2021 Antinori Pian delle Vigne Rosso di Montalcino
Whoever says 'wine' in Italy says 'Antinori'! This family has been making wine for over six centuries. With respect for traditions of the Tuscan land, Antinori have been engaged in this for 26 successive generations. It is the eye for tradition and innovation that has made the Antinori house what it is today: the top of Italy.
The Pian delle Vigne Rosso di Montalcino aims to fully bring out the scent of pure Sangiovese, the historic grape variety of Montalcino. The vineyards are situated on calcareous clay soils which create a wine that is fresh, mineral in character and excellent to drink. The Pian delle Vigne Rosso di Montalcino is a vibrant ruby red color. The nose expresses pleasant aromas of red fruits, such as cherries and sour cherries, with light floral hints of violets and lavender. On the palate it is fresh, refined and savory with supple, mouth-filling tannins; remarkable for its luscious fruit and long finish. Very pleasantly drinkable.
The Pian del Vigne estate, located 6 kilometers southwest of the town of Montalcino, takes its name from a characteristic 19th-century train station within the boundaries of the estate. The estate consists of 460 hectares (184 acres), of which 160 hectares (65 acres) are planted with vines with a generally south-western exposure at an elevation of 130 meters above sea level. Pian delle Vigne is Marchesi Antinori's personal and profound interpretation of a traditional prestigious wine such as Brunello di Montalcino. The estate has been owned by the Antinori family since 1995, the year of the first harvest of the Pian delle Vigne Brunello.
FACT: In the Tab: Annex you will find the official fact sheet of this wine
The name Antinori is a household name in the wine world. Wherever you go in a little restaurant in the world, the wines of Antinori show off on the menu. And that is not easy! 600 years of experience precede, as many as 26 generations of wine know-how. Investments have been made carefully in domains and vineyards. And guaranteed in the best locations.
Marquis Piero Antinori is in charge and is assisted by his three daughters: Albiera, Allegra and Alessia. Funny those three A's. We are not going to bother you with all the awards that have been received over the years, because then this price list can no longer go through the letterbox. There are two red wines that are available on allocation and that one would like to get a few bottles from all over the world and that are Tignanello and Solaia and we also have these in our range at Grandcruwijnen.
In 1180, Ugo and Antinori di Rinuccino were officially named as owners of Castello di Combiate; a century later, the family who had moved to Florence were included in the register of the silk trade cooperative. In 1385, Giovanni di Piero, an indirect descendant, entered the wine guild as an apprentice. Since then, the wine-growing tradition of the Antinori family has been continuous. With the establishment of the Marchesi Antinori winery, the peak was reached in 1895 and already in 1898 the winery was built in San Casciano Val di Pesa, which is still the center of the widely branched group of properties in all major cultivation areas of Tuscany, Umbria. , Piemonte (since the early 90s through the purchase of the wine cellar Prunotto), Apulia and even California. The traditional house participating in the modern Tuscan wine-growing revolution owes much of its prestige to its former chief vinologist Giacomo Tachis, who produced exceptional wines such as Sassicaia, Tignanello (especially sangiovese), Solaia (especially cabernet) and many others. the other was responsible. Vinologist Renzo Cotarella also created one of the best chardonnays in Italy in the Umbrian Castello della Sala.
|Type of Wine||Red|
|Appellation||Rosso di Montalcino|
|Drinking as of||2023|
|James Suckling rating||92|
|Tasting Profiles||Dry, Aged on wood, Red fruit|
|Drink moments||Cadeau!, Lekker luxe, Met vrienden, Open haard, Romantisch|