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Brunello di Montalcino Ciacci Piccolomini d'Aragona 2012

External Review by WineExpress.com:

Ciacci Piccolomini d’Aragona estate has origins that date back to the 17th century. Located on the southeast slope of the municipality of Montalcino, set between Arna hill and the Orcia River, it offers a unique panorama with the beautiful contour of Mount Amiata in the background. With over 125 acres under vine, the soils are medium grain with good levels of marl, dating from the Eocene period. Facing south, the vineyards lie at altitudes between 700 and 1000 feet. A superb vintage, this 2012 aged more than 24 months in large Slavonian oak barrels, followed by over 8 months in the bottle. James Suckling scored this 94 points and Wine Enthusiast Magazine made this a Cellar Selection, scoring it 95 points they said "Dark spice, ripe berry, forest floor, Mediterranean brush and new leather aromas lead the nose on this powerfully structured wine. On the full-bodied palate, baking spice, licorice and pipe tobacco notes accent a juicy black cherry core while firm, velvety tannins provide the framework. Drink 2020–2030."

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Ciacci Piccolomini:
Ciacci Piccolomini d’Aragona is a wine that is produced in the Medieval town of Montalcino in Tuscany, Italy. The estate with its magnificent palazzo was originally built in the 16th century. The wine officially got its name In the mid-1900s, when Alberto Piccolomini d’Aragona wed Elda Ciacci, countess of the property who oversaw its winemaking operations. Giuseppe Bianchini inher... Read more
Ciacci Piccolomini d’Aragona is a wine that is produced in the Medieval town of Montalcino in Tuscany, Italy. The estate with its magnificent palazzo was originally built in the 16th century. The wine officially got its name In the mid-1900s, when Alberto Piccolomini d’Aragona wed Elda Ciacci, countess of the property who oversaw its winemaking operations. Giuseppe Bianchini inherited the estate in 1985, where he upheld traditions while updating techniques and operations. His children Paolo and Lucia now oversee production. These highly regarded wines are produced with organic and sustainable cultivation, preserving the truest expressions of the grapes.  Read less

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Source: WineExpress.com
03/16/2017

Ciacci Piccolomini d’Aragona estate has origins that date back to the 17th century. Located on the southeast slope of the municipality of Montalcino, set between Arna hill and the Orcia River, it offers a unique panorama with the beautiful contour of Mount Amiata in the background. With over 125 acres under vine, the soils are medium grain with good levels of marl, dating from the Eocene period. Facing south, the vineyards lie at altitudes between 700 and 1000 feet. A superb vintage, this 2012 aged more than 24 months in large Slavonian oak barrels, followed by over 8 months in the bottle. James Suckling scored this 94 points and Wine Enthusiast Magazine made this a Cellar Selection, scoring it 95 points they said "Dark spice, ripe berry, forest floor, Mediterranean brush and new leather aromas lead the nose on this powerfully structured wine. On the full-bodied palate, baking spice, licorice and pipe tobacco notes accent a juicy black cherry core while firm, velvety tannins provide the framework. Drink 2020–2030."



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