2011 ANTINORI PIAN DELLE VIGNE BRUNELLO DI MONTALCINO
$105.00

Producer: Antinori

Grape: 100% Sangiovese

Pronunciation: ‘San-gee-oh-ve-ze’

Region: Tuscany

Zone: Brunello di Montalcino DOCG

Producer Info:

The Pian delle Vigne estate, located six kilometers to the south of the town of Montalcino above the Orcia river valley, has belonged to the Antinori family since 1995. It takes its name from a typical railroad station of the 19th century situated within the estate’s confines and still in use.

Tasting note: A deep and brilliant ruby red in color, the 2010 Pian delle Vigne is characterized by complex and intense aromas: floral notes accompanied by fragrant sensations of wild cherries, raspberries, and citrus fruit, then followed by chocolate, toasted tobacco leaves, liquorice and, on the finish, a perceptible presence of plums, mint, and eucalyptus. Balanced and ample on the palate with full and intense flavors and texture, the wine is elegant and noble in the tactile sensations of its tannins and very mineral as well, a Brunello which promises significant expressive possibilities as it ages and develops over time.

Growing System: Guyot

Soil Composition: calcareous clay soil

Production: After a careful selection of the grapes, both during the month of July and just before the harvest, the finest part of the crop was left on the vine to reach full maturity. The grape bunches, destemmed and softly pressed, went into stainless steel tanks when they macerated and fermented on their skins for a period of 20 days The wine began its aging period and also went through a complete malolactic fermentation in oak casks which ranged from 3000 to 8000 liters (790 to 2100 gallons) in capacity. After more than two years of aging in oak, the wine was bottled in May of 2013.

Alcohol (%) 14%