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Ciacci Piccolomini d'Aragona Brunello di Montalcino 2013

Member Review by TheKozars:

Nice Brunello. Enjoyed during a cold night of camping at temperature too low to fully appreciate its character. $54.95 VW

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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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Snooth User: TheKozars
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Vintage: 2006 12/26/2011

Nice Brunello. Enjoyed during a cold night of camping at temperature too low to fully appreciate its character. $54.95 VW


Snooth User: VegasOenophile
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4.00 5
Vintage: 2006 02/23/2013

Four glasses


External Reviews for Ciacci Piccolomini d'Aragona Brunello di Montalcino

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Vintage: 2012 03/01/2017

Vineyard: 16,54 Ha (40,87 acres) with soil of medium grain with good levels of marl dating to the Eocene period. The altitude of the vineyards varies from 240 to 360 meters above sea level. Grape varietal: 100% Sangiovese Fermentation and refinement: In stainless steel and glass concrete vats, temperature-controlled via cooling plates and jackets. Ageing: More than 24 months in 20-85 hl Slavonian oak barrels, followed by over 8 months of bottle refinement. Colour: Ruby red verging on garnet. Organoleptic characteristics: The bouquet is intense, fruit-forward, spicy and floral with hints of red berry fruits enriched by delicate spicy notes. Warm, soft and very well balanced on the palate; well structured with soft tannins and long aftertaste. Service: 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. Food pairings: Great companion to roasted and stewed game meat. Excellent with mature cheeses and traditional hand-made pasta featuring red meat and game ragout. Technical notes: Bottles are protected against counterfeiting by a hologram on the capsule. ** Only 12 in Stock **


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Vintage: 2012 03/20/2017

Vineyard: 16,54 Ha (40,87 acres) with soil of medium grain with good levels of marl dating to the Eocene period. The altitude of the vineyards varies from 240 to 360 meters above sea level. Grape varietal: 100% Sangiovese Fermentation and refinement: In stainless steel and glass concrete vats, temperature-controlled via cooling plates and jackets. Ageing: More than 24 months in 20-85 hl Slavonian oak barrels, followed by over 8 months of bottle refinement. Colour: Ruby red verging on garnet. Organoleptic characteristics: The bouquet is intense, fruit-forward, spicy and floral with hints of red berry fruits enriched by delicate spicy notes. Warm, soft and very well balanced on the palate; well structured with soft tannins and long aftertaste. Service: 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. Food pairings: Great companion to roasted and stewed game meat. Excellent with mature cheeses and traditional hand-made pasta featuring red meat and game ragout. Technical notes: Bottles are protected against counterfeiting by a hologram on the capsule. ** Only 11 in Stock **


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Vintage: 2012 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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Vintage: 2010 08/20/2015

Tight and sinewy, with eucalyptus, cherry, spice and tobacco flavors. The tannins lock this down for now, but the energy and balance persist, showing fine length. Best from 2018 through 2032. 4,166 cases made.


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Vintage: 2010 05/27/2015

The 2010 Brunello di Montalcino represents a return to the traditional values of Montalcino. The bouquet is buoyant and bright with lingering tones of smoke, ash, balsam herb, licorice and soy sauce. Those kinds of aromas make Brunello such a wonderful wine and thankfully you get them in abundance here. Dry mineral and brimstone also give the wine a sense of focus, sharpness and cleanliness that is very appealing. The close is long, fine and polished. I look forward to retasting this bottle five years from now.


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Vintage: 2010 05/27/2015

The 2010 Brunello di Montalcino is a great example of the Ciacci house style. Rich, layered and ample, the 2010 blossoms with notable depth and amplitude. This is a classic Brunello from Castelnuovo dell’Abate, where the wines are typically resonant and generous. Readers will find a gorgeous, highly expressive Brunello that will deliver considerable near and medium-term pleasure. Crushed flowers, tobacco and cherry pit add nuance on the soft, open finish. The 2010 spent two and a half years in barrel.


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Vintage: 2010 08/16/2016

The bouquet of this Brunello di Montalcino is intense, fruit-forward, spicy and floral with hints of red berry fruits enriched by delicate spicy notes. Warm, soft and very well balanced on the palate; structured with soft tannins and long aftertaste. Ideal companion of roasted and stewed meat, game and mature cheese. - Winery ** Only 5 in Stock **


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