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Founded as recently as 1991, Pieri Agostina may be one of Brunello's newest producers, but they have very quickly gained a reputation as one of the very best, consistently earning top marks from Robert Parker, Jancis Robinson, and Gambero Rosso. A clear indication of their resounding success came when the 1995 Rosso di Montalcino received Gambero Rosso's 'Tre Bicchieri' rating - the first Rosso di Montalcino ever to do so. Located in Piancornello in the southern part of the Brunello zone, the...
- 95 Points -
Agostina Pieri has crafted a delicious wine. The 2012 Brunello di Montalcino is a dark and deeply perfumed expression of Sangiovese. The wine opens to a much deeper and blacker ruby hue than compared to past years and the bouquet is polished and smoothly textured. The alcohol is high at 15.5% but that power and intensity is nicely wrapped within the wine's supple richness. This is a delicious Brunello at a quasi-affordable price tag.See detailed press review
- 92 Points -
Good bright, dark red. Very pure, fresh aromas of red cherry, violet, earth, and red licorice. Then silky and smooth in the mouth, with a light saline quality carrying through the rising, floral finish. Strikes me as much livelier and taut, but also more precise, than other vintages of this wine, usually marked by a soft, fleshy personality that I associate with this specific section of the Montalcino production zone. You might say the vintage wins out over the soil and microclimate in 2012.See detailed press review