Fruity, floral, slightly toasty and spicy. The bouquet and palate are
reminiscent of fresh red berry fruit, coffee beans and green pepper. Warm,
soft and balanced with round tannins. Well structured with a persistent
Wine Spectator 88 points - Ciacci’s 2009 Rosso di Montalcino shows attractive plumpness in its bright red berries and sweet spices. This is a Rosso built on a core of generous fruit. Accordingly, it is best enjoyed on the young side. The juiciness of the fruit carries through nicely to the round, caressing finish. Anticipated maturity: 2011-2015.
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A fruity, medium-bodied red, with plum and tobacco character. Easygoing on the palate, with a hint of chocolate on the finish. Long and beautiful. Drink now. 3,300 cases made.
Fruit from the Vigne Iscritte all'Albo Vineyard. The vines are planted at an
elevation of 775-1,150 feet on medium grain soil, with good levels of marl
dating back to the Eocene period. The grapes were fermented in stainless
steel and glass-lined concrete vats. Aged 12 months in 20-85 hl Slavonian
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.