Pian dell' Orino Bassolino di Sopra Brunello di Montalcino 2012

Original Price $163.99
Current Price $154.97

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97pts Robert Parker, Jr's Wine Advocate

Robert Parker, Jr's Wine Advocate: "This wine was not made in 2011, 2013 or 2014. The next edition after this one will be 2015. The 2012 Brunello di Montalcino Bassolino di Sopra will be released in October. This wine immediately grabs your attention and focus thanks to the incredible purity and intensity that lifts so gracefully from the glass. The bouquet presents aromas of dried cherry, cassis, freshly tilled soil and wild rose. The wine carries itself with majesty, floating or gliding over the palate with silky smoothness. The longer you contemplate the bouquet, the more aware you become of its complexity and depth. It closes with dark and almost spicy fruit intensity." Jul 2019

Winery: "In the vineyards of Pian dell’Orino only Sangiovese Grosso is grown (other than small plots of cabernet and merlot for their Super Tuscan bottling, Piandorino), and yields are kept to a very low level, with green harvesting practiced in every vintage to reduce yields to only four bunches per vine. Meticulous oversight in the vineyards during the entire growing season ensures that only the finest quality fruit is still on the vine at the time of harvest, and the harvest is conducted solely by hand. Once the grapes reach the cellar they are treated as lovingly and as naturally as possible, and no modern cellar wizardry such as cultured yeasts, extraction enzymes or added grape must is ever utilized, with the wines fermenting on their indigenous yeasts gently and thoroughly before being aged in a combination of barriques and large botti for one to several years prior to bottling, depending on the wine.

Pian dell'Orino was one of the first estates in Montalcino to be certified biodynamic.

Their wines have great balance and elegance."

Bottle 750ml, cork
Varietal Sangiovese
Alcohol 14.5%
Region Tuscany, Italy
Original Price $163.99
Current Price $154.97

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