Ciacci Piccolomini d'Aragona Brunello di Montalcino 2015
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Straight from the heart of Tuscany we have the Ciacci Piccolomini d'Aragona Brunello di Montalcino. It will make your taste buds sing and get your creative culinary juices flowing. Give it a little more time in the bottle and then we recommend opening it with a pork loin stuffed with porcini mushrooms, dried apples, onion, kale and ground pork, all beautifully wrapped with prosciutto, with a porcini jus sauce. It's going to be heavenly.
James Suckling "Extremely perfumed and decadent with dried flowers and spices and fresh mushrooms. Cherries,too. Full body. Solid core of fruit, yet ever so fine tannins. Goes on for minutes. Such beautifully crafted tannins. Drink after 2021." Nov 2019
International Wine Review: "With a high sensorial profile, a red color in the color that gives immense pleasure thanks to the thousand shades in the glass. Delicate in the presence of rose petals, hibiscus flowers, lavender and dehydrated cherry. It is further enriched with citrus notes in the background. Medium-full body, tannins of imperial quality well extracted and tailored and a soft and enveloping finish that gives immediate pleasure. Better since 2021." Feb 2020
Robert Parker, Jr.'s Wine Advocate: "The Ciacci Piccolomini d'Aragona estate enjoys a beautiful and huge expanse of vineyards at the back of the Castelnuovo dell'Abate village, where the downward slope of the hamlet meets the Orcia River, which delineates the appellation border. The estate's 2015 Brunello di Montalcino offers lovely harmony and elegance. The wine's taste profile follows the soft contours and beautiful horizons that characterize this beautiful part of Tuscany. The mouthfeel is medium-weight but carefully balanced with just enough acidity to add brightness. It shows just enough backbone to guarantee staying power and longevity. That said, the tannins are carefully integrated into the delicate fiber of the wine. This is no doubt one of the most graceful Brunellos to emerge from the 2015 vintage. Drink 2021-2035." Jan 2020
Winery: "The aromas in the 2015 are intense, fruit-forward, spicy and floral with hints of red berry fruits enriched by delicate notes of baking spices. Warm, soft, and very well balanced on the palate; well structured with soft tannins and long aftertaste.
Our Brunello comes as a selection from our vineyards ranging from 240 to 360 meters above sea level. The wine is fermented in stainless steel and concrete vats before moving to Slavonian oak barrels for aging at least 24 months. We have held this wine to a perfect time for release now over 4 years past the harvest. This is a vintage that will be incredible for aging in the cellar for years to come."
|Aging||30 months in 20-75 hectoliter Slavonian oak barrels; 1 year further refining in barrel|
|Region||Brunello di Montalcino, Tuscany, Italy|
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