Pian Dell'orino Brunello Di Montalcino Riserva  2006 1.5Ltr
SKU 735121

Pian Dell'orino Brunello Di Montalcino Riserva 2006

Pian Dell'orino - Tuscany - Italy - Brunello Di Montalcino

Professional Wine Reviews for Pian Dell'orino Brunello Di Montalcino Riserva 2006

Rated 94 by Robert Parker
The 2006 Brunello di Montalcino Riserva bursts from the glass with huge black fruit, spices, smoke, tar and licorice. The weight and sheer power of this site in Castelnuovo dell’Abate comes through in the wine’s depth and enveloping personality. Today the oak is quite present, but the 2006 appears to have enough muscle and intensity to handle the smaller barrels. A dramatic, intensely satisfying finish rounds things out in style. The 2006 Riserva spent two years in tonneaux followed by one and a half years in cask. Anticipated maturity: 2016-2026.
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Winery: Pian Dell'orino

Varietal: Sangiovese

Sangiovese grapes have been grown in their native Italy and several other countries for a very long time now, with many experts claiming that they were even enjoyed by the ancient Etruscan civilization, long before the spread of the Roman Empire which helped raise the profile of this dark colored and flavorful varietal. It isn't difficult to understand their enduring appeal – the Sangiovese grape varietal delivers wines which are the epitome of finery, soaking up delicate and complex oak and vanilla flavors from the barrels they are aged in, or leaving light, refreshing strawberry notes on the tongue when drank young. Whilst many traditional wineries prefer to use these acidic grapes for single variety wines, many have experimented with blending them with other fine varietals in order to balance out their combination of high acidity and light body. The results have often been truly special, and Sangiovese continues to impress today as much as it did centuries ago.

Region: Tuscany

The beautiful region of Tuscany has been associated with wine production for almost three thousand years, and as such is one of the oldest and most highly respected wine producing regions in the world. The hot, sunny climate supports quite a wide range of grapes, but the grape varietals most widely grown across this large region are Sangiovese and Vernaccia, both of which are used in the production of Tuscany's most distinctive red and white wines. Cabernet Sauvignon and other imported grape varietals have also flourished there for over two hundred years, but it wasn't until the 1970's and the rise of the 'Super Tuscans' that they were widely used, when the fine wineries of the region began experimenting with Bordeaux style red wines to great effect.

Country: Italy

For several decades in the mid to late twentieth century, Italy's reputation for quality wines took a fairly serious blow. This was brought about partly due to lack of regulation in certain regions, and too much regulation in others. This led to several wineries in the beautiful and highly fertile region of Tuscany making the bold move to work outside of the law, which they saw as responsible for the drop in quality in Tuscan wines. They believed that they had the expertise and the generations of experience necessary with which to make truly excellent, world class wines, and set about doing just that. These 'Super Tuscans', as they came to be known, quickly inspired the rest of Italy to improve their produce, and now, Italian wine producers in the twenty-first century are widely recognised to be amongst the best in the world. Regulation and law began to change, and wine drinkers across the globe woke up to the outstanding wines coming out of Italy, which are continuing to improve and impress to this day.