Pian de’ Guardi

How not to describe our most representative wine… ..the “Pian de ‘Guardi” ….. a pure Sangiovese produced by a drying process of the grapes.

The particular method of production of this wine was born at the end of the 90s ….. it is incredible how the climate has changed because at the beginning  the ripening of the grapes in Dicomano arrived in the  late October and   molds often attacked the fruit , that’s why  we had the idea to dry the grapes as in Valpolicella do for making  Amarone …  it was just a matter to start harvesting few days in advance and to subject them to a light drying ….. the result was immediately fantastic, as through this natural “concentration” the Sangiovese reveals itself with power and high expressions. The quality of Piandeguardi has been immidiately appreciated by the clients so we have been able  to obtain prestigious international awards with that magnificent wine.

Description

Classification: Tuscany – Typical Geographic Indications


Varieties: 100% Sangiovese


Alchool Level: 14% Vol.


Altitude: 350 metres above sea level


Characteristics Of The Soil: Rich clayey soil which guarantees high hydric retention


Yield Per Hectare: An average production of 40 quintals


Visual Considerations: Red ruby colour with garnet shades with a good coloured and concentrateci intensity. It also shows a visual consistency


Fragrance Considerations: Intense and persistent it shows a variegated and a rich presence of intense scents of ripe fruit and preserves of wild fruit berries together with a typical recall of ripe cherries. A floral evolution of coloured flowers of pour-pourry can be verified together with a fine trace of scented spices ranging from vanilla, cinnamon cloves to other spices.


Flavour Considerations: Full bodied with a taste structure that is modulateci by a fine presence of acidity and sweet tannin. The aftertaste is persistent denoting a fine harmony between fragrance and taste. In its complexity it is a harmonious wine.


Vinification: Harvesting is clone by hand after a very attentive choice of the grapes in the vineyard. The grapes are then placed in small crates and placed in a special room for a short flash period which consents in obtaining grapes containing a high concentration of polyphenol together with a high grade of sugar.
The grapes are then destemmed, pressed and vinificateci using a delicate technique of processing. The maceration takes place in stainless steel vats and is periodically amalgamateci so as to obtain the best of colour and aroma.
During this period that lasts 25 days the wine terminates its alcoholic fermentation at 28°. The wine is then transferred into new French oak barriques (Allier and Troncaise) for approximately twelve months. This is where the malo-lactic fermentation terminates

Food Combination:
A very compelling wine with a sturdy structure – recommended for important occasions, appreciates accompaniment to rich traditional dishes and very tasty second servings.
How To Serve:
Open the bottle at least 20 minutes before drinking and serve at a temperature of 18/20°.


PREMI E RECENSIONI:

  1. E.V. Veronelli Wine Joumal: vintage 2002 – 90 points out of 100
  2. Decanter Wine Joumal: vintage 2001 – 4 stairs out of 5
  3. Espresso Wine Guide: vintage 2001 – 15 points out of 17
  4. Veronelli Wine Guide: vintage 2002 – 86 points out of 100
  5. Wine Spectator: vintage 2003 – 88 points out of 100
  6. Veronelli Wine Guide: vintage 2003 – 89 points out of 100
  7. The Wine Advocate ofRobert Parker: vintage 2001 90 points out of 100
  8. Espresso Wine Guide 2007: vintage 2004 15 points out of 20
  9. Espresso Wine Guide 2010: vintage 2005 16 points out of 20
  10. Intemational Wine Challenge 2010 the most important wine challenge in the world, Pian dé Guardi 2004 has received the Silver Medal.
  11. Espresso Wine Guide 2011: vintage 2006 18 points out 20.

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