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Piccini, Brunello de Montalcino, 2009

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Piccini, Brunello de Montalcino, 2009

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The Piccini family has been making wine in Tuscany for 125 years. Now the fourth generation of the Piccini family is handling the winemaking duties. Their skilled winemaking shows in their Brunello de Montalcino.
Brunello goes through five year of aging, first in oak barrels and then in the bottle. Brunello, by law, must spend at least two years aging in oak barrels and the bottle for at least six months before released, It is up to the winemakers to determine how they choose to age their wines. Brunello can be drunk upon release, but can be aged for 10-30 years, the more fruit comes out as the tannins soften.
The 2009 Piccini, Brunello de Montalcino, DOCG shows everything that a great wine should be. Deep garnet red in the glass, it has up front aromas of cherry, and blackberries with secondary aromas of rich earthiness and spicy. The fruit is balance with acidity and firm tannins. It has a long finish. The Piccini, Brunello de Montalcino, 2009 can use some decanting to help it open up and breathe. As it sits in the glass the fruit and spices come out .
Enjoy this Brunello with some rich red meat, maybe Bistecca alla Florentina, the famous Tuscan porterhouse.

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