Pian delle Vigne estate is located southwest of the town of Montalcino (Tuscany) and takes its name from a characteristic 19th century rail road station situated within the confines of the estate.
This wine aims to fully bring out the fragrance of pure Sangiovese, the historic grape variety of Montalcino.
VINIFICATION: Upon arriving in the cellars, the grapes were destemmed and lightly pressed and then went into stainless steel tanks to be fermented at temperatures held to approximately 77° Fahrenheit (25° centigrade) in order to fully conserve their aromatic patrimony; the fermentation lasted from eight to ten days. At the end of the malolactic fermentation, the wine went into large oak casks where it was aged for a period of approximately 12 months.
CLASSIFICATION: Rosso di Montalcino DOC
GRAPES: Sangiovese 100%
COLOUR & BOUQUET: intense ruby red in color and its nose is dominated by notes of such ripe red fruits as wild cherries and raspberries given an additional complexity by hints of violets, roses, spices and the characteristic herbs of Mediterranean brush land.
TASTE: fresh and vibrant with supple and silky tannins. On the aftertaste, the
notes of such ripe red fruits fuse with light balsamic sensations to compose along and savory finish.
FOOD PAIRINGS: red grilled meat, mushrooms risotto, hard cheeses
ALCOHOL: 14% vol.
James Suckling: 91/100
Credits: Antinory Winery