were planted, and construction of the wine cellar began.
The estate was purchased in 1984 by Giancarlo and Nuccia Gloder, originally from Milan, who had fallen in love with the wines of Montalcino and the unique geographical position of Poggio Antico. They had become enchanted with the beauty of this particular area of Tuscany after purchasing a smaller property in the area with olive groves and woods, but no vineyards. Their youngest daughter, Paola, has managed Poggio Antico since 1987. Her husband, Alberto Montefiori, joined her in this task in 1998.
What they're saying about our wines:
2006 Poggio Antico Brunello di Montalcino
95 points. Bright, dark red. Knockout perfume of black cherry, black raspberry, minerals, violet, rose petal and a whiff of dark chocolate. Silky on entry, then almost painfully intense in the middle, with terrific backbone and acidity to the classy fruit, mineral and dark chocolate flavors. This boasts fruit of steel, and great clarity. Finishes with a compelling savory quality, a spine of noble tannins and outstanding subtle persistence. Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Review, 07/2011
2008 Poggio Antico Madre IGT
91 points. The estate’s 2008 Madre is 50% Sangiovese and 50% Cabernet Sauvignon. It is one of the better wines of this challenging year. The Sangiovese and Cabernet come together nicely in this harmonious, expressive red. Layers of dark fruit, menthol, spices and new leather flow to the fresh, vibrant finish. The 2008 is a somewhat compact Madre, but all of the elements are very well integrated. Hints of sweet oak linger on the finish. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2018. Importer: Wine Advocate, 05/2011