Pain Dell Orino de classified a-lot of their juice from their Brunello di Montalcino bottling into their Rosso di Montalcino in 2016. The result is a great Rosso that drinks like a Brunello. The purity and balance of this wine is stunning, and it will out live many of its peers by a decade or more. Stellar juice at USA low pricing!
Wine Advocate (Monica Larner) 94 points! This wine will hit the market this October. The 2016 Rosso di Montalcino is a beauty with bright and crunchy fruit that is impossible to ignore. If a Rosso can taste so good, we have great things to look forward to when the 2016 Brunellos hit the market in under two years' time. From a farming point of view, 2016 was not as easy as the no-brainer 2015 growing season. This vintage had more rain and mildew-related issues. Some vineyard spots even saw damaging hail. Pian dell'Orino made more Rosso and IGT wine in 2016 to make up for these challenges. But the UV light and the luminous quality of 2016 sparked magical results, says Pian dell'Orino proprietor Jan Hendrik Erbach. The fruit is glossy, firm and pure.