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Date Printed: 5/22/2015
Ciacci Piccolomini d'Aragona Brunello di Montalcino Pianrosso (1.5 Liter) 2006
Ciacci Piccolomini d'Aragona Brunello di Montalcino Pianrosso (1.5 Liter) 2006
(search item no. 117046)
collectible wine

James Suckling rating: 96 points
Wine Spectator rating: 95 points
PRICE ON 5/22/2015: $135.00

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2010 James Suckling rating: 98 points
2010 The Wine Advocate rating: 97 points
2010 Vinous / Antonio Galloni rating: 94 points
2008 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
2007 James Suckling rating: 96 points
2007 The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points
2007 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
1997 Wine Spectator rating: 97 points

Winemaker's Notes:

The Pianrosso vineyard is at an altitude between 1,148 and 1,574 feet above sea level. This single vineyard, old vines bottling is what Ciacci's outstanding reputation was built upon. Aged for more than 36 months in 20 to 62 hectoliter Slavonian oak barrels, followed by a minimum of 8 months of bottle refinement. A truly great value for a single vineyard Brunello.
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About Ciacci Piccolomini d'Aragona:

In 1985, Giuseppe Bianchini began his quest for quality. Moments after the passing of Countess Piccolomini, Giuseppe learned that he, the sole employee who passionately cared about her vines, inherited the vast Piccolomini wine estate. Evidence of his appreciation and commitment to the Piccolomini legend can be found in the glass – each wine is a tribute to the gracious Countess. Highly regarded palates consistently rank the Ciacci Piccolomini wines in the top 10th percentile – with good reason. Giuseppe believes his strict adherence to sustainable growing practices has significantly contributed to the vibrancy of fruit and the depth of complexity in his wines over the years. Without doubt, these wines speak of flawless quality and exhibit Tuscan typicity crafted in a modern style.