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2015 Piancornello Brunello di Montalcino

ITEM 8570641 - Removed from a professional wine storage facility; Purchased upon release; Consignor is original owner

Bidder Quantity Amount Total
hammonds 1 $43 $43
sahof6 4 of 5 $42 $168
5 $40
Item Sold Amount Date
I8570641 1 $43 Dec 11, 2022
I8570641 4 $42 Dec 11, 2022
I8556804 1 $40 Dec 4, 2022
I8544752 1 $40 Nov 27, 2022
I8522652 6 $40 Nov 13, 2022
I8512619 1 $40 Nov 6, 2022
I8482884 1 $40 Oct 16, 2022
I8482858 4 $40 Oct 16, 2022
I8444196 3 $45 Sep 18, 2022
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95The Wine Advocate

Those sweet and savory sides are expertly folded into each other, and the rich, concentrated fruit of the vintage helps to smooth out those flavors, adding overall intensity along the way. This is a terrific expression that faithfully reflects the beauty of Brunello. It is a lovely wine.


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.