• Agostina Pieri Brunello di Montalcino 2013 94

    Agostina Pieri Brunello di Montalcino 2013

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    94pts Antonio Galloni's Vinous

    93pts Robert Parker, Jr.'s Wine Advocate

    93pts James Suckling

    "Clean, juicy and youthfully chewy, offering bright Sangiovese colors, aromas and flavors of tea leaf, licorice, and red berries that linger nicely on the long, violet-accented, savory, slightly peppery finish. One of the more interesting, fresher Brunellos from Agostina Pieri in years. Very well done." ~ Antonio Galloni's Vinous

    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.

    Antonio Galloni's Vinous:  "Bright pale red. Fresh aromas and flavors of red berries, dried herbs, licorice and tea. Clean, juicy and youthfully chewy, offering bright Sangiovese colors, aromas and flavors of tea leaf, licorice, and red berries that linger nicely on the long, violet-accented, savory, slightly peppery finish. One of the more interesting, fresher Brunellos from Agostina Pieri in years. Very well done. Drink 2024-2032." Apr 2018

    Robert Parker, Jr.'s Wine Advocate:
    "The 2013 Brunello di Montalcino is a smooth and silky interpretation of Sangiovese. It plays the elegance card very nicely and doles out a steady succession of forest berry, wild rose and balsam herb aromas. Despite that delicate touch, the wine leaves the palate clean and polished, thanks to the natural acidity and fruity brightness at its core. All it needs is a few more years of time to flesh out further in the bottle. Drink 2020-2030." Feb 2018

    James Suckling: "This is a serious 2013 Brunello with deep dried fruits and a herbal nose, then massive, chocolatey tannins and a hint of caramel. Then the impressively long, dry finish kicks in. Drink or hold." Jan 2018

    Bottle 750ml, cork
    Varietal 100% Sangiovese Grosso (sustainably farmed)
    Alcohol
    14.0%
    Aging 30 months, then 12 months further refining in bottle
    Region Montalcino, Tuscany, Italy