Medium ruby color; cherry, roasted tomato, potpourri, hibiscus on the nose; sour cherry, cranberry, strawberry, meat, balsamic, orange peel on the palate.
Dry; light, rounded tannins; medium acidity. Medium body. Blend of 60% sangiovese, 40% merlot. Certified organic. Aged six months in 25% in French oak tonneaux and 75% stainless steel, so relatively little oak influence. Aged six months in bottle before release. 13.5% ABV
Le Pianore is a certified organic farm recognized by the Italian Parks Authority as a Naturalistic Refuge. It is located on the slopes of Monte Amiata. The location is crossed by streams and the surrounding woods have abundant fauna. There is not much more information on the website. There are nice pictures and an engaging video, but nothing about the winery.
Le Pianore Tiniatus Montecucco Rosso DOC 2018 delivers sharp, sour cherry at first, smooths out with some air. Some rusticity, which is an interesting feature and not a fault in this effort. Savory notes significant in the mid-palate and frame much of the tasting experience. Pair with pasta dishes with meat and red sauces; lasagna; lamb; veal; rich beef; baked and rotisserie chicken; cured meats, including charcuterie board with aged Tuscan pecorino, parmigiano-reggiano, grana padano stravecchio, and aged asiago cheese. $34