The Antinori family is one of the longest-lived wine dynasties in Tuscany; in fact, it has been producing wine in the region for 25 generations, exactly since 1385. The company takes its name from the locality 6 km south-west of Montalcino, it has 185 hectares of land, 65 of which are vineyards and highly suited to the production of wine . The estate has been owned by the family since 1995.
Sangiovese grosso (locally called brunello) 100%
The grapes are harvested around mid/end of September. Upon arrival in the cellar, the grapes are destemmed and softly pressed. They are subsequently placed in stainless steel containers for the alcoholic fermentation, which takes place at a controlled temperature. After the malolactic fermentation, the wine is decanted into large oak barrels (between 30 and 80 hl) and aged for about 2 years. After which it is bottled where the 5-year period foreseen by the regulations ends.
Garnet red color with intense reflections. On the nose notes of ripe red fruit, cherry and wild berry jam, intense spices of tobacco, black pepper, cloves, dark chocolate and licorice. On the palate mature, with good structure and complex, harmonious and closed by acidity and balanced tannins.
Pian delle Vigne Brunello is a candidate to be a great powerful and mature wine, suitable as a meditation wine, capable of expressing itself at its best even after many years in the bottle. Typically it is perfect on savory and spicy red meat dishes or game such as stews, stewed wild boar or venison, braised meat, roasts, roast duck or chicken livers.