Siro Pacenti

"Giancarlo Pacenti is the best winemaker in the appellation of Brunello di Montalcino. Everything is done in the best possible way and at the right time in his well-kept vineyards and the pristine small winery under his house. His Brunellos are usually a blend of different vineyards from both the south and north sides of the Montalcino hill, giving them great richness and structure as well as freshness. They are aged in French oak barrels yet show very little wood character, and their crystal clear style is one that ages extremely well. "

"Giancarlo Pacenti is by far the leading exponent of the modern school of Brunello di Montalcino. No other producer has succeeded in crafting wines of this much textural beauty and refinement." – Antonio Galloni

"Year after year, Siro Pacenti (run by the detailed-minded Giancarlo Pacenti) is one of the estates I most enjoy tasting during my annual trip to Montalcino. Talk about hitting the nail on the head."– Wine Advocate

Giancarlo Pacenti is one of the most progressive winemakers of Brunello di Montalcino. His fame has been steadily growing over the last two decades. Pacenti, who took over his family's estate in 1988, ages his wines entirely in barrique, with the aim of making clean, rich and intense wines. His fruit is sourced from two family-owned vineyards in very different areas of Montalcino: one to the northeast of the town, Pelagrilli, where the wines show great fragrance, silkiness and relatively soft tannins, and one in the hotter southwest area near Sant'Angelo in Colle, known for full-bodied, powerful, and structured wines. His 'Pelagrilli' Brunello, though a single vineyard, is his entry level cuvee, and one of the best values in all of Montalcino. Coming from slightly younger vines than Giancarlo's Brunello "Classico," the 'Pelagrilli' is a more approachable wine. His 2010 Brunello Riserva "PS" was awarded 97 points by James Suckling. Pacenti's bold style and commitment to excellence puts his wines among the best of Italy.

Farming Practice:Sustainable

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Siro Pacenti 'Vecche Vigne' Brunello di Montalcino 2011
97  James Suckling 
James Suckling 97 "A very muscular red with plum, blueberry, walnut and dried mushroom character on both the nose and palate. Full and chewy. Fabulous fruit and intensity. Amazing quality for the vintage. Wow. Better in 2017."  Vinous Media 95 "The 2011 Brunello di Montalcino Vecchie Vigne is
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Siro Pacenti Rosso di Montalcino 2015
About: 100% Sangiovese 15-25 year old vines. Harvest is completed by hand, followed by manual sorting and destemming. Fermentation occurs in stainless steel with temperature control. The wine is then aged for 12 months in French oak barriques  Giancarlo Pacenti is the best winemaker in the

Siro Pacenti Reserva 'PS' Brunello 2010
97  James Suckling 
Wine Advocate 97 "Only made in the best years, the 2010 Brunello di Montalcino Riserva PS is a phenomenal achievement. The wine was produced in 2006, 2007, 2010 and will also be released in 2012 and 2015. Fruit is sourced from across a five-hectare vineyard in the northern part of the appellation,

Siro Pacenti 'Pelagrilli' Brunello di Montalcino 2011
93  Vinous Media 
Vinous Media 93 "A captivating, radiant wine, the 2011 Brunello di Montalcino Pelagrilli offers striking depth and nuance. Sweet dark cherry, plum, smoke, licorice and tobacco all flesh out in the glass. The Pelagrilli is without question one of the best wines of the year. Crushed flowers, tobacco,

Siro Pacenti Rosso di Montalcino 2014
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93  James Suckling 
James Suckling 93 "A solid red with dried cherry, strawberry and lemon aromas and flavors. Full and rich. This is the best Rosso di Montalcino out there. Wonderful length and finesse. Drink now." - (October 29th, 2015)"  About: 100% Sangiovese 15-25 year old vines. Harvest is completed by hand,

Siro Pacenti Reserva 'PS' Brunello 2007
96  James Suckling 
Wine Advocate 95+ "Pacenti’s flagship bottling, the 2007 Brunello di Montalcino PS is striking. Sweet roses, red berries, cinnamon and dried flowers all mesh together in the glass. Sweet, layered and totally impeccable, Pacenti’s 2007 PS is one of the standouts of the year. It boasts stunning

Siro Pacenti 'Pelagrilli' Brunello di Montalcino 2010
96  James Suckling 
James Suckling 96 "Aromas of dark berry, stone, dried Chinese mushroom, and flowers. This is full bodied, with lots of ripe fruit and intense fruit. Layers of fruit and a long, long finish. Massive. Needs time to soften. - "   Vinous Media 95 "The 2010 Brunello di Montalcino Pelagrilli is one of

Siro Pacenti 'Vecche Vigne' Brunello di Montalcino 2010
100  James Suckling 
James Suckling 100 "Complex aromas of walnut, dark fruit, stone, oyster shell, chalk and dried fruits. This shows fabulous intensity and balance with layer upon layer of fruit and polished tannins. Builds on the palate. It goes on for minutes. Better in 2019. "  Vinous Media 93+ "Pacenti's

Siro Pacenti 'Pelagrilli' Brunello di Montalcino 2008
92  James Suckling 
James Suckling 92 " Clear aromas of plums, cherries and flowers follow through to a full body, with velvety tannins, fresh acidity and a clean bright finish. A modern and focused wine. Drink or hold. "  Vinous 92 " Bright, direct and focused, the 2008 Brunello di Montalcino Pelagrilli stands out

Siro Pacenti Rosso di Montalcino 2009
89  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 89 "The 2009 Rosso di Montalcino shows off tons of finesse and elegance in its plump fruit and juicy personality. The flavors build beautifully through to the rich, textured finish. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2019." ~ AG  " Since the 1995 vintage, Giancarlo Pacenti's Brunello has

Siro Pacenti 'Pelagrilli' Brunello di Montalcino 2007
92  Robert Parker 
Robert Parker 92 "The 2007 Brunello di Montalcino Pelagrilli is a pretty, supple wine that impresses for its soft texture and approachable personality. Sweet red cherries, crushed flowers, tobacco, herbs, licorice and spices are some of the notes that are woven throughout. The Pelagrilli is meant

Siro Pacenti Reserva 'PS' Brunello 2006
97  James Suckling 
Robert Parker 96 "The 2006 Brunello di Montalcino PS captures all of the promise I sensed when I first tasted it last year. Freshly cut flowers, bright fruit, licorice and spices play off each other as this fabulous Brunello shows off its considerable pedigree. The fruit takes on darker tonalities

Siro Pacenti Brunello di Montalcino 2007
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97  James Suckling 
James Suckling 97 "Aromas of blackberries and blueberries follow through to a full body and velvety tannins. This is so layered and deep. Fabulous texture - jamesuckling.com (Jan 2012)"  Wine Advocate 94+ "The 2007 Brunello di Montalcino wraps across the palate with layers of sweet red cherries,

Siro Pacenti Brunello di Montalcino 2006
96  Robert Parker 
Robert Parker 96 "The 2006 Brunello di Montalcino saturates the palate with deep layers of dark red fruit, violets, new leather and spices. The aromas and flavors grow beautifully with air, showing remarkable intensity all the way through to the expansive, textured finish. This is a brilliant

Siro Pacenti 'Vendemmia' Brunello di Montalcino 2004
97  Robert Parker 
Robert Parker 97 "The 2004 Brunello di Montalcino is a huge, dense wine that explodes from the glass with tar, smoke, earthiness black cherries and minerals. The wine possesses dazzling concentration and tons of richness, as waves of fruit coat the palate in stunning style. This big, dramatic

Siro Pacenti Rosso di Montalcino 2006
"These are quintessential Sangioveses that are wonderfully aromatic, opulently rich and powerfully structured. Giancarlo is considered to be one of the top Brunello pruducers. The Rosso, often considered the epitome of a "baby-Brunello", is ripe yet elegant, displaying notes of red currant and

Siro Pacenti Brunello di Montalcino 2001
97  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 97"Pure fruit here with lot of currant and berry. Full-bodied, with loads of fruit and velvety tannins. Long and delicious. Needs time. Best after 2009. 2,500 cases made. (JS)"

Siro Pacenti Brunello di Montalcino 2003
93  Wine Enthusiast 
Wine Enthusiast 93 "This wine sparked wide debate at the Brunello en primeur tasting because of its new, more streamlined style. Siro Pacentis 2004 Brunello is not the concentrated blackberry and chocolate fudge bomb of the past. It's still a meaty, layered wine laced with pretty layers of spice,