Ciacci Piccolomini Vigna di Pianrosso Santa Caterina d'Oro Riserva Brunello di Montalcino DOCG 2016 Red Wine
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Ciacci Piccolomini Vigna di Pianrosso Santa Caterina d'Oro Riserva Brunello di Montalcino DOCG 2016
Tuscany, Italy99 pts., #9 of "Top 100 Wines of Italy 2021", James Suckling:
"Glorious aromas of flowers, nutmeg, dark berries, earth and black cherries follow through to a full body with ultra-fine tannins that are long and extremely polished. They go on for minutes. Reserved and shy still, due to its excellence. Give this four or five years to come around. Try after 2024."
"Both fluid and concentrated at once, this exudes cherry, black currant, violet and mineral aromas and flavors. Saturated with ripe fruit, this has beautifully integrated acidity and tannins, with a racy profile that drives the super long finish. The tannins flex their muscles at the end yet remain refined. Best from 2024 through 2042. 915 cases made, 400 cases imported." - Bruce Sanderson
FROM THE WINERY
Vineyard: 11,69 hectares (29,22 acres) are named after “Pianrosso”: situated at an altitude between 240 and 360 a.s.l. with a soil of medium grain with good levels of marl, dating to the Eocene period.
Grape varietal: 100% Sangiovese
Fermentation and refinement: In stainless steel and glass concrete vats, temperature-controlled via cooling plates and jackets.
Ageing: more than 3 years in 7,5 - 30 hl Slavonian oak barrels, followed by over 12 months of bottle ageing.
Colour: Ruby red verging on garnet.
Organoleptic characteristics: The bouquet is intense and complex: fruit-forward, spicy and ethereal, with hints of red berries and various spices. Warm, harmonic with pronounced and soft tannins. A full-bodied wine with a very long aftertaste. A Brunello that can be refined in the bottle for many years.
Service: Open an hour before pouring and serve at 18°C (64,4° F) in large crystal glasses. Bottles should be kept in a horizontal position, far from light sources and protected from both extremes and changes in temperature.
Food pairings: Excellent with roasted and game meat. Enjoyable with mature cheeses or as a meditation wine.
Technical notes: Bottles are protected against counterfeiting by a hologram on the capsule.