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Piombaia, Brunello di Montalcino 2016
Brunello di Montalcino
A biodynamic Brunello from one of the higher located wineries in Montalcino, featuring an elegant, classic Sangiovese character. Intense, full-bodied and elegant with notes of red and black berries and wild plums, intertwined with hints of cloves, thyme and cedar oak. The taste is impressive, full and persistent with ripe, silky tannins and an elegant acidity, leading towards a delicately spicy, long-lasting finish.
Piombaia winery is set in the heart of the historic production area of Brunello di Montalcino, with its 12 hectares of vines placed around the main cellar Piombaia, to the southwest of Montalcino, on the road towards San Angelo in Colle, and around the agriturismo La Crocina, which is also owned by the Rossi and Cantini family, to the southeast of Montalcino, on the road towards Sant Antimo. This is one of the higher areas of Montalcino, with vines positioned between 400 and 600 meters a.s.l. in a deep soil, rich in alluvial rocks such as galestro, albariza and sandstone, favouring the production of elegant, ethereal wines, perfect for long ageing The story of Piombaia winery starts with the union by marriage of the Rossi family from Montalcino and the Cantini family from Pisa. This union brought to the acquisition of the Piombaia estate, and later to the creation of the agriturismo La Crocina. Today the family business is run by Roberto Cantini and his children: Vittorio, who manages the agriturismo and is involved in the winemaking, Francesco, who is an agronomist and overlooks all agricultural aspect, and Cecilia, who is in charge of marketing and communication.