In 1950, Zefiro Pieri fell in love with Montalcino and purchased the property of Piancornello, which consisted of a rural house dating back to the 1700s and the land surrounding it and started to plant his first Brunello vineyards. It is now run by the 4th generation of the family, winemaker Claudio Monaci and his wife Silvia Batazzi. They are a part of the Cru zone of Sesta, which is a leader in organic and biodynamic agriculture. As one of the original certified organic estates in Montalcino, Piancornello has always aimed to treat the land and the vines with the utmost respect. The vineyards thrive in Sesta, nestled on a plateau between Sant’ Angelo in Colle and Castenuovo dell’Abate, facing Val d’Orcia and Mount Amiata on the horizon. It consists of 20 hectares in an area characterized by a Mediterranean microclimate and steep hills rich in rocks and stones, producing wines of great character and balance.