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Antinori Pian delle Vigne Brunello di Montalcino
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Antinori Pian delle Vigne Brunello di Montalcino 2013

Montalcino, Siena, Tuscany, ItalyPian comes off one of the warmest sites in Brunello that can be blessing in most years. The vineyard is lovingly tended by Fabio Ratto and the wine is consistently ripe. Pian delle Vigne is quietly aged in 3000 to 8000 litre oak casks long free from any oak influence in the flavours. Its clay over limestone soils are riddled with small stones yielding purity of fruit and spice on the nose with bright floral, eucalyptus notes and black cherry, plum, liquorice aromas. The attack is generous, almost weighty, with impressive fine-grained tannins and rich dark plum, licorice and raspberry jam flavours that finish long and silky with flecks of brown spice. A perfect blend of the old and the new that will easily cellar thorough 2023 and beyond.Tasted: 30 November 2018Tasted by: Anthony GismondiPrices: BC 70.99 BCLS AB 70.00 fine wine shops ON 61.95 LCBO QC 53.75 SAQ NB 65.00 PEI 65.00 Producer: Marchesi AntinoriDistributors: Mark Anthony Wines and Spirits
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Maison Maxxium Vins et Spiritueux
Varietal: SangioveseCSPC: 955955UPC: 8001935000280