Ciacci Piccolomini - Brunello Di Montalcino Pianrosso Magnum 2010
Vino Grandi Formati/Red Wine
At least 24 months
The origins of the Ciacci Piccolomini d'Aragona estate goes back to the 17th century. The oldest part of the property is the Palazzo (it means Palace), erected by Montalcino's Bishop, Fabius de' Vecchis, Abbot of S. Antimo Abbey. Over the course of time, the Palazzo became property of the Montalcino diocese and was auctioned accordin to italian law regardinh ecclesiastic property. The Palazzo and its lands were purchased by the countess Eva Bernini Cerretani on september 16th 1868.
On december 31st 1877 the countess Cerretani sold the entire property to Francesco Ciacci, head of a Cestelnuovo-based family. In the mid 1900s, the so-called "Palazzo del Vescovo" became known as Palazzo Ciacci Piccolomini d'Aragona after the marriage between count Alberto Piccolomini d'Aragona, a direct descendent of enea Silvio Piccolomini (Pope Pius II), and Elda Ciacci.
In the 1985, in the absence of direct successors, the property was inherited by Giuseppe Bianchini. He and his family took residence in the Palazzo, the Headquarters for the agricultural estate. They uphold the Heritage of the property and, with determination and pride, maintain the traditions and culture that are part and parcel of the estate.
Giuseppe, an extrovert wine man, sadly passed away in february 2004, leaving a hude loss and an immense series of projechts for his chindren to accomplish. Paolo and Lucia, who already flanked him in the estate management, are now at the helm of the Tenuta Ciacci Piccolomini d'Aragona.
|Ageing and Fining||In stainless steel containers and glass concrete vats with temperature controlled through cooling jackets and plates immersion. Aging in oak casks for 20 to 85 Hl for about three years, followed by a bottle aging more than 4 months|
|Ageing||At least 24 months|
|Color||Ruby red tending to garnet.|
|Aroma||Intense perfume, ample and complex. Fruity, spicy, sometimes ethereal: the notes of ripe fruit red berry blend harmoniously with many spicy notes|
|Aroma||balsamic, Vegetal, Floral, Fruity, Spicy, Burnt|
|Taste||Taste is warm, harmonious with pronounced but soft tannins; a full-bodied wine with a long taste-olfactory it still evolves in a long bottle aging.|
|Serving temperature||16°-18° C.|
|Blend description||Sangiovese 100%|
|Matching||Roast, Braised meat, Goat, Red meat, Roasted red meat, Red meat stew, Grilled meat, Kill, Game, Stew, Pork shank, Cured cheeses|
|Ideal with||Meat Red, Meat White, Cured cheeses|
|Classification||Brunello Di Montalcino DOCG|