Tolaini Picconero 2009
Picconero, a full-bodied blend of merlot, cabernet sauvignon, and petit verdot. Rich, concentrated, and muscular, yet wonderfully balanced with big tannins and deep tiers of cherry, plums, and wild berries, and nuances of spice, vanilla, and licorice. A long, flavorful aftertaste echoes with juicy fruit and mouthwatering tannins for minutes afterwards. Sensual and young, this wine promises a long life in the bottle. Some sediment may occur in the bottom of the bottle as the wine is not filtered.
In 1998 Pierluigi Tolaini returned to his native land and purchased some of the best land in the region of Chianti Classico in the noted commune of Castelnuovo Berardenga. He constructed, from the roots up, this state-of-the-art winery and brought together the best technology and winemakers to bring to light wines that would be a true expression of this significant region. Pierluigi hired famed enologist Michel Rolland and Tuscan agronomist Andrea Paoletti, who put together a team that share Pierluigi's vision—to make the best wines possible with one vitally unique ingredient: Chianti Classico terroir.