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Piancornello, Rosso di Montalcino 2020


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    Claudio Monaci

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A beautiful expression of the wonderful Sangiovese grape. The nose is bright with soft red berries. The palate is full bodied and fruit driven. A nice tobacco note compliments so very well. 

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28 days of alcoholic fermentation and maceration in steel tanks. Pumping over 2-3 times per day. After the racking off, 60% of the wine has completed the malolactic fermentation in tonneaux. Aged for 10 months, partly in wood and partly in concrete containers, depending on the vintage.

Piancornello takes its name from a hilly area south of the town of Montalcino. The Pieri family bought their first Sangiovese vineyard in 1950, but initially they sold the grapes to other producers. The Piancornello label makes its debut in the nineties. In fact, the first vintage of Brunello Piancornello is 1991. The Piancornello vineyards benefit from a particularly happy position, bordered to the south by the river Orcia, which from Montalcino reaches the Tyrrhenian Sea, creating a passage through which the healthy sea breeze positively influences the microclimate of the vineyards. In fact, the hilly position, the soils of volcanic origin and the typically Mediterranean climate create a perfect habitat for the vine and favor the production of a typical, structured and mineral Sangiovese. Today Piancornello can count on 10 hectares of vineyards, cultivated in a natural way, and a modern cellar, built a few years ago, which houses both the steel vats for fermentation and the traditional barrels and some barriques for ageing.

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