Montalcino is a wonderful village in the province of Siena, in the heart of Tuscany, surrounded by a natural, fascinating, unspoilt, old-time landscape. Visiting Montalcino is rich in charm, in a magic union between man and nature.
Life in Montalcino, ever since devoted to woods and fields work, is marked by the graded stream of country works The best image of Montalcino is certainly connected with the most precious fruits of its earth, hard but, at the same time, generous: "WINE"
Pian delle Querci stretches for 50 hectares, 8.5 of which planted with vineyards,6 of which with Brunello D.O.C.G. (with a yearly production of 38,000 bottles) and 2 hectares with Rosso di Montalcino D.O.C. (with a yearly production of 14,000 bottles and the left over 0.5 hectares with Santantimo (with a yearly production of 4,000 bottles).
The vine-growing is at low (70 centimetres) spurred row, got through short pruning, at two buds, of an unstable number of vine-stock spurs, which allows to obtain a low yield per hectare, as stated in Brunello production regulation.
Pian delle Querci is a family concern with a very experienced vine-dresser like Vittorio Pinti. In the cellar no kind of leaven is used, the controlled fermentations are very long and made in stainless steel vats, then wine is put in 50 hectolitre barrels in oak from Slavonia.
Our wine is the result of what the earth of this area can give. Pian delle Querci is situated on the hills near Montalcino and grows its vineyards in a mixed clay soil, very rich in loam skeletal, at an average height of 250 metres above sea level.