Agostina Pieri Brunello di Montalcino 2010


SKU 02004


At the end of the 1980’s, Alessandro Pieri gave his land, located south of Montalcino, to his daughters who, from 1990, started to be their own grape producers. At first, they sold the grapes to their neighbors, but in 1994, they acquired a consultant and built their own wine cellar for estate production. The early process was based on a very traditional concept in Montalcino which includes a 3 year aging in large Slavonian barrels. Today, the wines are first aged for one year in French oak barriques, followed by one year in the large traditional Slavonian barrels. The Pieri farm has about 11 hectares of vineyards with a south-westerly exposure, and the soil is fertile with river stones. The wine they produce is very structured and rich in perfumes.
Category Red Wine
Country Italy
Brand Agostina Pieri
  • wa95

Wine AdvocateThe 2010 Brunello di Montalcino is an irresistible wine that demonstrates just how far the Agostina Pieri brand has evolved over the past decade. This may be the best Brunello ever released by this boutique estate in the Piancornello subzone of the appellation. Most notable and compelling is the seamless integration of flavor and texture that is not easily achieved with the finicky Sangiovese grape. The wine opens to a dark ruby hue with aromas of dried cherry, cassis, blue flower, ginger and balsam herb. You get lingering mineral tones that create a sense of focus and sharpness. I tasted the wine very young, but am confident of the aging potential of this timeless Brunello. It should be a delight to revisit in ten years.

Monica Larner, February 2015
  • agv93

VinousA deep, pungent wine, the 2010 Brunello di Montalcino wraps around the palate with Mediterranean herbs, smoke, black cherry, underbrush and iron nuances. The ferrous undertones that are typical of the Piancornello district come through in spades, all nicely balanced by the richness and pure density of the fruit. Today, the 2010 is decidedly virile and imposing, but it should start to soften in a few years' time. This is a fabulous Brunello from Agostina Pieri...93+

Antonio Galloni