Founded in 1989 by Tuscan legend Piero Palmucci, Poggio di Sotto has swiftly become a benchmark, traditional Brunello estate, producing some of the most refined and sought-after wines in the region. Their 10 hectares of vineyards are all planted with low-yielding Sangiovese Grosso clones in the sunny Castelnuovo del Abate region on the south east side of Montalcino. The vineyards are situated at three different levels between 250 and 400 metres above sea level and the viticulture is organic. The wine is fermented gently and then aged for a minimum of three and a half years in large used Slavonian oak casks. The estate’s entire production amounts to 3,000 cases, including the Rosso. Well exposed vineyards tempered by cooling breezes, high quality clones and gentle winemaking, make for some of the most seductive and refined wines in Tuscany. Piero Palmucci sold the estate in 2012 to Claudio Tipa, owner of great Bolgheri estate Grattamacco. Claudio has kept the same team in place and has made good on his commitment to changing nothing in production or winemaking. The future of this great Tuscan estate is secured.