Ciacci Piccolomini d'Aragona, Brunello di Montalcino Pianrosso 2010
Get to know: Ciacci Piccolomini d'Aragona, Brunello di Montalcino Pianrosso 2010
The bouquet is intense, complex, fruit-forward and spicy with hints or ripe red berry fruits enriched by various spicy notes. Warm, soft and harmonic on the palate. Great balance among pronounced tannins, acidity and savouriness. This elegant wine is in great condition and is drinking well now.
Best decanted for at least an hour before serving. Great companion of stewed and roasted meat and game (such as hare, pheasant and wild boar). Excellent with mature cheeses.
The estate has origins that date back to the 17th century and it still keeps its historical heritage in a building called “Palazzo” (Palace) that was built by Fabivs de' Vecchis, Bishop of Montalcino and Abbot of Sant’Antimo Abbey. Today Paolo Bianchini is co-owner with his sister Lucia, and works as wine producer and winemaker as they continue to increase production with passion both job and philosophy transmitted directly from his father Giuseppe.
Both wines Brunello di Montalcino DOCG “Pianrosso” and Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Riserva “Vigna di Pianrosso” Santa Caterina d’Oro are coming from a careful selection of grapes of the single vineyard, the eldest and the most representative.
The Pianrosso vineyard covers 11,69 hectares (29,22 acres). The soil is medium grain with good levels of marl, dating from the Eocene period. The altitude of this large vineyard varies from 240 to 360 metres above sea level. Roughly 36 months in 20 - 62 hl Slavonian oak barrels, followed by over 8 months of bottle refinement.
Open an hour before pouring and serve at 18°C (64,4° F) in large crystal glasses. Bottles should be kept in a horizontal position, far from light sources and protected from both extremes and changes in temperature.