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Marchesi Antinori

Marchesi Antinori Pian delle Vigne Brunello di Montalcino 2018 750ml


About Marchesi Antinori Pian delle Vigne

Owned by the Antinori family since 1995, Pian delle Vigne covers more than 450 acres (160 planted to vine), and its under-the-radar... Brunello wines are as delectable as they are well made. Pian delle Vigne sits about 3.5 miles southwest of the town of Montalcino above the Val d’Orcia, and its lands possess ideal terroir for Brunellos that fit the Antinori’s house style. With its southwest-facing vineyards with mineral rich clay-and-loam soils that rest at an elevation of about 420 feet above sea level, Pian delle Vigne easily grows Sangiovese Grosso that’s softer, easier, and more accessible. The Pian delle Vigne team, helmed by enologist Renzo Cotarella, uses a combination of modern and traditional methods to craft its terroir-driven Brunello and Rosso di Montalcino, fermenting the grapes in stainless steel, employing a malolactic fermentation period, and aging in an array of sizes of large oak barrels. Showcasing the Antinori’s trademark profile that puts deliciousness at the forefront, Pian delle Vigne’s Brunello wines have won a reputation for being balanced, refined, long-aging expressions that nonetheless allow for earlier approachability.