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2004 Agostina Pieri Italian (Tuscany) Red "Rosso di Montalcino"

Winery: Agostina Pieri

Vintage: 2004

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Rosso di Montalcino"

Wine Category: Italian (Tuscany) Red

Grape blend: 100% Sangiovese

Region: Rosso di Montalcino

State or country: Italy

Price: $24

Cases produced: 1,665

KWG Score: 89.3 (based on 3 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (93.99-90)

Review date: March 27, 2007

Wine Review: Rosso di Montalcino’s are considered baby Brunellos that are softer and juicier than their big brothers. This wine lives up to that description. Here is what I thought. This wine opens with a big sweet cherry pie bouquet. On the palate, this medium bodied wine is round, jammy, and a touch acidic. The cherry pie flavors explode on the mid-palate. This wine has a new world profile that is intense. The finish is quite dry and has noteworthy persistence and length. So as you can see, I liked this wine. I enjoyed it on its own. There are only 1,665 cases of this wine, so call your retailer now. Enjoy - Ken

Winemaker Notes: Not Available

Organic status: not organic

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