2017 Brunello Drinking Great Now: 2017 Tenute Piccini Poggio Al Sale Brunello di Montalcino DOC

We think Wine Spectator summed Brunello di Montalcino up perfectly when the publication raved, "If you want to understand what great Italian wine is all about, buy a bottle of Brunello. No wine in Italy matches Tuscany's Brunello di Montalcino when it comes to class and age-ability."

The 2017 Tenute Piccini Poggio Al Sale Brunello di Montalcino DOC is a great Italian wine from a family that’s cared for vines for over 140 years. Starting with a small estate of little more than 17 acres of vineyards in 1882, Tenute Piccini has grown to over four estates, located in some of the most emblematic wine regions in all of Italy.

Montalcino is one of those emblematic wine regions. In fact, it’s one of the most suitable wine-growing regions in Italy. That’s why Brunello is such a prized wine for wine lovers and wine collectors. Is there any other place on earth that consistently grows quality Sangiovese grapes as well? We can’t think of one.

Tenute Piccini knows what to do with those quality grapes. The winery’s impressive pursuit of quality is what has led it to quickly become one of Tuscany’s favorite estates. Wine Enthusiast praises Piccini, saying it’s "one of the most dynamic and innovative wineries in Italy today.

Founder Angiolo Piccini passed down his philosophy to future generations: It doesn’t matter how much you do, but how much passion you put into what you do. Passion is the backbone of Tenute Piccini. Piccini’s passion for quality and authenticity has given the winery a name that is one of the best-known in Tuscany today.

One of the things we love about the 2017 Brunello vintage is its ability to drink now. This Brunello is harmonious and velvety on the palate. The vintage was not super tannic, the quality that often means great Brunello needs years of aging, even after release, to be enjoyable. The 2017s are enjoyable now, and they will also drink beautifully for years to come. With its already complex and evolved fullness, this wine is an ideal pairing with roasts and mature, strong cheeses. 

What makes this ready-to-drink Brunello even more special is its unbelievable value. BHW directly imports it so we can sell it to you for 38% off and the Lowest Price Anywhere. For under $40, this is a Brunello you can add to your cellar without breaking the bank.

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