Pian delle Vigne Vignaferrovia

The Wine

Vignaferrovia is only produced in the finest vintages from the grapes of a small 4 hectare (10 acre) parcel in the vineyard adjacent to the 19th century railway station on the estate. The soil is principally calcareous clay rich in small stones. The wine is elegant and captivating, characterized by a dense tannic structure complemented by freshness and sweetness. The first vintage of Vignaferrovia to be produced was 2004. It was not produced in 2005, 2008 and 2011.

Historical Data

Pian delle Vigne, located 3.5 miles (6 kilometers) to the southwest of the town of Montalcino, takes its name from a characteristic 19th century railroad station situated within the confines of the estate. The property consists of 460 total acres (184 hectares), 160 of which (65 hectares) are planted to vines with a southeastern exposures at an altitude of 430 feet (130 meters) above sea level. The estate, since the very beginning, has followed a philosophy based on aging in large casks capable of preserving the exceptional integrity and fruit of the Sangiovese grapes and endow this Brunello with a characteristic vibrant elegance. Pian della Vigne has belonged to the Antinori family since the year 1995. Vignaferrovia is produced only in superior vintages from a small, 10 acre (4 hectare) vineyard plot adjacent to the 19th century railroad station and perched on soils which consist principally of clay and calcareous elements, rich in small stones as well. It was not produced in 2005, 2008 and 2011.

Pian delle Vigne Vignaferrovia

The Wine

Vignaferrovia is only produced in the finest vintages from the grapes of a small 4 hectare (10 acre) parcel in the vineyard adjacent to the 19th century railway station on the estate. The soil is principally calcareous clay rich in small stones. The wine is elegant and captivating, characterized by a dense tannic structure complemented by freshness and sweetness. The first vintage of Vignaferrovia to be produced was 2004. It was not produced in 2005, 2008 and 2011.

Pian delle Vigne Vignaferrovia

The winter of the 2013 vintage, in particular the month of February, was characterized by temperatures which, on the whole, were colder than the preceding years. A spring with frequent rainfall and a summer distinguished by average temperatures and an excellent breeziness favored a low but constant ripening of the grapes. A light but calculated phase of leaf removal 20 days before picking began guaranteed an optimal ripeness in the crop. The harvest, which began slightly later than usual, was carried out from the first days of October on.

A careful and scrupulous choice of the grape bunches through an elimination of the green bunches in successive phases before the actual harvest began, along with  a period of generally favorable weather, assured the arrival in the cellars of solely ripe and healthy grapes. The berries, after destemming and a delicate pressing, went into stainless steel tanks where the fermentation subsequently took place. The period of skin contact with the skins lasted approximately three weeks and the wine then left the tanks to go into oak. The slow and balanced evolution of the wine, which began first in 110 gallon (5Hl) barrels and then terminated in 660 gallon (30 Hl) casks, took place over a period of two years. Vignaferrovia was then bottled and began its long period of bottle aging before commercial release.

Pian delle Vigne, located 3.5 miles (6 kilometers) to the southwest of the town of Montalcino, takes its name from a characteristic 19th century railroad station situated within the confines of the estate. The property consists of 460 total acres (184 hectares), 160 of which (65 hectares) are planted to vines with a southeastern exposures at an altitude of 430 feet (130 meters) above sea level. The estate, since the very beginning, has followed a philosophy based on aging in large casks capable of preserving the exceptional integrity and fruit of the Sangiovese grapes and endow this Brunello with a characteristic vibrant elegance. Pian della Vigne has belonged to the Antinori family since the year 1995. Vignaferrovia is produced only in superior vintages from a small, 10 acre (4 hectare) vineyard plot adjacent to the 19th century railroad station and perched on soils which consist principally of clay and calcareous elements, rich in small stones as well. It was not produced in 2005, 2008 and 2011.

Vignaferrovia show an intense ruby color. The nose is distinguished by its excellent balance of ripe red fruit in admirable harmony with sensations of black cherries and hints of tobacco. The palate combines  impeccably, pleasurable fruit, balance, and freshness, creating a very lengthy and persistent finish and aftertaste.

Wine Advocate 94/100 USA James Suckling 94/100 USA Wine Spectator 93/100 USA

Tenuta Pian delle Vigne

Tenuta Pian delle Vigne

The Pian delle Vigne estate is located 6 kilometers (3.5 miles) southwest of Montalcino. Its name comes from a characteristic nineteenth century railway station located on the estate. Pian delle Vigne stretches out over an area of 184 hectares (454 acres) of which 65 hectares (160 acres) are planted with vineyards that grow at an altitude of approximately 130 meters (426 feet) above sea level and enjoy a southeastern exposure. The estate’s namesake wine, Pian delle Vigne, represents Marchesi Antinori’s deeply personal interpretation of a prestigious and traditional wine such as Brunello di Montalcino. The Antinori family acquired the estate in 1995, the same year the first Brunello Pian delle Vigne was harvested.

Soil

Soil

Calcareous clay soil with an abundance of fine gravel and stones.

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