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2015 Agostina Pieri Brunello di Montalcino

ITEM 8095948 - Removed from a professional wine storage facility

Bidder Quantity Amount Total
Warlock 1 $35 $35
Arthur 2 of 3 $35 $70
3 $35
Item Sold Amount Date
I8095948 3 $35 Jan 23, 2022
I8070320 3 $35 Jan 16, 2022
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RATINGS

93The Wine Advocate

...has a somewhat deconstructed or fragmented bouquet in which you can taste the warm-vintage fruit, the oak spice and the grapes' tart freshness, all in distinct and separate categories.

93Vinous / IWC

...dark and woodsy, opening with a note of wild herbs, moist earth, and leather, as the bouquet slowly blossoms to show crushed strawberries with subtle spices... It’s silky on the palate, flooding the senses with black and red fruits, with a mix of sweet and savory spice, as herbal tones develop amidst saline minerals and dark inner florals. The finish is long, resonating on dark fruits and balsamic spice, offset by brisk acids and hints of citrus.

16Jancis Robinson

Dark, brooding and with hints of stalks on the nose. The palate shows lots of sweet, ripe, dark fruit with almost entirely integrated acidity. Crunchy tannins pull the fruit into shape on the finish.

REGION

Italy, Tuscany, Brunello di Montalcino

Brunello di Montalcino is regarded as one of Italy’s best appellations. Located in south central Tuscany below Chianti, the wines of Brunello di Montalcino DOCG are made of a Sangiovese clone called “brunello,” which means “little dark one,” a reference to the brown tones in the skin of the grape. Unlike some Tuscan appellations that allow other grapes to be blended with Sangiovese, Brunello di Montalcino is entirely Sangiovese. Montalcino itself is a picturesque, hill-top town not especially well known for wine production until the mid-19th century, when a local vineyard owner isolated the brunello clone and planted it. Other growers followed suit. Nevertheless it wasn’t until 1970s that wine enthusiasts started paying attention to Brunello di Montalcino, which by then was becoming an outstanding wine. Today there are 120 estates in the DOCG, up from about 25 estates in 1975. Brunellos in general are bigger, darker, more tannic and more powerful wines than Chiantis or most other Sangioveses. By law they must be aged for four years, and two of those years must be in wooden barrels.