Fruit-Forward & Powerful: 2014 Siro Pacenti Pelagrilli Brunello di Montalcino
Siro Pacenti is a pioneer in the modernized style of Brunello. They're not the storied estate that Biondi-Santi is; however, they're one of the most decorated estates in Montalcino and deserve to be held in similar regard.
"Giancarlo Pacenti is by far the leading exponent of the modern school of Brunello di Montalcino. No other producer has succeeded in crafting wines with this much textural beauty and refinement" ~Antonio Galloni.
Pacenti's wines are distinct, highlighting Sangiovese Grosso's fruit and power. Their Brunellos begin to express their entire mystique a few years after release. The 2014 Siro Pacenti Pelagrilli Brunello di Montalcino is beginning to show its full character and will continually improve over the next 10 years.
Eight years after the harvest, the singular quality that defines Pacenti is finally conceivable. The palate is finely structured with tight-knit tannins and layered flavors of cacao, dried herbs, and black cherries.
How does Pacenti achieve such powerful and concentrated wines? Through winemaker–Giancarlo Pacenti's–perfectionist lens and meticulous detail in every part of the winemaking process.
"Giancarlo Pacenti is the best winemaker in the appellation of Brunello di Montalcino. Everything is done in the best possible way and at the right time in his well-kept vineyards and the pristine small winery under his house" ~Antonio Galloni
I first tasted the 2014 Pelagrilli two weeks ago alongside the 2017 Pelagrillli and Vecchie Vigne. It was immediately apparent which wine was the most enjoyable, the 2014 Pelagrilli Brunello. The additional time in bottle has really allowed this wine to achieve its full potential.
"Year after year, Siro Pacenti (run by the detailed-minded Giancarlo Pacenti) is one of the estates I most enjoy tasting during my annual trip to Montalcino. Talk about hitting the nail on the head." ~Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
Brunello's of this stature–aged and entering their prime–are rarely obtainable at this price. It's time to add one of Brunello's most icon estates to your collection.