Agostina Pieri 2020 Rosso di Montalcino DOC

Agostina Pieri 2020 Rosso di Montalcino DOC

Item Number: 18137

UPC: 8-053013942074

Country: Italy
Region: Tuscany
Sub Region: Montalcino
Appellation/AVA: Rosso di Montalcino DOC
Estate Grown Wine: Yes
Vintage: 2020
Grape(s): 100% Sangiovese
Type: Wine - Red
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Pack: 12
Closure: Cork
Alc by Vol(%): 14.5
Soil Type: Galestro and lime-rich clay
Case Production: 1,700

Winemaking Notes: Work on this seven-hectare vineyard is done by the family. They do multiple leaf pickings and a green harvest. Fruit is 100% destemmed. Fermentation is done with indigenous yeast in stainless steel vats, and the malolactic fermentation takes place in oak. Wine is aged for 12 months in barrique (mostly second and third passage). Agostina Pieri Rosso di Montalcino is not fined or filtered before bottling. 

About the Estate: All of the estate’s vineyards are Brunello designated, including those used for the Rosso. This domaine that takes great pride in its Rosso di Montalcino, treating it with as much respect as their Brunello. Pieri is the only producer ever to earn Gambero Rosso’s prestigious Tre Bicchieri score for a "mere" Rosso di Montalcino. That wine, the 1995, caused a sensation with its amazing concentration and persistence— it easily outpaced most Brunello wines and set a new benchmark for the appellation. And, always looking to push his wines further, Francesco has been collaborating with Fabrizio Moltard since the 2002 vintage. Together, they aim to enhance the expressive sense of place that a unique vineyard, and unique appellation, can produce.


  • Vinous
    Rating: (10/1/2022)

    The 2020 Rosso di Montalcino lifts from the glass with a peppery mix of wild herbs and crushed black cherries. It's round with a burst of inner sweetness up front, yet also a dank minerality that takes over. Violet orals and rose tones linger through the nale, as this nishes with a licorice tinge.