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Pian delle Vigne Brunello di Montalcino 2017 75cl

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“Powerful & Intense”

Pian delle Vigne is a textbook example of one of Italy's most important wines, Brunello di Montalcino. The nose reflects the fact that this is the warmest subregion in Tuscany, with layers of espresso, balsamic, dark chocolate and dried herbs joining a core of ripe red fruit. The palate expression is one of controlled power, with assertive but well-rounded tannins, a mid-palate upon which layers of complexity unfurl, and a seriously long finish.

Marchesi Antinori purchased the Pian delle Vigne estate in 1995, and set about making a traditional expression of this most vaunted of Italy's red wines, with the same attention to detail that one expects from a wine from the Antinori stable. Ageing is carried out in very large wooden barrels - 30 to 80 hectolitres - for two years before bottling.


Pairs well with…

  • Red Meat
  • Venison
93 Points - James Suckling
92 Points - Wine Enthusiast
91 Points - Wine Spectator
Grape: Sangiovese
Drought was the main theme of the 2017 vintage. Low rainfall in the winter meant that water reserves began the growing season below par. Then, an extremely hot summer, with virtually no rainfall, caused many vines to suffer and shut down, impeding ripening. The vintage was saved by September rains and a marked drop in temperature at the end of the growing season, enabling the Sangiovese vines to retain precious acidity. The end result of the vintage is not uniform across producers, but those that made the right decisions in the vineyard have been rewarded with beautiful wines that strike a balance between hedonistic voluptuousness and fresh vibrancy.
Ripe red fruits are joined by notes of espresso, dark chocolate, dried herbs and tobacco.
Tomahawk steak or hearty vegetarian dishes like tomato-based tagine or miso-roasted aubergine.
More Information
Wine Brand Marchesi Antinori
Country Italy
Volume (cl) 75
ABV (% vol) 14
Product Caption Powerful & Intense
Wine Style Full bodied
Red Wine Expression Cherry, Complex, Intense, Raspberry
Subregion/Appellation Brunello di Montalcino
Wine Region Tuscany
Closure Cork
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