The Soil and The Wines
Poggio Conte wines come from...
Poggio Conte wines come from the vineyards of Tenuta di Sesta, located in the south of Montalcino, between Sant'Angelo in Colle and Castelnuovo dell’Abata, close to well-known Romanesque abbey St. Antimo, on a fall aimed towards the south which degrades from 400 to 200 meters above sea level.
These soils are believed to be the most suitable ones for the production of Brunello di Montalcino, composed of the decomposition of original rocks, particularly limestone and marl. Soils are on average clayey, rich in limestone, mixed with large tuff areas, generally poor ones. Vineyards are mostly protected by cold north winds while they benefit from the warm currents of the Maremma area thanks to the proximity of Mount Amiata which favors a mild microclimate, ideal for a healthy and complete ripening of the grapes.
The vineyards cover about 5 hectares and are all registered with the so-called DOC denominazione di origine controllata e garantita (label guaranteeing the quality and origin of Italian wines) register for the production of Brunello di Montalcino wine. The only grape variety existing is Sangiovese Grosso (known in the area as "Brunello") from which Brunello and Rosso di Montalcino are made.