2016 Villa Poggio Salvi Rosso di Montalcino SKU #1295594

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K&L Notes

Owned by the Tagliabue family since 1979, the wine growing on the estate dates back to the 17th century. Known for their Brunello di Montalcino and Chianti, the name "Salvi" refers to the supposed health-giving effects of this terroir. Villa Poggio Salvi's modern winery is partly subterranean and set within the contours of the hillsides.

Staff Reviews

  • Jeffrey Markavage
    By: Jeffrey Markavage
    K&L Staff Member
    A great value Montalcino for under the 20 dollar mark. I get a lot of tart cherry right off the bat and maybe some plum. After it's been open for a bit a dusty spice quality emerges along with sweet tobacco. First thought would be to pair this with a fatty and salty charcuterie/cheese plate.
  • Kaj Stromer
    By: Kaj Stromer
    K&L Staff Member
    Though only a few dollars more than their Caspagnolo (which I thoroughly enjoyed), the Rosso di Montalcino is a big step up in the realm of serious wine. The drinker gets added complexity with savory notes and a deeper, darker tone. I particularly enjoyed the black cherry component framed by a touch of cedar. This category of wine tends to be one of our most requested. I now know that I’ll be recommending this bottle on a regular basis. Plus I’ll be bringing home a few for myself. It’s hard to fathom how you get this much quality wine for a mere $15 dollars.
  • Greg St. Clair
    By: Greg St. Clair
    K&L Staff Member
    A decade from now you’ll speak of the great Montalcino vintages 2010, 2015 and yes 2016, many producers have told me and I’ve tasted wines they say they are the best they’ve made and the 2016 Villa Poggio Salvi Rosso di Montalcino is a really dynamite wine. The nose is full of dark cherry fruits with a ripe plum component while showing hints of Tuscan brush and leather. On the palate the wine has real weight, depth and concentration of flavors, supple yet framed by polished tannins the wine gives you a real sense of depth and complexity. The finish is balanced, long and shows a bit of the tannic framework that gives the wine its real character. Easy enough to drink on its own this wine will serve you best while you have a fork in your other hand, try it with grilled meats or your favorite pasta Bolognese recipe.
    Drink from 2018 to 2026
  • Andrew Whiteley
    By: Andrew Whiteley
    K&L Staff Member
    I always like to have a few bottles of Rosso on hand. It's so appealing when young, and if I happen to forget about it in my cellar I'm never disappointed with the results. Villa Poggio Salvi's Rosso is just such a wine. The young fruit is beautiful, bright and full of wild cherries. There is a slightly herbal, tobacco tone and a fair amount of savor. Just enough to make it feel balanced on its own and have it sing as a tremendous pairing with food. I'd recommend grabbing a bottle for the next time you make a pork tenderloin in particular.
  • Joe Manekin
    By: Joe Manekin
    K&L Staff Member
    A nicely structured, appealingly firm Rosso di Montalcino, Villa Poggio's 2016 leads with bright red fruits and hints of graphite, opening a bit to retain a rather taut, linear style, with appealing tension. Very good value and style on display here.
  • Mike Parres
    By: Mike Parres
    K&L Staff Member
    Cherry, plum, and spice flavors are sweet and ripe, while fresh acidity and moderate tannins provide structure. Displays fine balance and length. This fragrant, beautiful wine spent eight months in neutral oak casks, which has resulted in an intense, balanced red, very much a baby Brunello, and very much deserving of your finest pork and veal dishes.
  • John Downing
    By: John Downing
    K&L Staff Member
    We have no shortage of requests for good, sub $20 Rosso di Montalcinos and we're always pleased when we can recommend one of this quality. Salvi's latest offers a high-toned expression of Sangiovese with bright cherry fruit and supporting acidity that lifts the wine across the palate. It's a pure expression of this noble grape that is best at the dinner table.


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