Earlier this month we received a bottle of Italian wine produced with 100 percent Sangiovese grapes.
Last week we opened and enjoyed this wine produced by Piccini located in the Chianti region of Italy. The Brunello di Montalcino 2009 DOCG was a dark ruby color produced from the Sangiovese grape variety. The aroma and taste offered hints of black cherry, licorice and baking spices. This 14 percent alcohol wine was aged in oak for 26 months. This is a good red wine for red wine lovers and Sangiovese enthusiasts.
Pairing suggestions include red meat, game or perhaps after dinner with an array of aged cheeses.
Piccini produces four wine labels according to the location of the vineyards. These labels include: Valiano, Tenuta Moraia, Villa Al Cortile and Piccini. The most recently added vineyard is Regio Cantina. Today Piccini manages 400 hectares (1,000 acres) of vines.
The 4th generation family currently operates Piccini winery, located in the Chianti region of Italy. They have been producing wine since 1882 when Angiolo Piccini and his wife Maria Teresa Totti began growing 17 hectares (7 acres) of vineyards and making wine.
Visit the Piccini website to discover the three recipes from Mama Piccini. The recipes are Tomato Jelly, Tuscan Meat Sauce and Peposo (Peppery Stew.) Each recipe has a suggested Piccini wine.
Looking to try a Piccini wine? The United States importer is Aveniu Brands. This importer also imports Piccini’s Piccini Chianti DOCG, Piccini Sasso Al Poggio, Piccini Chianti Classico and Piccini Brunello Riserva.
Have you tried a wine from Piccini yet?