Robert Parker, Jr.'s Wine Advocate
: "The 2010 Brunello di Montalcino is an irresistible
wine that demonstrates just how far the Agostina Pieri brand has evolved over the past decade. This may be the best Brunello ever released by this boutique estate
in the Piancornello subzone of the appellation. Most notable and compelling is the seamless integration of flavor and texture that is not easily achieved with the finicky Sangiovese grape. The wine opens to a dark ruby hue with aromas of dried cherry, cassis, blue flower, ginger and balsam herb. You get lingering mineral tones that create a sense of focus and sharpness. I tasted the wine very young, but am confident of the aging potential of this timeless Brunello. It should be a delight to revisit in ten years. Drink 2017 - 2030." Feb 2015
Winery: "The 2010 vintage is a powerful and elegant wine, with tannins mellow and rich, the color is typical of the Brunello di Montalcino, deep red garnet. Aromas of fresh fruit and cherry give a harmony worthy of a great vintage."
||100% Sangiovese Grosso (sustainably farmed)
|| 12 months in large Slovenian oak casks (Demis Muid 600 liters) and smaller French oak barriques (small % new), then 12 months in 20hl French oak barrels.
This vintage was bottled 3 years after harvest.
When Francesco Monaci established this winery, he had no idea of the frenzy his wines would inspire. In only a handful of vintages, his Brunello and Rosso have become some of Montalcino’s most sought after wines. A nephew of consorzio president, and famed producer, Giancarlo Pacenti, Francesco found a steep Sangiovese vineyard in Castelnuovo dell'Abate where a seven-hectare vineyard is perfectly situated, with a full southern exposure. This allows for incredible ripeness even in the old, low-vigor Sangiovese clones he favors. Grapes are harvested by hand and then strictly sorted to eliminate sub-standard fruit. Only the finest lots are selected for Brunello.
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