Wine Maker Notes
Ruby red colour with garnet hues. Complex generous nose with mature aromas of cherries, red berries, tobacco and hints of coffee and cocoa powder. Multilayered structure with nicely balanced soft tannins, elegant fruit leading to a very lingering finish.
The Pian delle Vigne Estate is located six kilometers south of Montalcino, above the Val d'Orcia valley, and it was named for the characteristic 19th century train station situated in the property, which is still in use. There are 27 hectares of 20 years-old vines and 33 hectares planted recently which will begin their production between 2000 and 2001. The vineyards which produced the Brunello vintage 1995 are at an elevation of 130 metres sea leavel, with south east exposure. The soil is stony calcareous composition, with tufaceous areas, tending to be quite "poor". Brunello di Montalcino is produced exclusively with Sangiovese. The production law is very detailed stating the following criteria: - Area of Production: Community of Montalcino - Variety: Sangiovese - Maximum yield: 80 qtl per hectare - Yield of grapes in wine: 68% - Wood ageing: at least 2 years in oak - Bottle ageing: at least 4 months (6 months for the riserva) - Minimum alcohol: 12,5% vol. - Release date: as of January 1st following the 5th year since the harvest (6 years for the riserva)