While in wine bigger rarely means better,
Il Poggione bucks the trend. They’re one of
Montalcino’s biggest names, with production
to match. But they’re also the region’s most
The estate has been in the hands of the Franceschi family for five
generations. But it’s the winemakers here now who established the
estate’s internationally acclaimed reputation: Pierluigi Talenti from
1958 until his death in 1999, ably followed by Fabrizio Bindocci, who’d
worked under him since 1976, and now Fabrizio’s son Alessandro.
This continuity means that Il Poggione has remained a high achiever.
But it doesn’t mean they’re averse to progression. The team even has
a smartphone application that informs them of any concerns with the
tanks in the winery. And their commitment to biodiversity on the vast
property is second to none, where they have set aside swathes of land