Tenuta Poggio Il Castellare is an estate winery in Montalcino in Tuscany, Italy. Its main wines are Rosso di Montalcino DOC and Brunello di Montalcino DOCG. Wine is also made under the Sant’Antimo DOC.

Owner | Bruna Baroncini.

Estate vineyards 6.5ha of vines. There are around 5ha of Sangiovese at Pian Bossolino. There is another 1ha of Sangiovese near the winery and the abbey of Sant’Antimo in an area called Colline dei Vigneti, at the foot of Monte Castellare. There is also 0.5ha of Bordeaux grapes for the Cervio Rosso (see below for more detail). 

Red wines

Passo dei Caprioli, Toscana Rosso | The name means Roebuck’s Pass. 70% Sangiovese, 30% Merlot.

Cervio Rosso, Sant’Antimo Rosso. | From 0.5ha of 100% Cabernet Franc on the road from Castelnuovo dell’Abate leading down to Monte Amiata Scalo rail station. 3,500 vines/ha. 500 metres. | 2009 4,000 bottles. Aged in tonneaux. Not bad, sweet mid-weight, plump and sticky, some violets at Benvenuto Brunello 2014. | 2012 4,500 bottles.

Rosso di Montalcino DOC2012 25,000 bottles. Sweet, bit boiled and thin at Benvenuto Brunello 2014. | 2013 25,000 bottles. Simple and crisp at Benvenuto Brunello 2015. | 2014 Bright jelly, atypical at Benvenuto Brunello 2016.

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG2000 Confected and a bit medicinal at Benvenuto Brunello 18 Feb 2005. | 2006 Made. | 2007 Made. | 2009 50,000 bottles. Thick and sticky, baked, need to drink this, will soon turn to boiled sweets at Benvenuto Brunello 2014. | 2010 40,000 bottles. Very sweet sticky fruit, broad shouldered at Benvenuto Brunello 2015. 2011 Simple, bright, modern, confected at Benvenuto Brunello 2016.

Brunello di Montalcino Riserva, Pian Bossolino48 months in 25hl Slavonian botti, then 24 months in 225-litre French barriques. | 2007 Made in 2007. | 2010 Their best wine in terms of fruit and tannin at Benvenuto Brunello 2016. | 2011 Made (I think). 2012 Made.


Poggio Il Castellare

Loc. Poggio Il Castellare, Fraz Castelnuovo dell’Abate, I-53024 Montalcino (SI = Siena), Italy

Tel+39 0577.940600 | Website www.baroncini.it