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 2016

Wine Advocate (98)- "The Ciacci Piccolomini d'Aragona 2016 Brunello di Montalcino Pianrosso is a single-vineyard expression that draws its fruit from an 11.7-hectare parcel with moderately thick galestro soils with ancient marine material. This special site, awash under the brilliant light of a big, open sky, does indeed deliver a more pronounced mineral signature, with wild berry, rose and rosemary essence. This is a beautiful wine, taut and silky, with elegant tannins that will endure ambitious bottle aging."

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Ciacci Piccolomini Brunello di Montalcino Pianrosso DOCG 2016

James Suckling (98)- "Lots going on here with black plums, ripe cherries, cedar, smoke and cocoa on the nose. Ash, chocolate, crushed walnuts and some praline. Mushrooms. This has firm, ripe tannins and a full body. Flavorful and juicy finish. Very structured."

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Ciacci Piccolomini Brunello di Montalcino Pianrosso DOCG 2016

Vinous Media (94)- "Dark, rich and deeply alluring, the 2016 Brunello di Montalcino Pianrosso boasts a display of ripe black fruits encased in an air of crushed stone, sage and exotic spice. While velvety and almost creamy in texture, it finds harmony through juicy acids and a mix of ripe black cherry and plums. Hints of licorice and baker’s chocolate balance the Pianrosso’s salty minerality and fine-grained tannins through the long and dramatic finale. There’s beautiful symmetry here for a wine with such power. Place this in the cellar for ten years or more; but don’t make the mistake of not checking in from time to time, because I expect the 2016 to enjoy a long and open drinking window."