The Rosso di Montalcino DOC, Pian delle Vigne,by Antinori is a dynamic red and elegant, harmonious and persistent. Born just a few kilometers south of Montalcino, above the Val d'Orcia, and takes its name from the historical railroad station of the nineteenth century, situated in the property.
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|Designation||Rosso di Montalcino DOC|
|Alcohol Content||14% vol.|
|Formats||Bottle of 750 ml.|
|Tasting||Color - bright ruby red Scent - ripe fruit, quince jam and prunes mixed with floral notes Taste - soft, silky tannins with sharp, fresh and fruity with mineral aftertaste.|
|Food matches||All Meal, Roasted Beef, Red Meat|
|Service temperature||16° – 18° C.|
|Suggested glass||Tulip glass very large|
|Packaging||Bottle without box|
The Rosso di Montalcino DOC, Pian delle Vigne, by Antinori is a dynamic red and elegant, harmonious and persistent. Born just a few kilometers south of Montalcino, above the Val d'Orcia, and takes its name from the historical railroad station of the nineteenth century, situated in the property.
An intense and luminous ruby red in color, the wine shows a complex nose of cherries, plums, and red berry fruit. The palate is vigorous and vibrant, and a lovely acidic vein fused with much flavor make this and ample and balanced wine. The finish and aftertaste are persistent and lingering.
Winter was characterized by mild temperatures and by frequent rains. The growing season began slightly earlier than usual and continued with cool weather. Frequent summer rainfall and lower than normal temperatures led to slight delays in the ripening of the grapes, which were then recovered during the first two weeks of September. Given this improvement in the weather and a careful manual selection of the grapes during the harvest, the crop arrived in the cellars in good condition.
The grapes were given a light pressing and the extraction during the fermentation took place at temperatures around 77° Fahrenheit (25° centigrade). The period of skin contact lasted between eight and ten days. After the fermentation and the subsequent malolactic fermentation, the wine aged in large oak casks for twelve months.
The Pian delle Vigne estate, located six kilometers to the south of the town of Montalcino above the Orcia river valley, has belonged to the Antinori family since 1995. It takes its name from a typical railroad station of the 19th century situated within the estate’s confines and still in use. The total surface area of the Pian delle Vigne estate is 184 hectares (470 acres), 65 of which (over 160 acres) are planted to vines; there are two hectares (five acres) of olive groves and 117 hectares of woods.
The vineyards. The total surface area of the Pian delle Vigne estate is 184 hectares (470 acres), 65 of which (over 160 acres) are planted to vines; there are two hectares (five acres) of olive groves and 117 hectares of woods. The entire vineyard is planted to Sangiovese (known locally as “Brunello”), the altitude varies from 130 meters to 250 meters (430 to 825 feet) above sea level, and the exposure is prevalently southeast. The soil is principally clayey and calcareous and is rich in stones. Approximately half of the vineyard was planted in 1996-1997, and these vines are now in excellentproductive balance and give wines of very highquality indeed; these “older” vineyards have been joined by 33 new hectares (82 acres) which will produce the new wines of the estate utilizing five Sangiovese clones from Montalcino along with Antinori selections of their finest Sangiovese. As a result of the temperate climate which prevails at Montalcino, the grapes in this township ripen a week or two earlier than those in Chianti Classico and this allows harvesting to begin in mid-September. In addition, the particular mineral richness of the soil give an even greater savor and elegance to the tannins of the wines, a quality which becomes even more perceptible with age.
As a result of the temperate climate which prevails at Montalcino, the grapes in this township ripen a week or two earlier than those in Chianti Classico and this allows harvesting to begin in mid-September.
The Antinori family has been making wine for over six hundred years when, in 1385, Giovanni di Piero Antinori became part dell 'Arte Fiorentina dei Vinattieri. Throughout its long history, spanning 26 generations, the family has always personally managed the business making innovative, sometimes courageous choices, always with unwavering respect for tradition and for the territory.
Today the company is headed by Albiera Antinori, with the support of the two sisters Allegra and Alessia, personally involved in the business activities. Marchese Piero Antinori is currently the Honorary President of the company. Tradition, passion and instinct have been the driving qualities that have led Marchesi Antinori to establish itself as one of the leading Italian wine producers.
Every vintage, every terroir, every idea you want to put in place is a new beginning, a new quest to raise our quality margins. As Marchese Piero loves to repeat: "ancient roots play an important role in our philosophy, but they have never held back our innovative spirit." The estates of Tuscany and Umbria, historical heritage of the family, have been added with the time investment in other areas suitable for the production of quality wines both in Italy and abroad, where they could embark on a new path of exploitation of new " terroir "high production potential.
Marchesi Antinori expresses his passion for winemaking looking for improvement increasingly thin. Why increases in continuous experiments in the vineyards and cellars with selections of native and international clones of grapes, types of crops, vineyard altitudes, fermentation methods and temperatures, traditional and modern vinification techniques, different types of timber size and age of barrels , and varying the length of refining in the bottle.
"We have shown over the years that in Tuscany and Umbria it was possible to produce quality wines, recognized internationally, they could show elegance and refinement while maintaining the character originario.La Our library has many titles, but for us is not rich enough. We have a mission that is not fully accomplished, which pushes us to express the vast potential of our vineyards and reconcile again remains to be discovered with the heritage of the Tuscan taste that includes traditional, culture, agriculture, 'artistic and literary These things represent the identity of the Marchesi Antinori, one of the greatest strengths lies in the fact of being Tuscan, or if you prefer, our' Tuscan '. " Piero Antinori
The Antinori family is part, since its foundation, the PFV, "Premum Familiae Vini", an informal association of wineries owned by a family. PFV goes beyond geographical borders and keeps a common bond: that of the vineyards properties and the production of wine as a family business to grow and improve, like a fine wine, over time.