Piombaia Brunello Di Montalcino 2015 750ml

size
750ml
country
Italy
region
Tuscany
VM
92
WA
88
Additional vintages
VM
92
Rated 92 by Vinous Media
Here I find a pretty and quite zesty display of Sangiovese fruit, yet firmly rooted in the earth, as notes of dusty black cherry, rosy dried florals, sweet Tuscan spice, and undergrowth waft up from the glass. On the palate, silky, almost-creamy textures usher in pure ripe cherry and strawberry fruits, as brisk acids provide vibrancy, and subtle spice slowly settles over a bed of fine tannin. The finish is medium in length, resonating on minerals and tart berry-cranberry fruit with a final tug of acids and gentle tannin. It’s very pretty, easy to like, and will evolve nicely over the coming decade or more. ... More details
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Piombaia Brunello Di Montalcino 2015 750ml

SKU 838871
$41.94
/750ml bottle
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Professional Ratings
VM
92
WA
88
VM
92
Rated 92 by Vinous Media
Here I find a pretty and quite zesty display of Sangiovese fruit, yet firmly rooted in the earth, as notes of dusty black cherry, rosy dried florals, sweet Tuscan spice, and undergrowth waft up from the glass. On the palate, silky, almost-creamy textures usher in pure ripe cherry and strawberry fruits, as brisk acids provide vibrancy, and subtle spice slowly settles over a bed of fine tannin. The finish is medium in length, resonating on minerals and tart berry-cranberry fruit with a final tug of acids and gentle tannin. It’s very pretty, easy to like, and will evolve nicely over the coming decade or more.
WA
88
Rated 88 by Wine Advocate
Opening to a dark ruby and garnet color, the Piombaia 2015 Brunello di Montalcino is a sultry and velvety expression of Sangiovese. The bouquet offers a straightforward succession of dried cherry, plum cake, spice and woody red fruit that recalls pomegranate. The quality of the fruit is dry and thin—just fine for an appetizer of liver pâté crostini—but whatever you choose, this easy Brunello ultimately works best if consumed within the next five years.
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size
750ml
country
Italy
region
Tuscany
Additional vintages
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Rated 92 - Here I find a pretty and quite zesty display of Sangiovese fruit, yet firmly rooted in the earth, as notes of dusty black cherry, rosy dried florals, sweet Tuscan spice, and undergrowth waft up from the glass. On the palate, silky, almost-creamy textures usher in pure ripe cherry and strawberry fruits, as brisk acids provide vibrancy, and subtle spice slowly settles over a bed of fine tannin. The finish is medium in length, resonating on minerals and tart berry-cranberry fruit with a final tug of acids and gentle tannin. It’s very pretty, easy to like, and will evolve nicely over the coming decade or more.
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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.
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Region: Tuscany

Tuscany has been producing fine wines for almost three thousand years, and as such is widely recognized as being one of the key Old World wine regions which have shaped the way we understand and enjoy quality wines throughout history. Interestingly, the region is typified by a unique soil type which is not particularly good for growing grapevines, but in Tuscany, the emphasis has always been on quality over quantity, and low yields with high levels of flavor and intensity are preferred, and have become a feature of the region's wine industry. The main grape varietals grown in Tuscany are Sangiovese for the distinctive, flavorful and complex red wines, and Vernaccia for the exquisite dry white wines, although the last couple of decades have seen more varietals grown and an increasing trend towards 'Bordeaux style' wines.
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Country: Italy

There are few countries in the world with a viticultural history as long or as illustrious as that claimed by Italy. Grapes were first being grown and cultivated on Italian soil several thousand years ago by the Greeks and the Pheonicians, who named Italy 'Oenotria' – the land of wines – so impressed were they with the climate and the suitability of the soil for wine production. Of course, it was the rise of the Roman Empire which had the most lasting influence on wine production in Italy, and their influence can still be felt today, as much of the riches of the empire came about through their enthusiasm for producing wines and exporting it to neighbouring countries. Since those times, a vast amount of Italian land has remained primarily for vine cultivation, and thousands of wineries can be found throughout the entire length and breadth of this beautiful country, drenched in Mediterranean sunshine and benefiting from the excellent fertile soils found there. Italy remains very much a 'land of wines', and one could not imagine this country, its landscape and culture, without it.
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green grapes

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.
barrel

Region: Tuscany

Tuscany has been producing fine wines for almost three thousand years, and as such is widely recognized as being one of the key Old World wine regions which have shaped the way we understand and enjoy quality wines throughout history. Interestingly, the region is typified by a unique soil type which is not particularly good for growing grapevines, but in Tuscany, the emphasis has always been on quality over quantity, and low yields with high levels of flavor and intensity are preferred, and have become a feature of the region's wine industry. The main grape varietals grown in Tuscany are Sangiovese for the distinctive, flavorful and complex red wines, and Vernaccia for the exquisite dry white wines, although the last couple of decades have seen more varietals grown and an increasing trend towards 'Bordeaux style' wines.
fields

Country: Italy

There are few countries in the world with a viticultural history as long or as illustrious as that claimed by Italy. Grapes were first being grown and cultivated on Italian soil several thousand years ago by the Greeks and the Pheonicians, who named Italy 'Oenotria' – the land of wines – so impressed were they with the climate and the suitability of the soil for wine production. Of course, it was the rise of the Roman Empire which had the most lasting influence on wine production in Italy, and their influence can still be felt today, as much of the riches of the empire came about through their enthusiasm for producing wines and exporting it to neighbouring countries. Since those times, a vast amount of Italian land has remained primarily for vine cultivation, and thousands of wineries can be found throughout the entire length and breadth of this beautiful country, drenched in Mediterranean sunshine and benefiting from the excellent fertile soils found there. Italy remains very much a 'land of wines', and one could not imagine this country, its landscape and culture, without it.