Wine Details

Ciacci Piccolomini Brunello di Montalcino Riserva Vigna di Pianrosso Santa Caterina d'Oro DOCG

The Santa Catarina d’Oro Riserva is produced only in the finest vintages from a careful selection of grapes from the Pianrosso vineyard, followed by a lengthy aging period (3 years in barrel plus minimum one year in bottle). The result is a gorgeous, intense and complex wine with alluring ethereal aromas of sweet pipe tobacco, truffle, plum and eucalyptus. Smooth and full-bodied, yet elegant, with a savory, juicy palate, fresh acidity and enveloping tannins.

Region:

Producer:

Ciacci Piccolomini D'aragona

Varietal:

100% Sangiovese

Vineyard:

Only produced in the most exceptional vintages from single vineyard Pianrosso fruit, subzone of Castelnovo dell’Abate

Aging:

More than 3 years in 7.5 - 30 hl Slavonian oak barrels, followed by over 12 months of bottle ageing.

Alcohol content:

14.5%

Age of vines:

25-30 years

Production:

11,000 bottles

Soil:

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

Average altitude:

240-360 m

Vinification:

Fermented in stainless steel and glass concrete vats, temperature-controlled via cooling plates and jackets.

Harvest:

September

Release:

January

Colors:

Ruby red verging on garnet

Recent press reviews

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Ciacci Piccolomini Brunello di Montalcino Riserva Vigna di Pianrosso Santa Caterina d'Oro DOCG 2016

James Suckling (99)- "Top 100 wines of 2021 - #9, James Suckling: “Glorious aromas of flowers, nutmeg, dark berries, earth and black cherries follow through to a full body with ultra-fine tannins that are long and extremely polished. They go on for minutes. Reserved and shy still, due to its excellence. Give this four or five years to come around."

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Ciacci Piccolomini Brunello di Montalcino Riserva Vigna di Pianrosso Santa Caterina d'Oro DOCG 2016

Falstaff Magazine (98)- "Bright, rich garnet red. Very clear and intense nose, full of ripe raspberries, pickled cherries and some liquorice in the background. Plenty of ripe fruit on the palate, grippy tannins, firm intensity in the finish, with lingering notes of plums."

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Ciacci Piccolomini Brunello di Montalcino Riserva Vigna di Pianrosso Santa Caterina d'Oro DOCG 2016

Wine Spectator (98)- "Both fluid and concentrated at once, this exudes cherry, black currant, violet and mineral aromas and flavors. Saturated with ripe fruit, this has beautifully integrated acidity and tannins, with a racy profile that drives the superlong finish. The tannins flex their muscles at the end yet remain refined. Best from 2024 through 2042. 915 cases made, 400 cases imported. "