Ciacci Piccolomini d'Aragona Brunello di Montalcino Pianrosso 2016 - Bottle Shop of Spring Lake
Ciacci Piccolomini d'Aragona Brunello di Montalcino Pianrosso 2016
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Ciacci Piccolomini d'Aragona Brunello di Montalcino Pianrosso 2016

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750ml
$99.99

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'Pianrosso' Brunello di Montalcino is the single-vineyard bottling for which Ciacci Piccolomini has built its outstanding reputation. The Pianrosso vineyard covers 11 hectares (about 27 acres) which are authorized for the production of Brunello D.O.C.G. The land is medium grain with good levels of marl, dating from the Eocene period. The altitude of this vineyard varies from 240 to 360 metres above sea level. Aged for 36 months in large Slavonian oak barrels, followed by a minimum of eight months in bottle before release, Ciacci Piccolomini's Pianrosso typically has a complex nose with a fruit forward palate and mouth filling power. This wine will pair well with roasted red meats, rich pasta courses and aged Italian cheeses.
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The Ciacci Piccolomini d'Aragona 2016 Brunello di Montalcino Pianrosso is a single-vineyard expression that draws its fruit from an 11.7-hectare parcel with moderately thick galestro soils with ancient marine material. This special site, awash under the brilliant light of a big, open sky, does indeed deliver a more pronounced mineral signature, with wild berry, rose and rosemary essence. This is a beautiful wine, taut and silky, with elegant tannins that will endure ambitious bottle aging. Production is 37,000 bottles.

Monica Larner, November 30, 2020
James Suckling
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Outer quote mark Lots going on here with black plums, ripe cherries, cedar, smoke and cocoa on the nose. Ash, chocolate, crushed walnuts and some praline. Mushrooms. This has firm, ripe tannins and a full body. Flavorful and juicy finish. Very structured. Inner quote mark (10/2020)

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Dark, rich and deeply alluring, the 2016 Brunello di Montalcino Pianrosso boasts a display of ripe black fruits encased in an air of crushed stone, sage and exotic spice. While velvety and almost creamy in texture, it finds harmony through juicy acids and a mix of ripe black cherry and plums. Hints of licorice and baker's chocolate balance the Pianrosso's salty minerality and fine-grained tannins through the long and dramatic finale. There's beautiful symmetry here for a wine with such power. Place this in the cellar for ten years or more; but don't make the mistake of not checking in from time to time, because I expect the 2016 to enjoy a long and open drinking window.

Eric Guido, November 2020

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