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Piancornello Brunello di Montalcino Brunello di Montalcino DOCG

Piancornello, DOCG Brunello di Montalcino 2011

Quick Overview

The 2007 Brunello di Montalcino caresses the palate with expressive layers of dark red cherries, flowers, incense and tobacco. Fine, silky tannins provide the backbone as the wine opens up in the glass. The 2007 boasts gorgeous nuance and definition from start to finish. This is a striking wine from Piancornello.

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Further Details

Dense and inky, this bold and compelling Brunello opens with dark, ripe fruit - blackberry, plum and prune - and develops over the bottle into more complex, tertiary notes of leather, cigar box and salami. Very powerful and impressive.
Quite tannic, still, so needs further time or, failing that (people don’t like to wait these days, do they?), vigorous decanting.
Drink with hearty, savoury dishes.

Brunello di Montalcino was, with Barolo, Italy’s first DOCG-level wine back in 1980.

‘Brunello’ translates as 'little dark one' and is the local name for Sangiovese Grosso, the large-berried form of Sangiovese that grows around the Tuscan hilltop town of Montalcino.

According to DOCG laws, Brunello must be made from 100% Sangiovese and aged for at least four years (five for Riserva). Two of these must be spent in wood, and the wine must be bottled at least four months prior to commercial release. Vineyards must be planted on hills with good exposures at altitudes not exceeding 600m.

Piancornello takes its name from a hamlet just south of Montalcino where the winery is located. The 10 hectares of estate vineyards are located on hilly land with rocky, volcanic soils and southern exposures, which contribute to crafting full bodied, mineral wines.

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Additional Information

Vintage 2011
Grape variety 100% Sangiovese Grosso
ABV 14.50%
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