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|Winemaker||Azienda Agricola Talenti|
|Alcoholic strength||15% vol.|
|Awards||Raffaele Vecchione - WinesCritic.com 97/100 - Falstaff Magazin 95/100 - Decanter 92/100|
Brunello di Montalcino DOCG "PIAN DI CONTE - RISERVA"
A selection of 100% Sangiovese grapes grown in the oldest vineyards, near the centre of the estate (400 m above sea level) are used only in absolutely exceptional years to create Riserva Pian di Conte.
Grape varieties: 100% Sangiovese. Spurred Cordon, 5.400 vines/ha in a 30/40 years old vineyards.
Production area: vineyards located around the winery (400 m MSL). The Pian di Conte Brunello Riserva is produced only in the best vintages with a meticulous selection of the grapes.
Exposure of the vineyard: South-West
Soil: sandy topsoil.
Production technique: temperature controlled maceration and alcoholic fermentation in stainless steel tanks (28-29°C). The 50% of the wine is aged for at least 24 months in French oak tonneau (500 lt) and the rest 50% in Slavonian oak barrel (15-25 Hl). Before release, the wine is bottle-aged for some months.
Description: red and intense colour. A complex and fresh bouquet with hints of plum, cherry, blackberry and raspberry combined with notes of chocolate, tobacco and liquorice.
Food pairings and service: superb pairing with red meats, game, meat sauce and wildboar. Recommended service temperature: 18°C.
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