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 2016

Wine Advocate (95+)- "The 2016 Brunello di Montalcino (with 56,000 bottles made) shows bold cherry, spice, crushed stone and balsam herb that come together in seamless fashion. This estate has honed a unique style that becomes a common theme traced to each new vintage. I'd describe it as delicate but also succulent with a rich and almost pulpy quality of fruit. The wine is fueled by the golden light that hits this part of Tuscany in those last hours of the day. Here is a wine that shows spirit of place."

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Ciacci Piccolomini Brunello di Montalcino DOCG 2016

James Suckling (95)- "Lots of red and blue fruit to this, evolving into wet leaves, freshly turned soil and brewed tea. Light herbal notes. Sweet cherries, too. It's full bodied with silky, firm tannins. More minerality and tea notes on the finish. Elegant and driven."

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Ciacci Piccolomini Brunello di Montalcino DOCG 2016

Vinous Media (93)- "The 2016 Brunello di Montalcino from Ciacci Piccolomini d'Aragona places savory herbs, exotic spice and earth tones above ripeness of fruit. It’s decidedly dark and brooding on the nose, lifted by hints of fresh-picked mint and sage. There are depths of velvety textures in the mouth, offset by a tactile mix of tart wild berries, minerals and zesty acidity which adds vibrancy in spite of the tannic heft and primary intensity found here. The 2016 finishes with a monolithic feel, still wound up tightly in its youthful state but also promising many years of positive evolution in our cellars. This is gorgeous and a great value for age-worthy Brunello."