Ciacci Piccolomini d’Aragona, Brunello di Montalcino, 2014
Region: Brunello di Montalcino, Tuscany, Italy
Bottle size: 75cl
WA: 92+ points
The bouquet is intense, fruit-forward, spicy and floral with hints of red berry fruits enriched by delicate spicy notes. Warm, soft and very well balanced on the palate; well structured with soft tannins and long aftertaste. Great companion to roasted and stewed game meat. Excellent with mature cheeses and traditional hand-made pasta featuring red meat and game ragout.
Located in the south east of the Montalcino region close to the beautiful medieval village of Castelnuovo dell’Abate, the estate of Ciacci Piccolomini d’Aragona can trace its roots back to the 17th century. They have a total holding of 220 hectares of the rolling Tuscan hills bordered by the Orcia River which helps moderate the temperature of this hot dry part of the region. 16,54 Ha located in soil of medium grain with good levels of marl dating to the Eocene period. The altitude of the vineyard varies from 240 to 360 meters above sea level. Fermentation occurs in temperature-controlled stainless steel and glass concrete vats. Ageing takes place in 20-75 Hl Slavonian oak barrels for more than 24 months, followed by over 8 months of bottle refinement.