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

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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."

95

Ciacci Piccolomini Brunello di Montalcino Pianrosso DOCG 2017

Wine Enthusiast (95)- "This full-bodied red starts off with aromas of leather, forest floor and camphor. Enveloping and structured, the palate shows a weightless concentration, featuring dried cherry, licorice, tobacco and a hint of orange zest framed in velvety tannins."

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Ciacci Piccolomini Brunello di Montalcino Pianrosso DOCG 2017

Wine Advocate (94)- "Shows nice balance and elegance, and it definitely shows the deft hand of the winemaking team in what was not an easy vintage by any stretch. This pretty wine delivers lots of fresh cherry and wild rose, with ferrous earthy, licorice and grilled herb; I also get bay leaf and rosemary sprig. Like the annata 2017 Brunello produced by this estate, the single-vineyard Brunello Pianrosso is distinguished by a sweet cherry note that accompanies the wine from start to finish. Paolo Bianchini and his family shared the same frustrations as other top producers in the appellation regarding the hot and dry 2017 vintage. Thankfully, the Ciacci Piccolomini d'Aragona estate is located in a rather cool location with south-facing vines and well-draining galestro soils on the back side of Castelbuovo dell'Abate. I always like to think of this tiny hilltop hamlet as the place where the day's sunbeams shine in Montalcino before sunset. This estate is certified for organic farming."