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Ciacci Piccolomini d'Aragona Rosso di Montalcino DOCG 2019
(Tuscany, Italy)

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About this Winery: 
Ciacci Piccolomini is one of the most sought-after producers in all of Italy. This ancient estate has 35 hectares of superior holdings in the prized Castelnuovo dell'Abate zone, including the 'Pianrosso' vineyard (meaning 'red field,' a reference to the iron rich soils).

This multifaceted wine is suited to day to day drinking, easily matched with all foods, full bodied thanks to the blend of the grapes used. The Sangiovese Grosso into this IGT comes from the youngest plots close to the vineyards dedicated to the production of Rosso di Montalcino DOC and Brunello di Montalcino DOCG.

Technical Data

Vineyard: located in soil of medium grain with good levels of marl, dating from the Eocene period at an altitude that ranges from 240 to 360 metres above sea level.
Grape varietal: mostly Sangiovese, Syrah, Merlot, and Cabernet Sauvignon.
Vinification: in stainless steel vats with temperature controlled through cooling jackets.
Refining: in concrete vats.
Colour: ruby red.
Organoleptic characteristics: fruity, lightly herbal and enriched by hints of spices. This wine is ready for drinking, full bodied, quite soft and balanced.
Service: serve at 18°C (64,4° F). Bottles should be kept in a horizontal position, far from light sources and protected from both extremes and changes in
Food pairings: this is a very versatile wine and can match all courses of a meal, especially meat-based courses, salami and cheese.

Ratings & Reviews

92 Points - Wine Enthusiast (2018 Vintage):
"Vibrant and delicious, this textbook Rosso has enticing aromas of woodland berry, rose, tobacco and a whiff of eucalyptus. On the smooth, savory palate, polished tannins and bright acidity accompany succulent wild cherry, raspberry compote and licorice. Drink through 2023." - Kerin O'Keefe (5/1/2020)

91 Points - James Suckling (2018 Vintage):
"A juicy, fruity red with pleasing plum and chocolate character and hints of orange peel. Medium body and light tannins that are soft and succulent. Drink now." (7/1/2021)

90 Points - Decanter Magazine (2018 Vintage):

"The Ciacci Piccolomini d’Aragona estate near the medieval village of Castelnuovo dell’Abate traces its roots back to the 17th century. A crowd-pleasing summer red; light-bodied but with plenty of character. Aged in Slavonian oak, it's packed with cherry fruit, savoury notes, floral hints, black spices and leather. Rounded tannins, good balance and freshness, with a long finish." - Julie Sheppard (2/5/2021)

90 Points - Vinous Media (2018 Vintage):
"The 2018 Ciacci Rosso Rosso di Montalcino is intense from the get-go, showing sweet black cherries dipped in liquor, complicated by balsamic spices and savory herbs. On the palate, silky, almost creamy textures give way to polished ripe fruits and sweet spices, as pretty inner florals add lift to the experience. There’s a hint of orange citrus on the long finish, as the red fruits lean more to the blue end of the spectrum, along with a mix of residual acids and tannins. As fruit-forward and intense as this Rosso is, I can’t help but enjoy its extroverted yet balanced personality." - Eric Guido (5/2020)