||Upon their arrival in the cellars, the grapes were destemmed, given a soft pressing and then went into stainless steel tanks where they went through a lengthy fermentation process. The period of skin contact lasted fifteen days and took place at a temperature of 82° Fahrenheit (28° centigrade). Given the characteristics of the growing season, the aim was to fully bring out the freshness of the fruit, the suppleness of the tannins, and the overall balance of the final wine.
||To accomplish this, the wine, in fact, went into 890 and 2100 gallon (3000 and 8000 liter) oak casks where it was put through a complete malolactic fermentation and began its period of oak aging. After over two years, the Pian delle Vigne Brunello di Montalcino left its casks to then go through a lengthy period of bottle aging before commercial release.
||Red and white meats, first plates to the gravy, games from pen, game, cheeses to hard paste.
||Price Antinori Brunello di Montalcino Pian delle Vigne 2014 € 42.50