Pian delle Querci is an estate winery in Località Pian delle Querci in the north west of the Montalcino region in Tuscany, Italy, not far from the abbey called Abbadia Ardenga. It makes Sant’Antimo DOCRosso di Montalcino DOC and Brunello di Montalcino DOCG.

Owner: Angelina Ndreca Pinti and her husband Angelo.

Consultant: Valerio Coltellini.

Vineyards: 8.5ha of vines of which 6ha of Brunello di Montalcino DOCG, 2ha of Rosso di Montalcino and 0.5ha of Sant’Antimo DOC.

Viticulture: Weeds are removed by ploughing (herbicides are not used). Organic matter rather than soluble fertilizers are used for fertility.

Winemaking: 100% hand picked. Ferment in steel.

Markets: Canada, Norway, Japan and NY.

Red wines

Rosso di Montalcino DOC2012 15,000 bottles. €4.50 ex cellars. Sweet middle, light, bit simple and primary (Anteprima 2014). | 2013 14,900 bottles. Hand. Steel. 6 months in 50hl botti. Light, primary style, simple (Benvenuto Brunello 2015). | 2014 Simple, fairly clean (Anteprima Feb 2016).

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG: 2009 38,000 bottles. Bit simple and thin (Benvenuto Brunello 2014). | 2010 38,000 bottles. | 2011 Simple, fluid, a bit stemmy maybe, OK if a bit simple (Anteprima 2015). | 2011 Bright ruby garnet, mid-weight, fluid red cherry, simple tannin, drinkable, a hint of funk (Anteprima 2016). | 2012 Attenuated (Anteprima 2017).

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Riserva: 2008 12,000 bottles. Vat and botti. Moderate depth but essentially light, easy, simple (Anteprima 2014). | 2008 L147. Bit grubby, mix of over-ripe and under-ripe, blurred, but clearly has good weight and rich tannins, spoiled by the winemaking (Nov 2016). | 2010 Simple, fluid, a bit stemmy, simple (Anteprima 2015). | 2011 Simple red cherry fruit, primary, fluid, digestible, anonymous (Anteprima 2016).


Podere Pian delle Querci

Loc Pian delle Querci

I-53024 Montalcino (SI), Italy

Tel+39 0577.834174 | Website www.piandellequerci.it