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Pian Delle Vigne Antinori Brunello di Montalcino 2009
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Antinori’s Pian Delle Vigne is unique single estate in Montalcino. The estate is located 3.5 miles south of Montalcino and takes its name from a historic 19th century railroad located on the property. The estate consists of approximately 165 acres of vines with a predominantly southeastern exposure and altitude up to 660 feet above sea level. The calcareous clay soil is rich in gravel which provides good drainage. A careful selection of the finest grapes, carried out as early as the month of July during the so-called “crop-thinning” phase and before the harvest as well, left only superior bunches for picking on the vines. The destemmed and crushed grapes were fermented for fifteen days in stainless steel tanks at temperatures held to a maximum of 81° Fahrenheit (27° centigrade). The wine then went through a complete malolactic fermentation and was aged in oak casks with a capacity ranging from 800 to 2100 gallons (3000-8000 liters) for more than two years. After aging, the wine was bottled during the second half of January of 2013 and released on Spring 2014. For this Brunello yields are kept extremely low with a green harvest in July. Only the healthiest grape bunches are nurtured to full ripeness. Handpicking is followed by de-stemming and a fifteen day temperature controlled fermentation. The wine is aged in traditional large oak casks allowing the Sangiovese full expression. Widely praised, this 2009 is a forward style that you often are not lucky enough to encounter with Brunello. It’s already showing character and expression along with very supple tannins. The Wine Advocate called it “a plump, fruit-forward style” and James Suckling admits “I love to drink it already.". He scored it 94 points and said “A wine with lots of plum and orange-peel character. It's rich and exotic. Full body with gorgeous fruit and a long, long finish. So much going on here. I love to drink it already."