Pietranera Brunello di Montalcino 2004

Sangiovese from Tuscany, Italy

$70.00 $38.99
Save $31.01
Item No. 108917
  • red wine
  • WE92
  • WS90
  • RP90
Style: Big & Bold

Wine Style Guide

Light & Fruity

Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.

Smooth & Supple

Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.

Earthy & Spicy

Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.

Big & Bold

Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.

Alcohol By Volume: 13.5%

Alcohol By Volume Guide

  • 10%
  • 16+%
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.
Ratings Pedigree:

Winemaker's Notes

The color is an intense ruby-red, with a tendency to turn garnet-red after some aging.

The Perfume is round, intense and well-balanced, with a long finish. On the palate, the wine is complex, elegant, full-bodied, velvety.

Critical Acclaim

"Here's a Brunello with a determined focus on sophistication and elegance. The wine is smooth and pristine and delivers delicate nuances of wild berry, graphite, smoke and Indian spice. The overall approach here is one that fully embraces Brunello tradition: the wine offers power and intensity but not in an exaggerated manner. "
92 Points

"Has some earthy character, with raspberry and blackberry aromas. Full-bodied, with silky tannins and a long finish. A bit tight now, but pretty, cheery and structured. Best after 2009."
90 Points

"The 2004 Brunello di Montalcino from Pietranera is a sweeping, rich Brunello loaded with black cherries, violets, spices, new leather and French oak. Made in a big, powerful style, the wine possesses notable vibrancy and detail, along with more than enough fruit to balance the firm tannins. Anticipated maturity: 2011-2021."
90 Points

Learn About Pietranera Map ItMap It

Agricola Centolani is a world-famous wine estate located in the heart of Montalcino, one of the most evocative villages in legendary Tuscany. Brunello di Montalcino, one of the world’s top wines, grows here in the Siena area, amid Valle d'Arbia's stark landscape and Valle d'Orcia's wild, sunny stretches. The Peluso Centolani family owns the homonymous company and possesses two major wine estates in Montalcino: Tenuta Friggiali, with cellars and offices, and Tenuta Pietranera, whose vineyards, olive groves, arable land and woods cover approximately 200 hectares.

Learn About Tuscany

(TUSS-can-ee) 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...

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Learn About Sangiovese

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...

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