Pian dell'Orino, Rosso di Montalcino 2016Regular price $70.00 Save $-70.00
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.
The Rosso is sourced from three vineyards in Montalcino. These are vines less than 20 years in age, reinstating this bottle’s ability to be drunk upon release, but with age capability. The wine is macerated for two weeks and then aged for 28 months in large barrels. Even though the 2016 vintage was tough due to hail, this is still an exceptional bottle.