Piancornello is a winery born from the hard work of four generations of farmers, in a territory where Brunello, the village of Montalcino and a centuries-old history blend together. In 1950, Claudio’s great grandfather Zefiro acquired the property of Piancornello, which consisted of a rural house dating back to the 1700s and the land surrounding it, and started to plant the first Brunello vineyards here. In the years that followed, Claudio’s parents, Alfeo and Silvana, continued to cultivate these vineyards.
Living on their own land was, for them, an important value. Today, that tradition continues to live through Claudio, his wife Silvia and his two daughters.
Piancornello is located in the zone of Sesta, between Sant’ Angelo in Colle and Castenuovo dell’Abate, nestled on a plateau facing Val d’Orcia and Mount Amiata on the horizon. It covers a surface of around 20 hectares in an area characterized by a Mediterranean climate, steep hills and mineral rich soils. Such favorable conditions allow organic agriculture and the production of a genuine, elegant and generous Brunello di Montalcino that is inextricably bound to the territory where it is produced.
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 for this and future generations.