Antinori Pian delle Vigne Brunello di Montalcino 2015

Antinori Pian delle Vigne Brunello di Montalcino 2015

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Quite reductive and earthy, but opens to show tidy cranberries and glazed red cherries. Hints of citrus and spice. Full-bodied and rich, but there’s savory edge to the plush, juicy tannins, and lots of weight and density. Drink from 2024.

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Source: jamessuckling.com. Issue Date: Sunday, September 20, 2020 (JS-94)

Quite reductive and earthy, but opens to show tidy cranberries and glazed red cherries. Hints of citrus and spice. Full-bodied and rich, but there’s savory edge to the plush, juicy tannins, and lots of weight and density. Drink from 2024.

Source: June 2020 Week 1, The Wine Advocate; Issue Date: 4th Jun 2020 (RP-91)

The 2015 Brunello di Montalcino Pian delle Vigne was tasted (after a double decant) among the other wines from the Chianti Classico appellation made by Marchesi Antinori. That's a change because I usually taste this wine in a peer group of fellow Brunelli. You'd be forgiven for forgetting how different Sangiovese from these two geographically close (but philosophically distant) wine regions ultimately tastes. This expression from the warm 2015 vintage is loosely knit and less fine-tuned. It offers a broad-brush interpretation of the grape, with textured blackberry, spice, tar and earthy aromas. There is a touch of heat or extra ripeness in this wine that tends to flatten out the more nuanced details of the grape. The wine feels a bit evolved even at this young tasting date. Some 172,000 bottles were released in January 2020.
Drink Date: 2021 - 2032

Source: Winemaker,

Pian delle Vigne has adopted the philosophy of aging in large casks that preserve the exceptional integrity of the Sangiovese berry and impart the characteristic vibrant elegance of Brunello to the wine. Brunello Pian delle Vigne is an extraordinary expression with great finesse.

Climate
The 2015 vintage will be recalled as a great year at Montalcino. Winter and spring rainfall, ones capable of supplying excellent reserves of ground water to the soil, alternated with days of sunshine and breezes which assisted a rapid and homogeneous growth of the grape bunches during the months of May and June. A summer which was generally warm favored a regular development of the grapes. The north wind and a temperate climate during the month of September led to a high-level conclusion to the ripening process. Picking began on September 21st and terminated on October 7th.

Vinification
Upon arrival in the cellar, the grapes were destemmed and given a soft pressing to then go into temperature-controlled stainless-steel tanks where the alcoholic fermentation took place. Skin contact lasted approximately fifteen days at a temperature of 82 °Fahrenheit (28 °Centigrade). After the alcoholic fermentation, the wine went into oak casks with a capacity between 790 and 2100 gallons (from 30 to 80 hectoliters) where it began its ripening cycle. After more than two years of aging, Pian delle Vigne left these large casks for a lengthy period of aging in bottle.

Historical Data
The Pian Delle Vigne estate is located 6 kilometers (3.5 miles) southwest of Montalcino. Its name comes from the eponymous area where a characteristic nineteenth century railway station is located. The property consists of 460 total acres (184 hectares), 160 of which (65 hectares) are planted to vines with generally a south-western exposure at an altitude of 430 feet (130 meters) above sea level. The estate, since the very beginning, has followed a philosophy based on aging in large casks capable of preserving the exceptional integrity and fruit of the Sangiovese grapes and endow this Brunello with a characteristic vibrant elegance. Pian delle Vigne has belonged to the Antinori family since 1995, the the year of the first Pian delle Vigne vintage.

Tasting Notes
The 2015 vintage of Pian delle Vigne shows an intense ruby red color to the eye. The nose is complex, one of impact, characterized by notes of ripe red fruit and of violets accompanied by aromas of dried flowers, cocoa, cherries under spirits and spices such as oregano e marjoram. The palate is elegant, rich, and complex, with supple and succulent tannins. The freshness of certain sensations, first perceived on the nose, are felt once again during the tasting of the wine.

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