Rosso di Montalcino, Ciacci Piccolomini
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Rosso di Montalcino, Ciacci Piccolomini - 2020

Item # 18091 750mL

A cool, crisp expression of Sangiovese that exhibits bright berried fruit on the palate with classic spicy, floral aromatics and a nuance of coffee. This red is an excellent introduction to the Sangiovese grape.

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Staff Pick Notes

This wine is 100% Sangiovese and it's fermented in stainless steel and stored in temperature-controlled concrete vats. I tasted notes of red berries with gentle floral and a spicy finish supported by smooth tannins. Overall, it's a smooth wine showing beautifully the good qualities of the Sangiovese grape. The two owners, Paolo and Lucia, are continuing the legacy of their father, ensuring quality. They improved the quality of the cellars and their south facing vineyards are an example of organization and beauty! Tourists from around the world are coming all year long to visit their estate. They are located in a beautiful spot, a few miles from historical villages and gorgeous landscapes.


About the Producer

Montalcino, Tuscany, Italy The estate of Ciacci Piccolomini d’Aragona dates back to the 17th century. The oldest part of the property, the Palazzo or Palace, was erected by Montalcino’s Bishop in the mid-1600s. Over time, the Palazzo became property of the diocese of Montalcino, then eventually was purchased by the Countess Eva Bernini Cerretani in 1868. She, in turn sold the entire property to...

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Italy's most planted grape variety is at the heart of some of the most beloved wines in the country. Grown all over the region, but especially in Central Italy, Sangiovese is the only grape allowed in Brunello di Montalcino, and the main grape in Vino Nobile di Montepulciano, Chianti, and countless other delicious Italian blends. Sangiovese has shown itself in recent years to be an excellent complement to Cabernet Sauvignon in red Italian blends; this grape duo forms the basis of many of the...

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When you think of Tuscan wine, think of Sangiovese, the grape that is common to most great Tuscan reds (Vernaccia is the only white wine made here). Brunello di Montalcino, one of the most complex expressions of Sangiovese, has the best aging potential. Vino Nobile di Montepulciano shows the softer side of the grape, containing up to 20% of other varieties. Young Chianti often smells of fresh fruit and herbs, while Chianti Classico Riserva can be dark and brooding. The term “Super Tuscans”...

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