Brunello di Montalcino Pianrosso 2015
100 points, “All about harmony.” – James Suckling
Universally adored by the critics, Ciacci Piccolomini d’Aragona’s Brunello di Montalcino Pianrosso 2015 is something very special. Dare we say perfection?
This rich, dense and highly polished single-vineyard Sangiovese is throbbing with pure black cherry, tangy raspberry, leathery meat, dried herbs, salty liquorice, spices and tobacco. Matured for 36 months in Slavonian oak, it’s makes you feel as distinguished, sophisticated and focussed as slipping into bespoke tailoring. Consider pairing with game, roasts, rich ragù, wild mushrooms and truffles.
Ciacci Piccolomini d’Aragona have earned a permanent place in Brunello di Montalcino’s pantheon of greats. Critically acclaimed, organically farmed and state of the art, they are one of Italy’s most sought-after wine producers and their history is a truly incredible one. Although the property can trace its heritage back to the 17th Century, it’s the more recent bit that interests us. The estate came to be owned by the Ciacci family and Elda Ciacci married a count called Alberto Piccolomini d’Aragona, a descendant of one of the Popes. When she died in 1985, she left behind no heirs. To everybody’s surprise, she gifted the entire 220-hectare property to Giuseppe Bianchini – the farmer who had dedicated his life to managing its vines, olive groves, historic cellar and rolling Tuscan hills. It remains in his family – currently presided over by Paolo and Lucia – to this very day.
£9.07 per 100.00ml
SKU No.: 3335465
Style No.: 806159
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