30 Jul “Baby Brunello”
Hot Deal on a “Baby Brunello!”
We cannot help falling in love with Brunello di Montalcino, and especially the vineyards of Piancornello. They epitomize natural, non-interventionist winemaking. All wines feature spontaneous fermentation with native yeasts, using fruit from certified organic vineyards, and strict adherence to bio-dynamic viticulture. All of this leads to one of the purest expressions of the Sangiovese grape we’ve come across. Oh, and it gets even better! Anything that isn’t used for the Brunello goes into a brilliant, everyday IGT or table wine.
2015 Piancornello “Rogheto,” IGT Toscano
On Sale $13.99
The nose is loaded with ripe black cherry, dark spice and fresh herbs. In the mouth this all about classic Sangiovese with direct and crisp flavor. It makes a perfect pairing with home made pizza with extra (whole mike please) mozzarella cheese.
Also available from Piancornello:
2013 Piancornello Brunello di Montalcino
On Sale $47.99
Deep red-ruby. Highly perfumed, mineral aromas of raspberry, red cherry, violet and iron. Wonderfully sappy but youthfully imploded in the mouth, this remarkably precise and well-delineated Brunello offers an extremely refined set of flinty red and black fruit herbal flavors. Finishes with a firm edge of tannins and very good floral and spicy lift. An outstanding, very pure and deep wine that really needs about a decade of patience. One of the Brunellos of the vintage.
96 Points, Vinous