The Pinino wines are positively archetypal ambassodors of the Montalcino region: they are complex, elegant wines with a distinct, pronounced character, embossed by both, the juicy Sangioves grape and the meager soil. The special micro-climate and the different altitudes result in dense wines with mostly intense berry aromas. The deep red colour reflexes are also typical for the Tenuta Pinino wines.
Area under cultivation
16 hectares for wine production of Sangiovese Grosso in the classical Cordon cultivations system abiding by Montalcino tradition.
50 – 60 cwt grapes per hectare, approx. 20 percent below the allowed maximum production according to Brunello syndicate standards.
Tending the Vineyard
Pinino grape vines are exclusively tended to by hand and the grounds are mechanically treated. Plant density ranges from 3,300 to 5,000 grape vines per hectare and the grape vines are between 15 and 20 years old.
The vineyards are maintained in accordance with organic standards in order to both keep the grapes healthy and to preserve the environment. The application of pesticides is implemented at an absolute minimum. As necessary, primarily copper and sulfate are applied.
At the Pinino vineyards the grapes are still gathered by hand, using the traditional small boxes that have become a long-standing tradition in Montalcino. The selection and thinning out of the grapes is carried out in three systematic steps.
After a long alcoholic fermentation of 15-20 days on the mash, and after completion of the malolactic fermentation, the wine is filled either into large barrels of Slavonian oak (20 or 30 hl Garbelotto) or into French oak barriques (225l) from Taransaud, Remond and others.
The Brunello di Montalcino remains there for at least 24 months, and the Rosso di Montalcino for at least for 4 – 6 months.
Regular check-ups and analysis of the wine support the cellar master in his work. At Pinino, there is a strong emphasis on the perfect cleansing of the steel tanks, barrels and the cellar itself. Also, the wooden barrels are replaced frequently.