Poggio Antico lies in the heart of Montalcino, but it was not until the 1970's that viticulture was taken seriously. Then in 1984 it was acquired by Giancarlo and Nuccia Gloder. Three years later their daughter came to manage the business, joined by her husband Alberto Montefiori the following year. They upgraded the vineyards and improved the wines, which have been consistently ranked outstanding by Wine Spectator tastings since the 1997 vintage. The estate has been owned by AtlasInvest, a family owned Belgium investment company since 2017. Poggio Antico is situated on the highest hills of Brunello - in fact at more than 500 metres above sea level, it is the highest vineyard in the entire appellation. The proximity of the Tyrrhenian Sea about 50 kilometres to the west, provides ventilation for an otherwise very hot region. 35 hectares are under vine on ancient soils, composed of calcareous alberese rock and galestro marl, the ideal terroir to produce Sangiovese for complex and elegant Brunellos. The vineyard is divided into 15 micro terroir units and 6 macro, which are all harvested and vinified separately, providing different expressions of the Sangiovese grape. Since 2020 they have been completely converted to organic cultivation. Poggio Antico is one of the best estates in Montalcino. They craft a range of impressive wines, including juicy DOC Rosso di Montalcinos, DOCG Brunellos which are rich and complex with outstanding concentration and longevity, and IGT powerful, but beautifully balanced Super Tuscans made from Sangiovese and Cabernet Sauvignon.