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2016 Ciacci Piccolomini, "Pianrosso" Brunello di Montalcino, Tuscany

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“Triple 98 point Brunello Alert!”

One Of The Top Crus In Montalcino!

By David Gettenberg

Ciacci Piccolomini is one of the premier estates in Montalcino.  Its Pianrosso single vineyard is the basis for its outstanding reputation.

Made in only exceptional vintages, the Ciacci estate did not make this flagship cuvee in 2014.

However, this 2016 is "a beautiful wine." Wine Advocate

"I frankly cannot remember the last time I tasted young wines from Montalcino that possessed such symmetry from start to finish... Do the 2016s live up to our expectations? Oh, yes; they certainly do." Vinous

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."  Vinous

This is our third feature from the stunning 2016 Brunello vintage.  Over the upcoming weeks, we will be hand-selecting the finest Brunellos from this blockbuster vintage.  

Today's feature, the 2016 Ciacci Piccolomini Pianrosso Brunello, is one to own. 

"If you ever wanted a Brunello di Montalcino for your cellar to age for decades, then buy the 2016 vintage when the wines come out in the market." James Suckling

Enjoy now and over the next 15 years.


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Press & Tasting Notes

“This is a beautiful wine, taut and silky, with elegant tannins.”

Wine Advocate • 98 / 100

"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."

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“The smooth palate is concentrated yet elegant.”

Wine Enthusiast • 98 / 100

"Aromas of red berry, camphor and tobacco meld with rose in this fragrant, full-bodied red. The smooth palate is concentrated yet elegant, featuring raspberry jam, cherry marinated in spirits, licorice and coffee bean alongside a backbone of firm, velvety tannins."


“Black plums, ripe cherries, cedar, smoke and cocoa.”

James Suckling • 98 / 100

"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."

More Information
  • Producer: Ciacci Piccolomini
  • Country: Italy
  • Region: Tuscany
  • Subregion: Brunello di Montalcino
  • Varietal: Sangiovese
  • Vintage: 2016
  • Size: 750ml
  • Code: W01498-3