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2015 Centolani Brunello di Montalcino Pietranera

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February 12, 2023 - $31



95James Suckling

Extremely perfumed and pretty with plum and black-cherry aromas, as well has just hints of cedar. Full body, chewy tannins and lots of fruit.

94Wine Spectator

...alluring red combines bright strawberry and cherry fruit with salty, savory notes of mineral, loamy earth, tobacco and wild herbs. Solidly built, exhibiting dense tannins and fresh appeal, this remains balanced and long.

16+ Jancis Robinson

...ripe tannins. Long, balanced and plentiful without enormous complexity, but with good depth of fruit.


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.