Wine Spectator 89 points - Offering a mix of sweet black cherry, plum, chocolate and leather notes, this remains vibrant and long through the finish. 4,300 cases made.
(Oct 15 2015)
Mostly Sangiovese. Ruby red. Fruity, lightly herbal and enriched by hints of spices. This wine is ready for drinking, full bodied, quite soft and balanced. Food pairings: this is a very versatile wine and can match all courses of a meal, especially meat-based courses, salami and cheese
|The Ciacci Piccolomini dAragona estate, whose origins date back to the 17th century, produces some of Italys most highly regarded wines. In 1985, estate manager Giuseppe Bianchini inherited the property from Countess Elda Ciacci Piccolomini dAragona, who had no heirs. Today, his children, Paolo and Lucia Bianchini, continue making excellent Brunellos in the tradition of their father, who died in 2004. The 85 acre estate in the prized Castelnuovo dellAbate zone includes the famed Pianrosso site. The vineyards are located between Poggio dArna and the Orcia River on the southwest side of Montalcino at an altitude of 787 to 1,181 feet. Organic fertilizers are employed along with double pruning and green harvesting. The Bianchinis own three cellars the ancient Palazzo cellar, the main Molinello cellar and the Santo Stefano cellar, located in Montenero, which is used solely for production of their Montecucco DOC wine. The Ciacci wines all speak of flawless quality and exhibit Tuscan typicity crafted in a modern style.