x
  • Time

    06:35 AM
  • Wine average?

    98 Tb
  • Popularity ranking?

    256

History

As one of the founding fathers of Brunello di Montalcino, Pierluigi Talenti’s wines have resisted the trend of new wood and jammy extraction. Instead, they privilege great complexity over super extraction and terrific finesse over impact. Now under the hands of Riccardo Talenti, the estate has taken on some modernization that has improved the wines without upsetting the family style. The Pian di Conte estate has a wonderful site about 400 meters above sea level opposite the village of Sant'Angelo in Colle. Its vines, head-trained, face south-southwest and yield about a kilogramme and a half per plant. Thanks to this extremely low yield the Talenti label produces excellent wines with stunning regularity. 
 

Close

Vineyards

The Winery owns about 21 hectares of vineyard of which 16 ha are dedicated to Sangiovese vines from clones obtained by research in Tuscany. The plants which are cultivated in the area of Montalcino have been selected personally by Pierluigi Talenti himself. The resulting product has great character and personality. The remaining 5 hectares are planted with indigenous and international varieties, such as Colorino, Canaiolo and Syrah, Merlot and Cabernet.


The vines grow in a soil of medium density with rock fragments and is situated at an altitude of about 200 to 400 m a.s.l., an area very well suited for high-quality production, further backed by a micro-climate which particularly favours viticulture. Planting density goes from around 5000 plants/ha of the old vineyards, to up to 7000 plants/ha of the more recent ones, all trained with the spurred cord method.
The cultivation of olives, has a long tradition in Tuscany and has greatly influenced its landscape and culture. In the area of Montalcino this ancient farming culture has reached a particularly high quality level.


The Winery owns 4 ha with recently planted olive-trees intermingled with centennial plants which survived the severe frost of 1985. Varieties planted are Correggiolo and Moraiolo in the order of 400 plants per hectare. The fruits are collected by hand during the months of October and November, and by the next 36 hours they are delivered to the oil-mill. Here takes place the cold extraction in order to reduce the oxidation risk and to preserve the fresh and aromatic characteristics of our product.

Close

Winemaking

Since establishing his estate in 1980, Montalcino’s Piero Talenti has strived to craft Brunello that is approachable in its youth. But more than that, year in and year out, Talenti has shown the ability to deliver a dense wine that doesn’t require the extensive aging, but which will stand the test of time. While not a staunch traditionalist, Talenti resisted the trend of making international wines. Instead, Talenti’s wines demonstrate great complexity and finesse, rather than simple impact.  

Now in the hands of Riccardo Talenti, the estate has undergone some modernization to improved production without sacrificing the Talenti house style and its impeccable balance between structure and concentration.

Close
Incorrect Information
If you found some information that is wrong, let us know
UPGRADE MEMBER PLAN
Upgrade your membership now, it's quick and easy. We use PayPal, the world's largest payment system, it accepts all credit cards. Once you've chosen your membership level, you'll go directly to PayPal. You can cancel your membership at any time.
Thank you for your support!
 

Pro Member

 

Winemerchant Member

 

Winery Member

 

User

 

HOW TO USE TASTINGBOOK?

We recommend you to share few minutes for watching the following video instructions of how to use the Tastingbook. This can provide you a comprehensive understanding of all the features you can find from this unique service platform.

This video will help you get started



Taste wines with the Tastingbook


Create Your wine cellar on 'My Wines'



Explore Your tasted wines library



Administrate Your wine world in Your Profile



Type a message ...
Register to Tastingbook
Sign up now, it's quick and easy.
We use PayPal, the world's largest payment system, it accepts all credit cards.
Once you've chosen your membership level, you'll go directly to PayPal, where you can sign up for a free 7-day trial period. You can cancel your membership at any time. We wish you a rewarding journey to the world of Fine Wines.

Free 7 days Member trial

 

Member

 

Pro Member

 

Winemerchant Member

 

Winery Member

 

User

  Register