Pian Dell'Orino Brunello di Montalcino Vigneti del Versante 2015 - Bottle Shop of Spring Lake
Pian Dell'Orino Brunello di Montalcino Vigneti del Versante 2015
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Pian Dell'Orino Brunello di Montalcino Vigneti del Versante 2015

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750ml
$149.99

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Category Red Wine
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Region Italy, Tuscany, Brunello di Montalcino
Brand Pian Dell'Orino
Alcohol/vol 14.5%

Pian dell’Orino is one of the shining stars in Brunello di Montalcino. The estate is located right next door to the most famous name in Brunello history, Biondi Santi. Pian dell’Orino is run by Caroline Pobitzer and Jan Hendrick Erbach, who both co-own the estate and are extremely passionate about producing the highest quality wine in the most harmonious methods possible to protect their environment. Consequently, the estate’s six hectares of vines have been farmed completely organically for many years and are now cultivated under biodynamic principles.

In the vineyards of Pian dell’Orino only Sangiovese Grosso is grown (other than small plots of cabernet and merlot for their Super Tuscan bottling, Piandorino), and yields are kept to a very low level, with green harvesting practiced in every vintage to reduce yields to only four bunches per vine. Meticulous oversight in the vineyards during the entire growing season ensures that only the finest quality fruit is still on the vine at the time of harvest, and the harvest is conducted solely by hand. Once the grapes reach the cellar they are treated as lovingly and as naturally as possible, and no modern cellar wizardry such as cultured yeasts, extraction enzymes or added grape must is ever utilized, with the wines fermenting on their indigenous yeasts gently and thoroughly before being aged in a combination of barriques and large botti for one to several years prior to bottling, depending on the wine.

Vigneti del Versante is the name for Pian dell'Orino's Brunello di Montalcino. This name indicates that the grapes for this Brunello come from 100% estate vineyards.

Jeb Dunnuck
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The 2015 Vigneti del Versante Brunello is luxurious and polished on the nose with ripe plum, lavender floral, vanilla bean, and cedar. The palate is seamless, with velvety tannins that wrap around a fresh core of black cherry fruit, baking spice, and mineral-rich earth. Though there is a present oak influence, it is well-integrated without masking the purity of the fruit, while also lifting off the palate with ease in a super-long finish. This is accessible now but will be well worth the wait to cellar 3-5 years

March 4, 2021
Vinous
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The 2015 Brunello di Montalcino Vigneti del Versante opens with a captivating bouquet, delicate yet pleasantly sweet, showing ripe cherries and wild berries complemented by a dusting of cinnamon. This is soft and fleshy, with a hint of balsamic spice giving way to red currants and hints of violet candies. Round tannins linger, mingling with residual acids and inner florals to create a truly harmonious finale. It's not as long-lived as the bigger vintage 2016 will be, but this is an absolutely glorious expression of Vigneti del Versante. Tasted twice with consistent results.

Eric Guido, December 2021

Red

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Rosé

Sparkling

Kosher

Organic

No Sulfites Added

Biodynamic  

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