Generous complex aromas of flowers, vanilla and cocoa powder. Excellent length and good balance, with a generously structured, full and velvety palate.
The Pian delle Vigne Estate is located 6 km south of Montalcino, above the Orcia river valley, and takes its name from a historical railroad station which dates back to the 19th century and is located on the estate and it bellows to the Antinori Family. The estate covers 180 hectares, approximately 65 of which are cultivated with vineyards which mostly face south-east and are situated at an altitude of between 130 and 200 meters above sea level. The terrain is predominantly composed of clay and calcareous soil, and is full of small stones.
The early months of the year were marked by rains which left substantial reserves of ground water in the vineyards. As a direct consequence, there was an important and constant growth of the vegetation during the entire spring and an ample development of the canopy. The summer months were prevalently hot and dry, but the accumulated ground water enabled the vines to resist the dry spell without any particular difficulty and bring the grapes to complete ripeness at the end of their cycle.
The 2009 Pian delle Vigne
is ruby red in color with garnet highlights, and its nose shows intense floral (violets) and fruity (plum and blackberry) aromas along with well integrated notes from the oak casks. Light spices and chocolate fuse on the aromatic finish with suggestions of leather, tobacco leaves, and balsamic notes. The palate is ample and elegant with silky and supple tannins and flavors of length and persistence which highlight a vibrant acidity and a mineral freshness. Given these characteristics, it is easy to foresee an important longevity and potential for development over time.
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