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

100

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."

97

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

Wine Spectator (97)- "There’s a bright edge to this red, harnessing the cherry, strawberry, rosehip, mineral and tobacco flavors that build on the palate to a long finish. Displays terrific energy and balance, with an aftertaste that echoes both fruit and savory elements. Best from 2024 through 2050. "

97

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

Wine Enthusiast (97)- "Enticing aromas of ripe wild berry, iris, camphor and sunbaked soil take shape in the glass. Full in feel and enveloping, the smooth, delicious palate doles out juicy Marasca cherry, raspberry jam, licorice and tobacco while firm, velvety tannins provide support. It boasts concentration and structure but also balance, thanks to the fruit richness and freshness. Drink 2023–2030."