Wine Details

Ciacci Piccolomini Rosso di Montalcino Rossofonte DOC

The Rossofonte is produced from a careful manual selection of Estate-grown Sangiovese Grosso grapes, a serious wine that captures the essence of the Ciacci style. Though far from ordinary, this red is naturally more approachable than the Brunello, with fruity perfumes of wild cherries and ripe berries and balsamic notes of tobacco, cedar mint and lavender. Sensations of sweetness and acidity alternate in the mouth, to finish with fine, powdery tannins and spicy nuances of star anise and pink pepper.



Ciacci Piccolomini D'aragona


Rosso di Montalcino DOC


100% Sangiovese Grosso

Number of bottles produced:

5,000 bottles

Production area:

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


240-360 m

Age of vines:

15-20 years


Fermented in temperature controlled stainless steel and glass concrete vats


Aged for 12 months in 7.5 - 25 hl Slavonian oak barrels; further refinement in the bottle for at least 8 months

Alcohol content:



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



First vintage:




Recent press reviews


Ciacci Piccolomini Rosso di Montalcino Rossofonte DOC 2020

Falstaff Magazine (94)- "Luminous ruby red. The nose shows aromas of raspberries and currants with notes of plums, herbs, earth and dried flowers. Elegant, fruity, spicy and very long in the mouth, great Rosso di Montalcino."


Ciacci Piccolomini Rosso di Montalcino Rossofonte DOC 2020

Vinous Media (92)- "Darkly floral and broody yet captivating, the 2020 Rosso di Montalcino Rossofonte entices with depths of dried black cherry, cedary, exotic spice and a dusting of cocoa. This is pure elegance on the palate, with silken textures that usher in waves of ripe red and black fruit, all balanced by a core of mineral-tinged acidity. The 2020 finishes with a bitter tinge of sour wild berries and liquorice, tapering off with medium length and only lightly structured. This is a more immediate style for Rossofonte, yet one that I find quite attractive."


Ciacci Piccolomini Rosso di Montalcino Rossofonte DOC 2020

Wine Advocate (91)- "This is a terrific wine (at an affordable price point) that you can always count on when planning an informal dinner with family and friends. The Ciacci Piccolomini d'Aragona 2020 Rosso di Montalcino Rossofonte is bright and lively with pretty cherry fruit, raspberry and redcurrant. The aromas are lifted and bright, and the wine offers good textural tension along the way to pair with roast chicken, fajitas, grilled meats and more."