Piancornello takes its name from a hilly place south of Montalcino.
The Pieri family acquired the first vineyard of Sangiovese in 1950, but initially sold the grapes to other producers.
The Piancornello label makes its debut in the nineties. In fact, Brunello Piancornello's first vintage is 1991 and from then on this brand has gained considerable success both in Italy and abroad, such as the 3 glasses conferred at Brunello 2006 or the 92 points awarded to Brunello 2008 by the magazine Wine Advocate.
The Piancornello vineyards enjoy a particularly happy location, south of the river Orcia, which reaches the Tyrrhenian Sea from Montalcino, creating a passage through which the healthy marine breeze is positively influenced by the microclimate of the vineyards. In fact, the hilly location, the volcanic soils and the typically Mediterranean climate create a perfect habitat for the vine and favor the production of a typical, structured and mineral Sangiovese.
Today, Piancornello can count on 10 hectares of vineyards, cultivated in a natural way, and a modern cellar, built a few years ago, which houses both fermenting steel tinks and traditional barrels and some barriques for aging.
Claudio Monaci, the owner of the company, is also the oenologist, and he cures all aspects of production in collaboration with his wife Silvia.