Wine Details

Ciacci Piccolomini Rosso di Montalcino DOC

Often considered the “younger sibling” to the more structured Brunello, the Rosso di Montalcino is also produced from 100% Sangiovese grapes. Red berries (raspberries, wild strawberries) with hints of flowers, citrus and spice on the nose open to a medium-bodied palate, with nice structure and fine tannins. Though the Rosso can age quite well, this red is immediately approachable, an enjoyable wine to drink now while the Brunello waits patiently in the cellar…

Region:

Producer:

Ciacci Piccolomini D'aragona

Varietal:

100% Sangiovese Grosso

Vineyard:

Vigne Iscritte All'Albo, subzone of Castenuovo dell'Abate

Aging:

Aged for 12 months in 20-85hl Slavonian oak barrels

Alcohol content:

14.5%

Age of vines:

10 years

Production:

40,000 bottles

Soil:

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

Average altitude:

240-360 m

Vinification:

Fermented in temperature controlled stainless and glass concrete vats

Harvest:

September

Bottling:

Aged in bottles for an at least an additional 3 months

Release:

December

Recent press reviews

92

Ciacci Piccolomini Rosso di Montalcino DOC 2018

Wine Enthusiast (92)- "Editor's choice. Vibrant and delicious, this textbook Rosso has enticing aromas of woodland berry, rose, tobacco and a whiff of eucalyptus. On the smooth, savory, polished tannins and bright acidity accompany succulent wild cherry, raspberry compote and licorice. Drink through 2023. "

91

Ciacci Piccolomini Rosso di Montalcino DOC 2018

James Suckling (91)- "A juicy, fruity red with pleasing plum and chocolate character and hints of orange peel. Medium body and light tannins that are soft and succulent. Drink now. "

90

Ciacci Piccolomini Rosso di Montalcino DOC 2018

Vinous Media (90)- "The 2018 Ciacci Rosso Rosso di Montalcino is intense from the get-go, showing sweet black cherries dipped in liquor, complicated by balsamic spices and savory herbs. On the palate, silky, almost creamy textures give way to polished ripe fruits and sweet spices, as pretty inner florals add lift to the experience. There’s a hint of orange citrus on the long finish, as the red fruits lean more to the blue end of the spectrum, along with a mix of residual acids and tannins. As fruit-forward and intense as this Rosso is, I can’t help but enjoy its extroverted yet balanced personality."