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 Pietranera Rosso di Montalcino 2009 







Pietranera BarrelsI fell hard for Pietranera in Tuscany last year.  Was easy to do when you have the gorgeous sights, aromas and flavors of Tuscan reality at your fingertips.  For I was fortunate enough to make a journey to this estate, one that is a throwback to the times when (surprise, surprise) folks didn't add Merlot to their Sangiovese...Or use spinning cones and micro-oxygenation to make the wines more plush and polished.  No this is a place where all one sees are large oak casks, pretty strict adherence to the traditional methods of Brunello production and the most classic expression of Sangiovese Grosso, the Brunello clone.  In 2009, their Rosso di Montalcino is smoking good; one of the realest versions of Rosso, so supple, drinkable and textbook.



Joe Bembry, Wine Director

56 Degree Wine 



Pietranera Rosso2009 Pietranera Rosso di Montalcino 

The Peluso Centolani family (who also own Tenuta Friggiali) purchased the Pietranera estate with the ideals of Sangiovese origins as the benchmark and refuse to acquiesce to fashion, fad or tricks.  The determination and relentless pursuit to embody the terroir of Montalcino, rather than redefine it, is at their core.  The 2009 is amazing with its cavernous depth of red fruit, bouquet garni and smoke.  Perfectly weaving cherries, turned earth, porcini, leather and spice, the broad and supple tannins that frame the wine will ensure a beautiful evolution.  At just 13% alcohol--a bit of a rarity these days--this delicious red can be enjoyed now through 2016.

Region: Tuscany, Italy
Grape: 100% Sangiovese
Terroir: SE side of Montalcino; Marl, w/ a touch of clay
Vinification: 6 months Slavonian oak
Drink: Now - 2016
Cuisine: Red meat, middle-matured cheeses & lasagna
ABV: 13%


$24 per bottle

$21.50 per bottle on 6 bottles 

$19.50 per bottle on a solid case of 12 bottle or more 



To Order:  Call 908-953-0900 or reply to this email with your payment information.  Wine arrives Thursday February 16th.  No further discounts.  

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