Pinino Brunello di Montalcino Pinone Riserva DOCG
$140.20

Pinino Brunello di Montalcino Pinone Riserva DOCG

Deep ruby-red with garnet hues. Intense fresh aromas of cherries and raspberry. Full, round and silky with aromas of blackberry and plum. Full-bodied and elegant with fine tannins and spicy oak notes in the finish.

Region
  • Italy
  • Italy - Tuscany
Style
  • Red Wine
Varietal
  • Sangiovese

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Brunello di Montalcino was one of the first wines ever to receive the designation DOC (Denominazione di Origine Controllata). It was also the first Italian wine to receive the designation DOCG (Denominazione di Origine Controllata e Garantita). This wine, which is exclusively produced from the "Sangiovese" grapes, is exceptional in every respect. On one hand are the favourable climate conditions and the richness of the loamy, that gives the grapes their unique flavour. The second and not less important factor is the expertise in the production in this region, which is also characterized by the long maturing of at least two years in large oak wood barrels, and recently also in French barriques. The techniques of wine production are here still passed on from generetion to generetion. In the past years Brunello di Montalcino has become synonymous for exclusive quality and has in a way become the Italian ambassador in the world of wines. One characteristic of Brunelllo is the long obligatory aging during four years before it can be sold. Production, refinement and bottling must take place in the minicipality of Monalcino. According to the best of traditions our Brunello matures in large oak barrels.

"This shows wonderful precision and focus on the nose with dried flowers, crushed stones and dark-berry character. Full body, firm and chewy tannins and a long and intense finish. Some pine needles and dried spices on the finish. Needs time to soften. Try in 2021."

- James Suckling (April 2018), 94 pts

"Pinino dates back to 1874, when it was established by Tito Costani beneath the Montosoli hill. Today it is co-owned by an Austrian couple and a Spanish couple, working with consulting oenologist Paolo Vagaggini. Touches of flint and incense counter more overt notes of balsamic herbs and dark cherry. Silky, layered tannins build on the palate to become surprisingly powerful. This will need a couple of years before approaching. Drinking Window 2020 - 2032."

- Decanter (February 2018), 91 pts

"The 2012 Brunello di Montalcino Riserva Pinone delivers lots of Sangiovese typicity and is especially expressive of how the grape performs in a warm vintage. You get a hint of dried cherry and crème de cassis with bramble, toasted almond and fragrant rosemary twig. Yet there is substance, power and texture at the back that should contribute to the wine's smooth aging trajectory."

-Wine Advocate-Robert Parker 92 Points

 

 

Winemaker Notes

Brunello di Montalcino was one of the first wines ever to receive the designation DOC (Denominazione di Origine Controllata). It was also the first Italian wine to receive the designation DOCG (Denominazione di Origine Controllata e Garantita). This wine, which is exclusively produced from the "Sangiovese" grapes, is exceptional in every respect. On one hand are the favourable climate conditions and the richness of the loamy, that gives the grapes their unique flavour. The second and not less important factor is the expertise in the production in this region, which is also characterized by the long maturing of at least two years in large oak wood barrels, and recently also in French barriques. The techniques of wine production are here still passed on from generetion to generetion. In the past years Brunello di Montalcino has become synonymous for exclusive quality and has in a way become the Italian ambassador in the world of wines. One characteristic of Brunelllo is the long obligatory aging during four years before it can be sold. Production, refinement and bottling must take place in the minicipality of Monalcino. According to the best of traditions our Brunello matures in large oak barrels.

Reviews

"This shows wonderful precision and focus on the nose with dried flowers, crushed stones and dark-berry character. Full body, firm and chewy tannins and a long and intense finish. Some pine needles and dried spices on the finish. Needs time to soften. Try in 2021."

- James Suckling (April 2018), 94 pts

"Pinino dates back to 1874, when it was established by Tito Costani beneath the Montosoli hill. Today it is co-owned by an Austrian couple and a Spanish couple, working with consulting oenologist Paolo Vagaggini. Touches of flint and incense counter more overt notes of balsamic herbs and dark cherry. Silky, layered tannins build on the palate to become surprisingly powerful. This will need a couple of years before approaching. Drinking Window 2020 - 2032."

- Decanter (February 2018), 91 pts

"The 2012 Brunello di Montalcino Riserva Pinone delivers lots of Sangiovese typicity and is especially expressive of how the grape performs in a warm vintage. You get a hint of dried cherry and crème de cassis with bramble, toasted almond and fragrant rosemary twig. Yet there is substance, power and texture at the back that should contribute to the wine's smooth aging trajectory."

-Wine Advocate-Robert Parker 92 Points