A brilliant ruby red color, this red wine offers pleasing aromas of red berry fruit balanced with sensations of candied fruit and spice. The palate is ample with supple tannins. The finish offers hints of tobacco and dark chocolate. An extremely elegant wine with great structure.
Pian delle Vigne is an Italian estate situated 4 miles (6 km) south of Montalcino in Tuscany. The estate's Brunello di Montalcino DOCG and Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Riserva are the flagship wines, supplemented by two additional Sangiovese-based wines: Rosso di Montalcino DOC and Grappa Riserva di Brunello di Montalcino.
Pian delle Vigne was acquired by Marchesi Antinori in 1995 and spans 184 hectares (470 acres), 65 ha (161 acres) of which are planted to Sangiovese. The vineyards are planted on predominantly southeast facing slopes of clayey and calcareous soils rich in stones at altitudes between 430 to 825 feet (130 to 250 meters) above sea level. The "older" half of these vineyards was planted to vine between 1996 and 1997.
The temperate climate found in Montalcino allows the Sangiovese grapes to be harvested around two weeks earlier than those in the Chianti Classico region, typically in mid-September.