Pian delle Ginestre
Tenuta Agricola Pian delle Ginestre
In Montalcino 300 metres above sea level is the wine estate Tenuta Pian delle Ginestre. The estate is owned by the Natalini family. They are historical and important winemakers in Montalcino.
Bruno Natalini is one of the family members. He is responsible for the production and the online sale of wine worldwide.
The total surface is about 100 hectares of which 5,5 hectares is used for wine production and 2.850 plants for olive oil production. The rest of the land is covered with forest.
Their philosophy is making high quality wines with the best grapes from the estate. The major wines produced are Brunello di Montalcino, Rosso di Montalcino and Toscano IGT.
Tenuta Pian delle Ginestre has also created a new line of wines dedicated to the famous Italian singer Vasco Rossi.
Blog “Virtual Brunello wine tasting”
I have hosted several virtual wine tastings but I can say that tasting Montalcino wines -virtually- with other tasters was a different and unforgettable experience. Join us!
“Everyone enjoyed it. We had a good chat and the time with Bruno was wonderful.”
Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
Brunello aging takes place in Slavonian oak, barrique and tonneaux (500 liters) for three years and 1 year in bottle before release.
Brunello di Montalcino is made exclusively from Sangiovese Grosso grapes. The harvest is in October. Tenuta Pian delle Ginestre produces about 6000 bottles of Brunello per year.
Characteristics: Ruby red colour. Mature berries, blackberry jam scents with tobacco and leather notes. Wide, soft, persistent on the palate, with great dark chocolate tannins expressions.
This wine is best enjoyed with food like red meat, game, wild boar based dishes and aged pecorino cheeses.
Rosso di Montalcino DOC
Brunello’s little brother – Rosso di Montalcino – is a wine with the same characteristics, made from the same grape Sangiovese Grosso. This wine ages in Slavonian oak and tonneaux (500 liter) for 18 months.
It is a young red wine that combines vivacity and freshness with an excellent structure. A top Italian wine!
Characteristics: Ruby red colour. Forest fruits and cherries. Soft and persistent on the palate with tannins expressions.
This wine perfectly matches with red meat, pasta dishes and pecorino cheeses.
Rosso Toscano IGT Alcinoo
The Rosso Toscano IGT Alcinoo is ruby red in appearance. The wine is well balanced with aromas of forest fruits and liquorice. This wine is made from 100% Sangiovese grapes.
Characteristics: A wonderful red wine with a spicy finish. This wine doesn’t need long aging. Alcinoo can be drunk young.
It is a great wine to pair with meat dishes, cheeses and also fish.
Rosso Toscano Birbante
The Rosso Toscano Birbante is a daily wine. It is a light wine that doesn’t age in wood barrels. The vinification takes place in stainless steel tanks. The wine is made from 100% Sangiovese grapes. About 20.000 bottles of Birbante are produced yearly.
Characteristics: A young red wine with hints of forest fruits in the nose. On the palate pleasant sensations of smooth tannins and acidity.
This wine pairs well with young cheeses, meat and fish dishes.
Montalcino is a lovely hilltop village in Tuscany completely encircled by fortified walls. You can walk around the castle and along the ramparts which offers a fantastic view over the valley.
This place is famous for the production of its prestigious Brunello di Montalcino wine. This wine is one of Italy’s best wines. Montalcino is worth visiting not only for the wine but also for its artistic and architectural beauty.