ANTINORI Pian delle Vigne Brunello di Montalcino Riserva Vignaferrovia 2013 Bottle - NO DISCOUNT
Red Still Wine | Italy | Tuscany | Montalcino | 75cl
£89.95 / £539.70 case
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Closure Type: Cork
Wine Style: Full Bodied
The Pian delle Vigne estate, located four miles south of the town of Montalcino above the Orcia river valley, has belonged to the Antinori family since 1995. It takes its name from a typical 19th-century railroad station situated within the estate’s confines and still in use.
The end of winter, above all the month of February, registered temperatures which were slightly lower than in previous years; spring, characterized by frequent rainfall, was followed by a fine summer with mild temperatures and a regular breeziness, all leading to a slow but regular ripening of the grapes. Leaf removal was carried out approximately twenty days before the harvest was to begin in order to expose the bunches to sunlight and fully ripen the crop. The harvest, a bit later than usual, took place during the last days of September and the first days of October to maximize fragrance, elegance, and a fresh and vibrant acidity.
THE WINE ADVOCATE (Robert Parker) Rating: 94 points
Drink Date: 2020 - 2035
Reviewed by: Monica Larner, Issue Date: 31st Jan 2019, Source: End of January 2019, The Wine Advocate
This wine reaches into the deep end of the Brunello intensity spectrum. The 2013 Brunello di Montalcino Riserva Pian delle Vigne Vignaferrovia is a compact and robust expression of Sangiovese that presents a thick core of dark fruit followed by savory tones of tobacco, spice and cured leather. You might mistakenly conclude that this vintage offers a more international interpretation of Montalcino (with 30 months of oak aging), but I don't necessarily believe this to be the case. The wine is instead accurately reflective of Sangiovese with more textural richness, sunshine and structure locked within. This Riserva embodies a sense of place more than it does winemaking style. Some 13,200 bottles were made.