Italy Wine Reviews & Ratings

Brunello di Montalcino 2015 – Pietroso

Written by Piero Pardini

Credits: Pietroso – Tuscany – Italy

Wine: Brunello di Montalcino
Variety composition: 100% Sangiovese.
Denomination: D.O.C.G ..
Alcoholic strength: 15% vol.
Vintage: 2015.
Harvest: manual, the first week of October.
Climate: dry windy.
Vines per hectare: 4000/5000.
Yield: 60 quintals of grapes/hectare.
Training system: spurred cordon.
Production technique: alcoholic fermentation and maceration on the skins for about 20 days in steel and wood vats at a controlled temperature (about 30° C).
Aging: 6 months in French oak tonneaux and then 30 months in Slavonian oak barrels, followed by aging in the bottle for at least 12 months.
Storage: long aging wine, keep the bottles lying down at a temperature of 15° C in the dark, without noise and odors.
First year of production: 1978

Brunello di Montalcino 2015 - Pietroso

© Ph. Piero Pardini – The Wolf Post

Tasting Notes
Clear, with a ruby red mantle, not intense, with light garnet reflections, of good consistency.
On the nose the sample is complex in the range of its scents: floral, fruity, mineral, spicy and toasted. Aromas reminiscent of a pot pourri of slightly withered red flowers; ripe fruits such as cherries in alcohol, currants and plums; graphite; spicy notes of vanilla, cinnamon and cloves; hints of powdered chocolate and freshly roasted coffee beans.
The sip is fresh and perfectly balanced. Excellent persistence of taste olfactory where an aftertaste of delicate toasting remains. A champion of absolute quality.
It is recommended in combination with a cut of beef with truffle flakes.

5 Lupetti

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Azienda Agricola Pietroso
Podere Pietroso, 257
53024 Montalcino (Siena)
Phone +39 0577 848573

About the author

Piero Pardini

Founder and editor-in-chief of "The Wolf Post".
Freelance Journalist.
Wine critic and Sommelier.
He has also written about sports and technology for some specialized magazines.
Co-author of the essay "Gianni Clerici - The writer, the poet the journalist", Le Lettere, Firenze.

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