The Agostina Pieri winery is located in Località Piancornello, in the hamlet of Castelnuovo dell’Abate. It was founded in 1991 by Agostina Pieri and her two sons, Francesco and Giacopo Monaci. Agostina was able to create her estate when her winemaking father, Alessandro Pieri, divided his estate among his three children. Consulting oenologist Fabrizio Moltard was hired in 2002 to further elevate the quality of the wines. Today the small family run winery produces wines designated as Rosso di Montalcino, Brunello di Montalcino, and Sant’Antimo. A unique trait of Agostina Pieri is the focus on producing high quality Rosso di Montalcino. Considered second rate by many wineries, Agostina takes great pride in her Rosso. It is in fact the only Rosso di Montalcino to be awarded Tre Bicchieri by Gambero Rosso.
“Francesco Monaci’s steep, south-facing vineyards look toward the coastal region of Maremma. Given the balmy subregion and warm vintage, the 2015 manages to retain freshness. This is all sweet herbs: basil, tomato blossom and mint come in waves like the region’s summer breezes. It’s very full and fruit-laden on the palate, yet underneath the plush plum there is an appealing salty edge, and the oak is well-integrated.” – Decanter Magazine