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Pietroso

Winemaker Gianni Pignattai
Location 📍 Montalcino, Tuscany, Italy
Size  13 hectares, of which 5 hectares are vineyards
Established in 1363
Grapes Sangiovese
Specificity All pruning and picking is done by hand and production methods stay true to the traditional process.

 

It could be argued that this is a typical Decorum-esque outfit – a small (5 ha) family estate, where there’s also a record of vines having been cultivated since the 15th century. It’s also a traditional Montalcino winery. For example, the wines are matured in large (30 hl) barrels, ‘botti’ in Tuscany. Now, there was a time when the fashion was for smaller vessels, 225 litres, as used in Bordeaux. And the wood would be new, thereby imparting significant oak elements to the wine – this was all the rage, but was it authentic? Wines of this ilk started to taste a bit similar, a bit ‘international’. Not so here at Pietroso, everything true to the roots.

Rosso di Montalcino, Pietroso, 2019
The gap between Gianni’s Brunello and this Rosso just seems to be closing with every vintage.
£22.50
Country
Italy
Region
Tuscany
Style
Classic & Savory
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