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

97

Ciacci Piccolomini Brunello di Montalcino DOCG 2016

Wine Enthusiast (97)- "Red-berry, wild-rose, crushed mint and dark-spice aromas are front and center on this fragrant red. The full-bodied palate is concentrated but also boasts finesse, offering layers of raspberry jam, smooth licorice and tobacco alongside a backbone of enveloping, velvety tannins. You'll also detect the warmth of alcohol but the succulent fruit stands up to it. Drink 2024–2036."

96

Ciacci Piccolomini Brunello di Montalcino DOCG 2016

Falstaff Magazine (96)- "Wow, iconic expresses beauty and precision of execution in the notes of hibiscus, flowering geraniums, currant and pomegranate. The secondary matrix is ​​tinged with lemon blossom and mandarin peel. Medium-full body, soft and integrated tannins of excellent quality and a juicy and centered finish. Better from 2021."

95+

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."