Piccini Villa Al Cortile Brunello di Montalcino DOCG 2009 ~ Tuscany, Italy
Multi award winning wine:
Silver - 2014 Challenge International du Vin
Silver - 2014 Concours Mondial de Bruxelles
Silver - 2014 International Wine & Spirit Competition
Bronze - 2014 International Wine Challenge
Examiner ~ "Without a doubt this Piccini Villa Al Cortile Brunello di Montalcino is an outstanding wine that you will be thrilled to have experienced and savored"
Christopher Null ~ "A beautiful wine, showing a complex collection of cherries, blackberries, violets, and menthol on the nose. The body adds to that with hints of earthy mushroom, spicy licorice root, and touches of tobacco and cedar box on the finish. Over time, hints of prunes and raspberry emerge, too — this is a wine that evolves beautifully in the glass and is well worth exploring over the course of an evening. All in all, it’s a moderately dense wine with lots to recommend it, a Brunello that’s close to a benchmark for the style."
James Suckling ~ "Lots of dried berries here, and flowers. Full body with chewy tannins and a tangy finish."
Examiner ~ "The Piccini Family has been producing wine since 1882 in the Tuscany region of Italy. Ranking as one of the top Italian wine producers, this family owned winery has developed and expanded over four generations beginning with Chianti in straw wrapped flasks to an extensive portfolio that includes the Brunello di Montalcino"
Brunello di Montalcino is one of Italy's most famous and prestigious wines. All Brunello di Montalcino wine is made exclusively from Sangiovese grapes grown on the slopes around Montalcino – a classic Tuscan hilltop village 20 miles (30km) south of Siena.
Sangiovese (or Nielluccio in Corsica), a dark-berried vine, is the most widely planted grape variety in Italy. It is particularly popular in Tuscany, where it is used to make Montalcino, Montepulciano, "Super Tuscans" and Chianti.