Wine Details

Ciacci Piccolomini Brunello di Montalcino Pianrosso DOCG

The Pianrosso has always been the Estate’s most representative wine, a Cru Brunello crafted from the finest Sangiovese grapes grown in the vineyard of the same name, in the heart of the Val d’Orcia. An intense and complex, fruit-forward bouquet reveals ripe red berry fruits and a variety of spicy notes. Warm, soft and harmonious on the palate, pronounced tannins, acidity and a savory note bring balance to the wine. An elegant wine with great potential for additional aging in the cellar.

Region:

Producer:

Ciacci Piccolomini D'aragona

Varietal:

100% Sangiovese Grosso

Vineyard:

Pianrosso vineyard, Castelnuovo dell'Abate subzone

Aging:

Released only in the most exceptional vintages, aged approx. 3 years in 20-62 hl Slavonian oak barrels, transfer to stainless steel vats 10 months before bottling.

Alcohol content:

14.5%

Age of vines:

24-26 years

Production:

34,000 bottles

Soil:

Medium-grain soil with good levels 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 at least an additional 8 months after fermentation, no filtration or clarifying

Release:

January

Recent press reviews

97+

Ciacci Piccolomini Brunello di Montalcino Pianrosso DOCG 2018

Gardini Notes (97+)- "A certainty of the denomination for Bianchini family’s winery, located a few steps from Castelnuovo dell’Abate. Very faceted nose, red currant, then marjoram and iodine touches, such as taggiasche olives. The sip is juicy-brackish, with fruity-officinal return and very long persistence. "

97

Ciacci Piccolomini Brunello di Montalcino Pianrosso DOCG 2018

James Suckling (97)- "This is so complex, with lifting citrus and herb undertones to the blue and red berry fruit. Thyme, sage and lavender, with mocha and clove, too. Full-bodied, full of depth and intensity, with firm yet seamless tannins. Evolves to espresso. Balanced, powerful and very long. Try after 2025."

96

Ciacci Piccolomini Brunello di Montalcino Pianrosso DOCG 2017

Falstaff Magazine (96)- "Garnet red. Opened with markedly fragrant notes of fresh dark cherries, some rosehip and fine rose petals, amazingly fresh notes. Round and supple in the approach, opens with beautifully ripe fruit notes, well integrated tannins."