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The May 2023 Auction: Part 4

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Auction Ends: 5/25/2023 6:00:00 PM PDT

Lot #866. Pian Dell' Orino Brunello di Montalcino Vigneti del Versante 2010

Description: Consists of 2 Magnums, 1.5L
Score: 97+ AG.
"The 2010 Brunello di Montalcino Vigneti del Versante is rich, powerful and explosive, with fabulous depth, heady aromatics and stunning balance. Sweet red cherry, pomegranate, rose petals, mint, white pepper and a hint of orange peel are some of the many notes that inform this gracious, utterly captivating Brunello. The high-toned aromatics and punchy fruit give the 2010 much of its sizzling energy. Delicate, powerful and finessed all at the same time, the Vigneti del Versante is one of the wines of the year. Jan Erbach and Caroline Pobitzer continue to turn out some of the most riveting wines in Montalcino. What Erbach and Pobitzer have accomplished at Pian dell'Orino in just a few years is truly remarkable. There is little question that this small estate within a stone's throw of Bondi Santi is now one of the top dozen or so estates in Montalcino. Non-interventionalist farming and hands off approach in the cellar are two of the key principles that inform these wines. More importantly, though, Erbach is one of the most openly self-critical winemakers in Montalcino. It is that incessant, relentless drive that has propelled Pian dell'Orino to its vaunted status among Montalcino's elite. For readers who haven't tasted these wines yet, the closest stylistic equivalent are estates like Soldera, Poggio di Sotto and Salicutti. I can't recommend these wines highly enough." Antonio Galloni, Vinous.com, Feb 2016
Provenance: The Avoriaz Cellar
Lot Location: Orange County
Estimate: $650

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