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Montalcino, Siena, Italy

"One of my favorite under the radar estates in Montalcino." - Antonio Galloni, Sept 2013

The estate vineyard at Piancornello was bought by the Pieri Family in 1950. The fruit was sold to other Montalcino producers until they began making their own wine starting with the 1990 vintage. Silvana Pieri has since passed down the estate to her son Claudio (who has been and continues to be the winemaker) and his wife, Silvia.

Piancornello takes its name from the hamlet just South of Montalcino where the winery is located. Because of the warm climate and unique, rocky/mineral-rich soils, this is considered one of the finest areas of Brunello. The vineyards are located on moderately sloped hills with southern exposures. The clones at Piancornello were chosen carefully in order to have low yields and looser bunches. Additionally, a modern, temperature & humidity-controlled winemaking facility has been built in front of the old cellar, allowing for an even greater attention to detail and quality in winemaking.

Though the estate has been farming organically for many years, it has recently made plans to become certified. Beginning with the 2013 vintage, the estate in Montecucco (Podere del Visciolo) will be Certified Organic, while the main estate plans to finalize its organic certification with the 2015 vintage.

*Recipient of the 2014 VINO SLOW Award*
Piancornello was recognized for their passion, commitment to the land, method of cultivation, and cellar techniques — this award from Slow Food International favors producers who implement ecologically sustainable winegrowing and winemaking practices.

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2006 Piancornello Brunello di Montalcino, Riserva, D.O.C.G. [PNC340_06]
2008 Piancornello Brunello di Montalcino Riserva [PNC340_08]
2009 Piancornello Brunello di Montalcino [PNC320_09]
2010 Piancornello Brunello di Montalcino [PNC320_10]
2010 Piancornello Rosso di Montalcino [PNC310_10]
2010 Piancornello Sant'Antimo DOC [PNC330_10]
2011 Piancornello Rosso 'Per Emma' (Podere del Visciolo) [PNC350_11]
2012 Piancornello Rosso di Montalcino [PNC310_12]
2013 Piancornello Rosso 'Campo della Macchia' [PNC330_13]
2013 Piancornello Rosso di Montalcino [PNC310_13]