Saturday, January 23, 2021

Piancornello Rogheto Toscano

This great Tuscan producer's Brunello di Montalcinos frequently scores 95 points.
This Toscana from them is spectacular and a spectacular value!

Great Tuscan Value!
2018 Piancornello Rogheto Toscano...$17.99
100% Sangiovese

The color is deep ruby red. On the nose there is classic red vibrant fruit and raspberries. Very floral. The palate is dry, sapid, with supple tannins and well balanced with a great acidity.

The Pieri family bought the Piancornello estate in 1950 and initially grew fruit to sell locally, until 1991, when they began vinifying and selling their own estate wines. Piancornello is now owned and operated by Claudio Monaci and Silvia Batazzi. An 18th-century farmhouse anchors this organically-cultivated estate in the pristine nature of Montalcino, rubbing shoulders with centuries-old olive groves and Brunello vineyards. On their 10 hectares of vineyards, Piancornello cultivates predominantly Sangiovese vines with some Ciliegiolo. Their Sangiovese clones were chosen carefully to achieve low yields and looser bunches. Piancornello’s warmer and drier climate, as compared to the neighboring Chianti region, and proximity to the Mediterranean sea (45 km away) make this a prized site for winemaking. Piancornello’s vineyards grow on moderately sloped hills in rocky, volcanic soils with southern exposures, creating full-bodied, mineral wines.

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