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Wine Of The Week – Agostina Pieri Rosso di Montalcino 2008 DOC

April 5, 2011 10:41 pm - Posted by Jody in Drink

Each week I like to choose a new wine to introduce to our fans. These wines vary by region, by varietal and even by price. I don’t think cost and value are necessarily related. So I like to focus on wines I have experienced on my travels and I think our fans will enjoy trying. salut!

Region: Tuscany, ITALY

(88-90) points, Wine Advocate:

“The 2008 Rosso di Montalcino emerges with high-toned suggestions of kirsch, flowers and bright red fruits. The wine reveals excellent length, albeit in an understated, mid-weight style for this bottling. Sweet, liqueur-like notes accompany the fruit through to the refined finish. I tasted the 2008 Rosso prior to bottling. For now it seems quite promising. Anticipated maturity: 2010-2012.”

Wine Advocate 188, April 2010

The Story:

When Francesco Monaci established this winery, he had no idea of the frenzy his wines would inspire. In only a handful of vintages, his Brunello and Rosso have become some of Montalcino’s most sought after wines. A nephew of consorzio president, and famed producer, Giancarlo Pacenti, Francesco had long dreamed of making great wines in the Montalcino area, but was not able to find the perfect vineyard until 1991. The steep Sangiovese vineyard that he finally found, in Castelnuovo dell’Abate, offered the potential to realize his goal.

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