Tenuta Il Poggione is the grande dame of the brunello. Its origins go back to the year 1630. An important milestone in recent history is the year 1890, when the Florentine family Franceschi took over the winery in S. Angelo in Colle in the south of Montalcino.
Today, the Italian winery is owned by Leopoldo and Livia Franceschi, who own a 125-hectare vineyard. The large surface area allows the family to produce wines at a consistently high level every year. Due to its location, the winery benefits from the climate around the Amiata mountain and the Tyrrhenian sea and are located at an altitude of 150 to 450 meters above sea level. Because of the variation in the height of the vineyards, it is easier to harvest the grapes at the right time and to produce wines that can stay for a long time. Showpieces are the 'Vigna Paganelli' Brunello di Montalcino Riserva of a separate plot built in 1964, bottled only in the best years, and of course the 'normal' brunello. In 2004 a very modern wine cellar became operational. The wine can mature here in oak barrels at an optimum temperature of five meters. Fabrizio Bindocci, who is known as a specialist far beyond the borders of Montalcino, heads the winery. He keeps a close eye on the quality and ensures that Il Poggione remains part of the best brunello wines. The excellent reviews do not lie.