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.



Ciacci Piccolomini D'aragona


Brunello di Montalcino DOCG


100% Sangiovese Grosso

Number of bottles produced:

34,000 bottles

Production area:

Pianrosso vineyard, Castelnuovo dell'Abate subzone


240-360 m

Age of vines:

24-26 years


Fermented in temperature controlled stainless steel and glass concrete vats


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:



Medium-grain soil with good levels of marl, dating back to the Eocene period




Aged in bottles for at least an additional 8 months after fermentation, no filtration or clarifying



Recent press reviews


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. "


Ciacci Piccolomini Brunello di Montalcino Pianrosso DOCG 2018

James Suckling (97)- "Top 100 Wines of Italy 2022 - #54. 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. "


Ciacci Piccolomini Brunello di Montalcino Pianrosso DOCG 2018

Wine Advocate (96)- "A special single-vineyard wine with origins in one of the more remote, wild and beautiful corners of Montalcino, this is one of the true treats of the appellation. The 2018 Brunello di Montalcino “Pianrosso” opens to a medium-rich appearance and vibrant color saturation. Sangiovese can lose its color quickly, but it remains beautifully intact here. Sweet cherry, redcurrant, spice, blue flower, balsam herb and orange peel are neatly woven together to create this balanced wine. The Ciacci Piccolomini d'Aragona 2018 Brunello di Montalcino Pianrosso is definitely among my top 10 favorite wines from 2018, a challenging vintage that produced uneven results across the board. This estate expertly faced those difficulties to produce a stand-out wine."