Pietroso is an estate winery in Località Pietroso in the Montalcino region in Tuscany, Italy. Pietroso was created in the 1970s by Domenico Berni. Today his grandson Gianni Pignattai runs the estate.

Sales: Cecilia Brandini (+39 349 286 9507). Enotecnico: Andrea Pignattai (+39 340 265 7646). Consultant oenologist: Alessandro Dondi (since 2005). Agronomo: Lucio Maruotti.

Vineyards: 2015 There are 8.5ha of land of which 1ha of olives and 4ha of vines [some owned, some rented?]: roughly 2ha in Castelnuovo dell’Abate (100% Sangiovese), 1ha at Località Pietroso (100% Sangiovese) and 1ha at ‘Fornello’ near Canalicchio and the Il Paradiso di Manfredi estate. 350-400 metres, sloping terrain.

Red wines

Rosso di Montalcino DOC, Pietroso2011 At the consorzio with Ian d’Agata Tuesday 28th May 2013: Deepish crimson/cedar core. Limpid rim with hint of salmon pink. Very ripe and broad, authoritative, warm, inviting, plenty of juicy fruit, the tannins are dripping with it almost, plumptious and clear. Long too. A real crowd pleaser but with definition of fruit/tannin and well controlled. | 2012 20,000 bottles. Nice soft fluffy, mid-weight, a bit like Argiano but softer (Benvenuto Brunello 2014). | 2013 25,000 bottles. Barrel and botti. Well weighted, clean and fluid, good (Benvenuto Brunello 2015).

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG, Pietroso: 2000 Old style nose, old wood (Benvenuto Brunello 2005). | 2006 Bottled. | 2009 12,800 bottles. Quite evolved, still plenty of fruit, simple standard, no depth but well made and not over-stretched by the wood (Benvenuto Brunello 2014). | 2009 L40/13. 14%. Light ruby with garnet shade. Broad flat nose. Simple stuff. Fluffy cherry with a savoury simple end at the Consorzio Tues 27th May 2014 with Ian d’Agata and others. | 2010 12,800 bottles. 6 months in tonneaux, then blended and aged in botti. Nice sweet fruit, well done, easy to drink with a bit of oak tonneau in the aftertaste (Benvenuto Brunello 2015). | 2014 Light crunchy style with a decent level of ripeness and not overly dry tannins, not bad if fairly simple (Benvenuto Brunello 2019).


Podere Pietroso

Loc. Pietroso, 257

I-53024 Montalcino (SI = Siena), Italy

Tel+39 0577.848573/857129 | www.pietroso.it