Wine Details

Ciacci Piccolomini Brunello di Montalcino DOCG

Brunello di Montalcino is a classic expression of the Sangiovese Grosso grape from estate vineyards in the prestigious Val D’Orcia. This is an intensely perfumed and rich wine with dried flowers, red berry fruits and notes of spice and fresh mushrooms. Full-bodied, yet warm and soft, with a well-balanced palate, fine tannins and incredible length.

Region:

Producer:

Ciacci Piccolomini D'aragona

Varietal:

100% Sangiovese Grosso

Vineyard:

All estate fruit from Castelnuovo dell'Abate Subzone, including Pianrosso vineyard

Aging:

Aged approximately 3 years in 20-85 hl Slavonian oak barrels, transfer to stainless steel tanks 10 months before bottling

Alcohol content:

14.5%

Age of vines:

23-25 years

Production:

40,000 bottles

Soil:

Medium-grain soil with good level of marl, dating back to the Eocene period

Average altitude:

240-360 m

Vinification:

Fermented in temperature controlled stainless steel and glass concrete vats

Harvest:

September

Bottling:

Aged in bottles for an additional 6 months after fermentation, no filtration or clarifying

Release:

January

Recent press reviews

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Ciacci Piccolomini Brunello di Montalcino DOCG 2018

Gardini Notes (96)- "The ‘basis’ of Ciacci Piccolomini house, another excellence of this winery. Great tension to the nose, red currant, nuances of laurel and eucalyptus. Juiciness and tension to the palate, brackish tannins, fruity-balsamic return on the closure."

95

Ciacci Piccolomini Brunello di Montalcino DOCG 2018

James Suckling (95)- "Roasted herbs, walnuts, olives, dried cherries and balsamic on the nose with a touch of leather and sage. It’s full-bodied with firm, finely-knit tannins. Creamy and so well integrated with depth and class. Try after 2024."

97

Ciacci Piccolomini Brunello di Montalcino DOCG 2017

Wine Enthusiast (97)- "Editor's Choice - This delicious, bold red offers inviting aromas of fragrant blue flowers, spiced plum, forest floor and pipe tobacco. Full and enveloping in feel, it delivers a great depth of juicy black cherry, black raspberry, licorice and baking spice flavors framed in velvety tannins."