About This Wine...
The 2013 Pian della Vigne shows a brilliant ruby red color. The nose is delicate and complex with notes of ripe fruit, cherries, and plums, perfectly balanced with sensations of dried and candied fruit and spices. The palate is ample with supple tannins and is enlivened by a note of vibrant acidity with fully brings out the intense persistence and pleasure of its aromas. The finish offers hints of tobacco, dark chocolate, and berry fruit. An extremely elegant and bracingly savory wine of great
The 2013 winter, particularly the month of February, was characterized by colder temperatures than those of the preceding year. A Summer whose temperatures were those of a normal season and rather breezy as well was preceded by a Spring with frequent rains; together the two seasons favored a slow but gradual ripening of the grapes. A modest leaf removal, carried out approximately twenty days before the beginning of harvest operations, assisted in an excellent final ripening of the crop.
A careful and precise selection of the grape bunches, carried out both in the vineyard and in the cellar, guaranteed the arrival for fermentation of grapes which were capable of expressing the unique character of a territory such as Montalcino. After a delicate destemming, the grapes were lightly pressed; the must then went into stainless steel tanks where it fermented at a temperature of 28° C and remained in contact with its skins for a total period of three weeks. Once in oak casks with a capacity between 800 and 2100 gallons (3000-8000 liters), the wine was put through a complete malolactic fermentation and began its process of oak aging. After approximately 24 months in oak, the wine left its casks and began its period of pre-lease bottle
aging in the month of May, 2016.
PIAN DELLE VIGNE Montalcino
6 km south of Montalcino, the Tenuta takes its name from a 19th century railway station on the property which is still in use
today. The Brunello combines typical structure and considerable body with unusual harmony, balance and elegance.