James Suckling 96 points - A mix of cherry, strawberry, earth, iron and dried beef aromas and flavors make this complex in a lighter style. Balanced between the fruit, moderate acidity and tannins. Very elegant. Best from 2014 through 2028.—B.S.
2007 CIACCI BRUNELLO DI MONTALCINO PIANROSSO
"Complex aromas of red fruits, flowers and fresh mushrooms follow through to a full body, with ultra-fine tannins and intense fruit and bright acidity. Goes on for a long, long time. So juicy and fruity. Hints of bitter lemon rind. Give this two or three years more of bottle age." James Suckling 96 points Drink 2015+
Rank #9 Wine Spectator Top 100
|The Ciacci Piccolomini d’Aragona estate, whose origins date back to the 17th
century, produces some of Italy’s most highly regarded wines. In 1985, estate
manager Giuseppe Bianchini inherited the property from Countess Elda Ciacci
Piccolomini d’Aragona, 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 dell’Abate zone includes the famed Pianrosso site. The vineyards are located between Poggio d’Arna and the Orcia River on the southwest side of Montalcino at an altitude of 240 to 360 meters. Organic fertilizers are employed along with double pruning and green harvesting. The Bianchini’s own three cellars – the ancient Palzzo 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.