Jessica Pellegrini was blessed with an auspicious beginning for her inaugural release for 2010
was certainly one of the best vintages for Brunello di Montalcino in recent memory. While the year 2010 was a boon for the entire Montalcino zone, it’s no secret to anyone who understands Brunello that some terroirs are vastly superior to others in the region even though the DOCG still clumps them all together as Brunello without any further subclassification. If there is ever to be anything in Brunello considered a “grand cru,” the six hectares of Fattoria del Pino will surely be in the heart of it as the property sits surrounded by some of the best in the entire area such as Pertimali, il Marroneto, Baricci, Le Chiuse, Altesino Montosoli, and Valdicava. To quote Jancis Robinson, this area in the “far north of the Montalcino zone has long been a standard-bearer for Montalcino.”