Pian delle Vigne is an estate winery in Località Pian delle Vigne in the Camigliano area in the coastal south-west of the Montalcino in Tuscany, Italy, between Località Camigliano and the Ombrone river and 6 km (3.5 miles) southwest of Montalcino. Its main wines are Rosso di Montalcino DOC and Brunello di Montalcino DOCG. It takes its name from a characteristic 19th century railway station on its land.
Founder-owner: The Antinori family. The Antinori family acquired the estate in 1995, the same year the first Brunello Pian delle Vigne was harvested.
Staff: Responsabile fattoria: Fabio Ratto (cell 348.1316486) who is from Liguria and worked there I think for 17 years. Ratto is qualified as both an oenologist and agronomist. I met Ratto at Benvenuto Brunello 2005 and 2014.
The name: Its name comes from the eponymous area where a typical railroad station of the 19th century is situated within the estate’s confines and is still in use.
Vineyards: 60ha (Gambero Rosso: 2003, p.593). | 184 hectares (470 acres) of land in total, of which 65 hectares (over 160 acres) are vines. The entire vineyard is planted to Sangiovese. The altitude varies from 130 meters (430 feet) to 250 meters (825 feet) above sea level, and the exposure is prevalently southeast. Approximately half of the vineyard was planted in 1996-1997. These older vineyards have been joined by 33 new hectares (82 acres) comprising five Sangiovese clones from Montalcino along with Antinori selections of their finest Sangiovese.
Soil: Clay-calcareous soil with an abundance of fine gravel and stones (Source: Antinori).
Other land: Two hectares (five acres) of olive groves and 117 hectares of woods.
Winemaking: Antinori says it ‘favours large barrels’.
Rosso di Montalcino DOC, Pian delle Vigne: 2013 89,000 botttles. Primary fruit, simple (Benvenuto Brunello 2015). | 2018 131,600 bottles (Consorzio).
Brunello di Montalcino DOCG, Pian delle Vigne: A very fruit-driven style of Brunello. | 2009 L3014G. 14%. Cedar ruby garnet. Odd nose. Seems like ripasso or a bit of cork. Find this a bit house-style and atypical. Sense of dried berried having been added. Savoury finish though which has plenty of savoury fruit so you cannot fault its elegance at the Consorzio Tues 27th May 2014 with Ian d’Agata and others. | 2009 Deepish core, brightish rim, ripe, thick, ripe berries, savoury, evolved, some brett, dry, oxidised, short end blind at Col d’Orcia 14 June 2014. | 2010 163,000 bottles. Ruby limpid colour, sweet roasted plum nose, bitter licorice end, dry end (Anteprima 2015). | 2015 172,000 bottles (Consorzio).
Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Riserva Vigna Ferrovia: 2009 11,000 bottles. Mid-ruby garnet, a mix of evolved cedar notes and young vine freshness mean the tannins do not really make sense (Anteprima 2015).
Pian delle Vigne
Loc. Pian delle Vigne
I-53024 Montalcino (SI), Italy
Tel+39 0577 816066 | www.piandellevigne.it