Ciacci, Brunello di Montalcino Pianrosso 2013Regular price $88.00 Save $-88.00
For many years the wines of the famed region of Montalcino have been recognized as the top wines of Italy. This is still a very true statement today. The central town is perched on the top of the hill and the vineyards are patched together on the hillsides below. The Ciacci family’s history dates back to the 17th century, and their land holdings are some of the most historic in Tuscany. The legendary winemaking estate is located on the south side of the hill around the smaller village of Castelnuovo facing the Orcia Valley. Originally the estate was owned by the church and Francesco Ciacci purchased the property in 1877.
Pian dell'Orino, Brunello di Montalcino 2013Regular price $150.00 Save $-150.00
The winemakers of Pian dell’Orino are not natives to Tuscany, nor did they know one another before collaborating to make Sangiovese in Montalcino. Caroline was born in the Südtirol in a large Renaissance castle where she managed the family property. Amongst her duties at the property was an enormous, six hundred year-old grapevine that is the oldest and largest existing vine in all of Europe. Caroline’s partner, Jan, was born in the city of Karlsruhe in Germany, not far from the Pfalz region, studying both viticulture and oenology in Germany. He then worked for several years as an oenologist in France before meeting Caroline and moving to Montalcino. Together they grow purely Sangiovese.