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2004 Pian Cornello Brunello Di MontalcinoSangiovese from Italy

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"PianCornello opens with very nice intensity and a dark Brunello color with aromas of cured meat, ripe blackberry and exotic spice. It’s a bigger, thicker expression of the w...

  • 91 Wine Enthusiast
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"PianCornello opens with very nice intensity and a dark Brunello color with aromas of cured meat, ripe blackberry and exotic spice. It’s a bigger, thicker expression of the wine with firm tannins and ripe berry flavors backed by just enough acidity to keep the palate refreshed." -91 points Wine Enthusiast

WINE:
"Enticing blackberry, floral and cedar. Full-bodied, with layers of ripe tannins and loads of fruit. Massive wine. Chewy. Bit coarse but impressive. Very extracted. Perfectly suitable with grilled or braised meats and the heartiest of classic Tuscan dishes." -Importer

WINERY:
"The estate vineyard at Piancornello was bought by the Pieri Family in 1950. The fruit was sold to other Montalcino producers until they began making there own wine starting with the 1990 vintage. Silvana Pieri owns the estate and her son Claudio Monaci is the winemaker. Piancornello takes its name from the hamlet just South of Montalcino where the winery is located. Because of the warm climate this is considered one of the finest areas of Brunello." -Importer

VINEYARDS:
"The vineyards are located on moderately sloped hills with rocky, volcanic soils and southern exposures. The clones at Piancornello were chosen carefully in order to have low yields and looser bunches. A modern winemaking facility has been built in front of the old cellar. The new facility is humidity controlled with ample provisions for the various barriques and traditional 30 hectolitre barrels employed by the winery." -Importer

This scored 89 points by Antonio Galloni from the Wine Advocate, 88 points in the Wine Spectator, and 88 points by Stephen Tanzer of the International Wine Cellar.

Product Description:

"PianCornello opens with very nice intensity and a dark Brunello color with aromas of cured meat, ripe blackberry and exotic spice. It’s a bigger, thicker expression of the wine with firm tannins and ripe berry flavors backed by just enough acidity to keep the palate refreshed." -91 points Wine Enthusiast

WINE:
"Enticing blackberry, floral and cedar. Full-bodied, with layers of ripe tannins and loads of fruit. Massive wine. Chewy. Bit coarse but impressive. Very extracted. Perfectly suitable with grilled or braised meats and the heartiest of classic Tuscan dishes." -Importer

WINERY:
"The estate vineyard at Piancornello was bought by the Pieri Family in 1950. The fruit was sold to other Montalcino producers until they began making there own wine starting with the 1990 vintage. Silvana Pieri owns the estate and her son Claudio Monaci is the winemaker. Piancornello takes its name from the hamlet just South of Montalcino where the winery is located. Because of the warm climate this is considered one of the finest areas of Brunello." -Importer

VINEYARDS:
"The vineyards are located on moderately sloped hills with rocky, volcanic soils and southern exposures. The clones at Piancornello were chosen carefully in order to have low yields and looser bunches. A modern winemaking facility has been built in front of the old cellar. The new facility is humidity controlled with ample provisions for the various barriques and traditional 30 hectolitre barrels employed by the winery." -Importer

This scored 89 points by Antonio Galloni from the Wine Advocate, 88 points in the Wine Spectator, and 88 points by Stephen Tanzer of the International Wine Cellar.

Product Detail

Item # 51452
Country Italy
Region Tuscany
Sub-Region Brunello di Montalcino
Ratings

91 - Wine Enthusiast

Vintage 2004
Color Red
ABV 14.0%
Varietal(s) Sangiovese
Size 750 mL
Closure Cork
Features
Taste red fruit, strawberry and raspberry
Nose asparagus, green pepper and red fruit