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Tenuta Celestino Pecci

Brunello di Montalcino


Classic Brunello from fine, smaller domain. The wine is seasoned with great vigor. Intense and sustained fruit. Very harmonious, well balanced and tasty with long taste and supple but firm tannins. The grapes are harvested by hand, peeled off, pressed gently and given 20 days of maceration and fermentation in a steel tank with temperature control. The wine stores in a combination of different sizes Slovenian oak barrels for 36-40 months and a further 6 months in bottles. In addition to the intense, rich fruit, the wine also has a freshness.


Klassisk Brunello fra fint, mindre domæne. Vinen er krydret med stor kraft. Intens og vedvarende frugt. Meget harmonisk, velbalanceret og velsmagende med lang smag og smidige men faste tanniner, der er med til at give en lang udviklingshorisont. Druerne høstes i hånden, afstilkes, presses blødt og får 20 dages maceration og gæring i ståltank med temperaturkontrol. Vinen lagrer i en kombination af forskellige størrelser fade af slovensk eg i 36-40 måneder og yderligere 6 måneder på flaske. Vinen har, foruden den intense, stofrige frugt, også en friskhed.


Country: Italy

Region: Toscany

Winery: Tenuta Celestino Pecci

Year: 2015

Type: Red

Grapes: Sangiovese

Alcohol: 14%

Aging: Oak barrels

Closure: Cork

Winemaking: Traditional



Celestino Pecci was born on a farm near Sant'Antimo in Montalcino. He should have worked in an office, but would rather go the wine route. In 1968, when the wine was not so well known and the land cheaper, he bought 40 hectares. in the highlands of the area north of Montalcino town, where Celestino and wife Idria have gradually built a fine reputation for Brunello by organic (but not certified) methods. Today, daughter Tiziana has taken the lead in the production.

Celestino Pecci er født på en gård nær Sant'Antimo i Montalcino. Han skulle på kontor, men ville hellere gå vinvejen. I 1968, da vinen ikke var så kendt og jorden billigere, købte han 40 ha. i den højtliggende del af området nord for Montalcino by, hvor Celestino og hustru Idria efterhånden har opbygget et fint ry for Brunello efter økologiske (men ikke certificerede) metoder. I dag har datteren Tiziana taget førertrøjen i produktionen.

General grape descriptions


Until relatively recently Sangiovese, Italy's most widely planted vine variety, was a grape in the wilderness. And whenever the name Sangiovese did appear on a label it was far from a guarantee of greatness. Rather the reverse. The most common wines that carried the name Sangiovese on the label were Sangiovese di Romagna, cheap Italian reds which were typically extremely light, pale, tart confections with little of interest to offer the wine lover.

Today, fine Sangiovese is an altogether nobler wine. It will be the product of much lower yields so that there is real concentration of colour and savour. As for the elusive flavour of pure Sangiovese, it ranges in a spectrum somewhere between mulberries, prunes, spice, tobacco, sometimes leather and chestnuts. It tends to be savoury rather than sweet, and if not fully ripe can smell distinctly farmyard-like.