Wine Details

Ciacci Piccolomini 385 Toscana Rosso IGT

385 IGT Toscana Rosso is a wine of quality, with fresh and fragrant expressions of rich, ripe fruit, characteristic of wines that appeal to today's young wine lovers. Though the wine's roots run deep in the region's history and the blend is based on Tuscany's most representative grape, Sangiovese, 385 is given a more "modern" cut with the addition of Merlot, Ciliegiolo and Syrah. This melding of two important wine regions combined with the experience and expertise of internationally renowned oenologist Maurizio Castelli and technical managers Alex Bianchini (Ciacci Piccolomini) and Paolo Rivella (Tenuta Fertuna), results in a wine that can bear witness to its origins, expressing great structure and character, without being dependent on the stereotypes of excessive alcohol and concentration often attributed to Tuscan wines.

Region:

Producer:

Ciacci Piccolomini D'aragona

Varietal:

60% Sangiovese 20% Merlot 10% Syrah 10% Ciliegiolo

Vineyard:

Maremma, in the municipality of Gavorrano and Castelnuovo dell'Abate Val D'Orcia

Aging:

In bottle for 3 months at Tenuta Fertuna

Alcohol content:

14.0%

Age of vines:

5-15 years

Production:

5,000 bottles

Soil:

Medium-textured heterogeneous soils, shistose and alluvial clay, rich in stony skeleton and carbonates

Training:

Guyot and spurred cordon

Average altitude:

240-360 m

Vinification:

Maceration on the skins and malolactic fermentation in stainless steel

Harvest:

September

First vintage:

2016

Release:

May-June

Recent press reviews

91

Ciacci Piccolomini 385 Toscana Rosso IGT 2016

James Suckling (91)- "A very refined texture to this red with cherry, orange-peel and walnut character. It’s medium-bodied with a lovely balance of fruit and ripe tannins. So fine and beautiful. Drink or hold."