Story of the Wine:
Although wine production around the town of Montalcino was recorded in the Middle Ages it was not until the late 19th century that it began to develop a reputation for high quality. It was not until the 1960’s that the area became established as producing one of Italy’s great wines. Founded in 1874, the re-invigoration of Pinino has begun in 2004 with the new owners Austrians Hannes and Andrea Gamon and Spaniards Max and Silvia Hernandez, with the support of the oenologist Paolo Vaggagini. They had been successful in the fashion retail business and now turned to making wine. The estate is small, 16ha, only, but its wines have created an enormous impact winning high scores and accolades.
Grape(s): 100% Sangiovese
Area: From the estate’s vineyards to the north of Montalcino
Vine Density: 3,300 – 5,000 vines per ha.
Training System: Cordone
Yield: 52 hl/ha
Harvest: Manual harvest in September
Vinification: There is a long fermentation of 15 to 20 days followed by the malolactic fermentation
Ageing: Aged for 30 months in Slavonian oak barrels.
Pack size: 6x75cl
Regional dish for this wine recommended the producer: Bistecca Fiorentina A thick cut T-Bone steak, traditionally grilled over a charcoal or by wood fire accompanied by Tuscan beans.
Descriptions for the Wine List
1) One of the world’s classic wines. Powerful with well defined, compact fruit on the palate and a silken finish.
2) Re-invigorated by new blood this estate has made a significant impact in recent years with the sheer quality of its wines. One of the world’s classic wines. Powerful with well defined, compact fruit on the palate and a silken finish.
Vintage 2007 Trophy Red Tuscany over £10 Decanter World Wine Awards 2012
Vintage 2006 Gold Medal Decanter World Wine Awards 2011
Vintage 2004 Gold Medal International Wine Challenge 2010
Decanter Magazine – August 2009 RECOMMENDED ***
Classic austere but subdued nose. Sweet cherry liqueur fruit and coating tannins with just enough acidity to balance.
Decanter World Wine Awards 2009: Silver Medal
The Tasting panel Magazine – March 2009 92 points
Pleasant crisp and racy with lovely plum and red berry fruit; charming.
Wine Spectator 2009 92 points
Has rose blackberry and sandalwood aromas. Full bodied with velvety tannins and ripe fruit. Long finish.
Robert Parker 90 points
Pinino’s 2004 Brunello di Montalcino offers up dark cherries, flowers, spices and minerals in an intense full bodied style. The wine exhibits excellent length and richness on the palate and terrific overall balance.
Country: Italy Region: Montalcino - Toscana Grape: 100% Sangiovese Product code: 2182 Pack size: 6x75cl
From a private estate originally created in 1874, Pinino has recently been reinvented by four friends to immense acclaim in the wine press for the sheer quality of the wine. A relatively small estate of 16ha for Montalcino, thisreally punches above its weight. The vineyard is embedded in a natural,south facing amphitheatre on the Montosoli hillside, considered one of the best positions in the north part of Montalcino.
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