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

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Ciacci Piccolomini Rosso di Montalcino DOC 2020

Falstaff Magazine (92)- "Nose of fragrant raspberries and fine spice with a lingering finish of rose hips. Shows itself on the palate with great juiciness and delicate mellifluous, opens beautifully, accessible and drinkable."

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Ciacci Piccolomini Rosso di Montalcino DOC 2020

James Suckling (91)- "Sweet cherry and floral character with some orange-peel undertones. Light-to medium-bodied with firm tannins and a persistent, focused finish."

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Ciacci Piccolomini Rosso di Montalcino DOC 2020

Vinous Media (91)- "A pretty mix of crushed cherries, roses and sweet spice wafts up from the 2020 Rosso di Montalcino. This is a pure and lifted expression with pleasantly ripe red fruits that mix with sour citrus and savory herbal tones to create lovely contrasts. Its minerality comes forward through the licorice-tinged finale, along with a gentle grip of fine tannins that frame the experience quite nicely. Ciacci did a fantastic job with their 2020 Rosso."