Wine Details

Ciacci Piccolomini Fabivs Sant' Antimo DOC

The FABIVS is made from 100% Syrah, one of the first pure Syrah wines in Montalcino. The name is dedicated to Fabivs de’Vecchis, the Montalcino bishop responsible for the construction of the Palazzo Piccolomini in 1672. Complex and persistent notes of currant, blackberry, plum and cherry are enriched by elegant aromas of tar, dark chocolate and spice. This full-bodied wine is warm and soft in the mouth with persistent, well-balanced tannins. A powerful wine that is exceptional any time, now or after some repose in the cellar.

Region:

Producer:

Ciacci Piccolomini D'aragona

Varietal:

100% Syrah

Vineyard:

Del Conte vineyard, which benefits from an excellent terroir and microclimate that are particularly suited for this varietal

Aging:

Aged for approx. 18 months in French oak

Alcohol content:

14.5%

Age of vines:

15-20 years

Production:

7,800 bottles

Soil:

Medium-grain soil with good level 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:

Early September

First vintage:

1998

Release:

November

Recent press reviews

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Ciacci Piccolomini Fabivs Sant' Antimo DOC 2016

Wine Advocate (92)- "A pure expression of Syrah, the Ciacci Piccolomini d'Aragona 2016 Sant'Antimo Fabius is an impressive expression of the grape. Syrah always tends to show opulent richness and succulence, and although you get that here, I'm also reminded of its Tuscan roots. It tends to be more compact and linear overall. This wine pulls in opposite directions, and that's what makes it most interesting. You will recognize those varietal characteristics for sure, but they are ultimately overridden by the wine's Tuscan identity. With 8,000 bottles made, this is a terrific value. "

92

Ciacci Piccolomini Fabivs Sant' Antimo DOC 2012

James Suckling (92)- "Lots of currant, blackberry and flower aromas follow through to a full body with tar, meat, dark-chocolate and spice character. Always an outstanding syrah. Drink or hold."

90

Ciacci Piccolomini Fabivs Sant' Antimo DOC 2012

Wine Spectator (90)- "Laced with cherry, strawberry and licorice flavors, this red is compact and almost chewy in texture, with a bright structure and a long, tobacco-tinged finish. Syrah. Drink now through 2020. 650 cases made."