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The Piancornello Brunello di Montalcino shows notes of raspberry and vanilla, with lots of toasty oak. It has a medium body and finish, with soft, silky tannins. Drink now or later, it just gets better and better!
"The 2009 Brunello di Montalcino sees fruit sourced from the thicker soils of the Abbazia Sant’Antimo area in the southern part of the appellation. This is a very compelling wine. What I liked most about it is its frankness and its simple lines – it’s a wine that paints in primary colors. Decidedly uncomplicated, it spells out clean aromas of bold cherry, dark spice, smoky mineral and sweet almond. The delivery is impeccable and pristine in the mouth as well where smooth tannins and a bright spot of acidity form this Brunello’s backbone."
The Wine Advocate
The estate vineyard at Piancornello was bought by the Pieri Family in 1950. The fruit was sold to other Montalcino producers until they began making their own wine starting with the 1990 vintage. Silvana Pieri has since passed down the estate to her son Claudio (who has been and continues to be the winemaker) and his wife, Silvia.
Piancornello takes its name from the hamlet...Read More About Piancornello
One of the most important wine regions in Italy, Tuscany is home to the cities of Florence and Siena, the districts of Chianti and Brunello di Montalcino, and the wineries of Sassicaia, Tignanello and Ornellaia. Tuscany is also home to the indigenous Italian grape variety, Sangiovese. Most of the wine coming from Tuscany is made from some clone of this...Read More About Tuscany
Sangiovese (SAHN-gee-oh-VAY-zee) Blood of Jove (literally translated) The principal grape of Chianti - in fact, the principle grape of all of Tuscany - has had its ups and downs. For a stint in the 70s and 80s, wines labeled Chianti contained cheap red wine packaged in a straw casked bottle, most popular for the candle holder it would become. But no more. Sangiovese re...Read More About Sangiovese
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