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 2015

James Suckling (100)- "The opulence of fruit and complexity of earth, meat, mushroom, and cedar is breathtaking. It's full-bodied, deep, and powerful with so much intensity and depth. Chewy and layered, it goes on for minutes. Give it even more time. Try after 2023."

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Ciacci Piccolomini Brunello di Montalcino Riserva Vigna di Pianrosso Santa Caterina d'Oro DOCG 2015

Wine Advocate (97)- "The 2015 Brunello di Montalcino Riserva Vigna di Pianrosso Santa Caterina d'Oro is a fine and delicate wine that cleverly delivers the intensity of the vintage but without the heaviness or the ripeness. This wine holds back, just enough, to affirm its poised balance in terms of fruit richness, texture and tannin structure. It shows symmetry throughout. Dark cherry fruit, cassis, plum, lavender, and campfire ash set the tone. The mouthfeel is thickly woven and generous. This special Riserva represents a 11,000-bottle production. "

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Ciacci Piccolomini Brunello di Montalcino Riserva Vigna di Pianrosso Santa Caterina d'Oro DOCG 2015

Vinous Media (92)- "The 2015 Brunello di Montalcino Vigna Pianrosso Santa Caterina d'Oro is nuanced with dark florals, hints of black cherry, mint leaf, and smoky minerals. With time, more baritone notes of tobacco come forward. It's velvety in the mouth, showing ripe red and black fruits, licorice and sweet herbal tones. Fine tannins settle in through the finale; yet they don't get in the way, as this tapers off to hints of dark chocolate and savory spice. "