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| | | $59.99 | 1-BOTTLE CASE: Piancornello Brunello di Montalcino

Description

The estate vineyard at Piancornello was bought by the Pieri Family in 1950. The fruit was sold to other Montalcino producers until they began making their own wine starting with the 1990 vintage. Silvana Pieri has since passed down the estate to her son Claudio (who has been and continues to be the winemaker) and his wife, Silvia.

Piancornello takes its name from the hamlet just South of Montalcino where the winery is located. Because of the warm climate and unique, rocky/mineral-rich soils, this is considered one of the finest areas of Brunello. The vineyards are located on moderately sloped hills with southern exposures. The clones at Piancornello were chosen carefully in order to have low yields and looser bunches. Additionally, a modern, temperature & humidity-controlled winemaking facility has been built in front of the old cellar, allowing for an even greater attention to detail and quality in winemaking.

Though the estate has been farming organically for many years, it has recently completed official certification and all wines produced from 2015 on will be certified organic.

Critical Acclaim

James Suckling 95 points
“There’s a cascade of dried florals here, ranging from rose petals to lilacs; the glazed strawberries and cherries are equally intense. So much power and ripeness to the full-bodied palate, but there’s a savory, stony flavor and texture that permeates the whole package. Long on the finish. Drink from 2024.”

 

Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate 95 points
“Showing a robust and beautifully saturated appearance, the Piancornello 2015 Brunello di Montalcino offers that classic Brunello bouquet that introduces earthy elements of leather and potting soil with dark plummy fruit. Those sweet and savory sides are expertly folded into each other, and the rich, concentrated fruit of the vintage helps to smooth out those flavors, adding overall intensity along the way. This is a terrific expression that faithfully reflects the beauty of Brunello. It is a lovely wine.”

 

 

Foxcroft online retail pricing on this wine is $59.99 per bottle, a $10 discount from regular retail. 

This wine is arriving this week- We’ll email you when it’s ready for pickup at your chosen location.

Our stores in WAVERLY, DILWORTH and SOUTHPARK open at 12 noon, Tuesday through Saturday, CLOSED SUNDAY & MONDAY

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All orders will require I.D. upon pickup