Pian delle Vigne, Brunello di Montalcino – Antinori (75cl) DOCG Tuscany
Appellation: Brunello di Montalcino
Grape: 100% Sangiovese
Producer: Brunello is the driest zone of Tuscany, and has a winning combination
of warm days and cool nights, allowing Sangiovese to reach optimum
ripeness while retaining acidity and maximising concentration. The result
is one of Italy’s grandest appellations, in which Antinori bought this wellsited
estate in 1995.
Vineyard: The Pian delle Vigne estate covers a total area of 180 hectares, sixty-five
of which are planted with vineyards, two with olive groves and the rest
with fields and woodlands. The vineyard lies at between 130 and 200
metres above sea level and has a clay limestone soil rich in small stones.
Only the best bunches of grapes were selected.
Winery: Destemming and soft crushing were followed by maceration and
alcoholic fermentation in stainless steel vats at 28ºC for three weeks.
Malolactic fermentation was completed in the vats, and the wine was
then transferred to 30-80 hectolitre oak barrels where it matured for two
years before bottling.
Taste: Complex, generous nose with ripe aromas of cherries and raspberries,
light tobacco notes and hints of coffee and cocoa powder. Multi-layered
structure with a nicely rounded texture and elegant fruit leading to a very
Press: ”The 2014 Brunello di Montalcino Pian delle Vigne works very nicely
all said and done. It presents the light and undertone character of the
vintage against the ripe and more opulent style that is associated with
this vineyard site at the lower parts of southern Montalcino.” – 91 points,
Wine Advocate, January 2019
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