Piombaia | Estate winery in Località Piombaia in the Montalcino region of Tuscany, Italy. Its red wines are Rosso di Montalcino DOC and Brunello di Montalcino DOCG

Owner | Roberto Cantini and his son Francesco (348.3135966 or francesco.cantini@piombaia.com). Contact: Maurizio Giannelli (348 333 9829).

Estate vineyards | 2015 12ha of vines of which 10.5ha Sangiovese and 1.5ha of Merlot (the Merlot grapes are sold). Use cover crops. Some vines near Biondi-Santi at 400-600m, with vines on two levels.

Organic certification | 2015 First vintage with full organic certification.

Organics & Biodynamics | From 1999/2000 stopped using weedkiller. From 2008 Filippo Ferrari of Vini Etici has consulted on organics and biodynamics. 100 litre copper dynamiser (which holds 60 litres) first used in March 2013. 500P and 501 from Fondazione Le Madri. Make compost. Work with cover crops.

Red wines

Rosso di Montalcino DOC2010 9,000 bottles. 100ppm total with 25ppm free. Muddy and rustic (Benvenuto Brunello 2013). | 2011 9,000 bottles. Aged partly in older wood. Baked, short, brett (Benvenuto Brunello 2014). | 2012 9,000 bottles.

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG | 2000 Clean fruit, no excess oak but green tannins on the palate, shame seems to have good terroir (Benvenuto Brunello 2005). | 2008 9,000 bottles. Deepish ruby, thick, rustic, bit simple (Benvenuto Brunello 2013). | 2009 8,000 bottles. Brett (Benvenuto Brunello 2014). | 2010 8,000 bottles.

Other activitiesRestaurant: Ristorante Osteria la Crocina (0577.847240). | Agritourism: Casa Vacanze (0577.847197)

Contact

Azienda Agraria Piombaia

Località Piombaia, 230

I-53024 Montalcino (SI = Siena), Italy

Tel+39 0577.848645 | Website www.piombaia.com