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2010 Terre Del Principe Vigna Piancastelli
Terre Del Principe Vigna Piancastelli


 
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This wine takes its name from the vineyard of Manuela Piancastelli in Beneficio di Castel Campagnano, facing Mount Taburno. It began as a challenge to create a great wine for meditation using the grapes of Pallagrello Nero and Casavecchia. Every vintage the label is painted by a different artist, and in 2010 it was painted by Thomas Volpatti.

This wine is aged for 12 months in French oak barrels and 18 months in bottle. The color is a dark red with ruby reflections. On the nose there are dried plums, blackberrys, chocolate and black pepper flavors, made more sophisticated by very light oriental fragrances of incense. In the mouth, this wine is mellow and fresh, with the Casavecchias tannins balanced by the Pallagrello Nero and with a long lasting finish. It would work well next to rare beef. Gambero Rosso Tre Bicchieri Award Winner

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  1 of 1 people found the following review helpful:
 
Awesome! November 7, 2015
Reviewer: Anonymous Person from NY, NY  
Got this for our anniversary. We both loved it

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  3 of 3 people found the following review helpful:
 
Raison d'Etre April 1, 2014
Reviewer: Mark B from Chicago, IL United States  
My girlfriend and I were out at a local (Chicago) restaurant and the description of the 2008 vintage of this wine caught my eye.  Taking a chance, we ordered a bottle and found ourselves fighting for the last drop in the bottle.  This is truly a beautiful wine.

Earthy and spicy (touches of nutmeg and/or cinnamon) balanced with just enough fruit, robust but not obnoxiously overbearing.  It went well with our Italian meal, cheese and red meat.  The restaurant manager admitted that the Piancastelli was difficult to find.  This is the wine that led me to discover Etoneca Vino Nostro, one of the few if not the only consumer suppliers for this wine.  

I promptly ordered two bottles and was going to order another 6 bottles for my April birthday but they have just recently sold out this vintage.  Hoping very much that they pick up the 2008 as well.  I'm just glad Enoteca Vino Nostro has been able to provide a few other new favorites that can tie me over!

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