Antinori, Pian Delle Vigne 2016 Brunello di Montalcino


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Antinori’s Pian Delle Vigne is unique single estate in Montalcino. The estate is located 3.5 miles south of Montalcino and takes its name from a historic 19th century railroad located on the property. The estate consists of approximately 165 acres of vines with predominantly southeastern exposure and altitude up to 660 feet above sea level. The calcareous clay soil is rich in gravel which provides good drainage. For this Brunello from the outstanding 2016 vintage, yields were kept extremely low with a green harvest in July. Only the healthiest grape bunches were nurtured to full ripeness. Handpicking was followed by de-stemming and a fifteen-day temperature-controlled fermentation. The wine was aged in traditional large oak casks allowing the Sangiovese full expression. Wine Enthusiast Magazine awarded this a Cellar Selection and scored it 95 points saying “This has an expressive nose offering aromas of ripe red berry, violet, star anise and coffee bean. Elegantly structured, the li…


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