Story of the Wine:
Although wine production around the town of Montalcino was recorded in the Middle Ages it was not until the late 19th century that it began to develop a reputation for high quality. It was not until the 1960’s that the area became established as producing one of Italy’s great wines. Founded in 1874, the re-invigoration of Pinino has begun in 2004 with the new owners Austrians Hannes and Andrea Gamon and Spaniards Max and Silvia Hernandez, with the support of the oenologist Paolo Vaggagini. They had been successful in the fashion retail business and now turned to making wine. The estate is small, 16ha, only, but its wines have created an enormous impact winning high scores and accolades. The vineyards are in a natural amphitheatre of undulating south facing slopes. Cupio is Pinino’s lighter and easier drinking Brunello and is Latin for desire or long for.
Grape(s): 100% Sangiovese
Area: From the estates vineyards north of Montalcino
The Pinino estate has broken on to the Montalcino scene with a bang amid many plaudits – tasting the wine this comes as no surprise. A deliciously firm flavoured nose with touches of tobacco is balanced by a richly textured palate with berry fruit tones and a lingering finish.
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