Marchesi Antinori Pian delle Vigne 2007
An intense ruby red with garnet highlights, the aromas of the Brunello Pian delle Vigne 2007 show red fruit and spices which fuse harmoniously with tobacco and chocolate. On the palate it is a wine of great balance, with lively mineral notes supported by vibrant tannins which accompany the flavors elegantly during the entire tasting sequence.
100% Sangiovese. Marchesi Antinori's heritage includes 26 generations and over 600 years of traditional and innovative wine production in Tuscany and Umbria. The family traces its winemaking history to 1180 and subsequently, in 1385, registered in the Florentine Vintners' Guild. As president, Marchese Piero Antinori has shaped the company over the past quarter-century into one whose wines are prized by connoisseurs the world over. Today the firm is run by Marquis Piero Antinori with the support of his three daugthers, Albiera, Allegra, and Alessia, who are directly involved in the work of the house. Tradition, passion, and intuition have been the three driving principles which have led the Marquis Antinori firm to become a leader in Italian wine. The Pian delle Vigne estate, located six kilometers to the south of the town of Montalcino above the Orcia river valley, has belonged to the Antinori family since 1995. It takes its name from a typical railroad station of the 19th century situated within the estate's confines and still in use.