2013 Pietranera, Brunello di Montalcino

Merchant's Pick

THE RECENT PICK

2013 Pietranera, Brunello di Montalcino

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For 24 hours only, we are offering this Tuscan treat at the staggeringly low price of $34.95. It is sooooo good, everyone should experience it!

In southern Tuscany, among olive groves and sloped, rocky terrain, is the Pietranera Estate. Their Brunello parcels produce unctuous, velvety fruit with dry tannins and expressive minerality.

Add a warm growing season and you have a Montalcino masterpiece with ripe fruit, youthful approachability, and the structure to age for another 5 years.

We are not suggesting this wine is going to replace your Soldera or Biondi Santi. But at this price, you should enjoy this wine in its youth while you allow those bigger wines to evolve in your cellar.

Fresh tobacco, ripe cherry, spice, dried rose petal, balsamic notes, strawberry and accents of dark chocolate wrap the wine's super-silky tannins. You will be amazed at the value of this Brunello beauty.

Buy it by the case(s)!

You will thank yourself with every sip, slice of homemade pizza, wedge of lasagna, or hunk of hard cheese.

$42.95 per bottle / $515.40 per case

Summary


THE MERCHANT'S MARK

93+ / 100

Fresh tobacco, ripe cherry, spice, dried rose petal, balsamic notes, strawberry and accents of dark chocolate wrap the wine's super-silky tannins. You will be amazed at the value of this Brunello beauty. Buy it by the case(s)!

JAMES SUCKLING

93 / 100

"A fresh and fruity red with black cherry and orange peel character throughout. Medium to full body, fine tannins and a clean finish. Drink now."

WINE SPECTATOR

92 / 100

"The smooth texture is an ideal foil for the strawberry, cherry and iron flavors in this tightly wound red. All the components are in the right place, but this just needs time to unwind. Fine length."

INTERNATIONAL WINE REPORTS

92 / 100

"The 2013 Pietranera Brunello di Montalcino is a pretty showing which begins with inviting aromatics of red berries, earth, spices, florals and juniper. On the palate this is medium-bodied with a gorgeous mouthfeel and wonderful structure, with silky tannins that grip a firm hold on the finish."


Product Details


Producer: Pietranera

Country: Italy

Region: Tuscany

Sub Region: Brunello di Montalcino

Varietal: Sangiovese

Vintage: 2013

Size: 750ml

Code: W5160-1-1