Wine Ciacci Piccolomini d'Aragona, Vigna di Pianrosso "Santa Caterina d'Oro", Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Riserva, 2012
Reviews of purchase Ciacci Piccolomini d'Aragona, Vigna di Pianrosso "Santa Caterina d'Oro", Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Riserva, 2012
The wine has a dark ruby color.
The taste of wine is full and intense, with balanced tannins, optimum acidity and a long aftertaste.
The aroma of wine is rich, with notes of red fruits, cocoa and sweet tobacco.
The wine is perfectly combined with fried and dried meat, as well as mature cheeses.
The wine of Vigna di Pianrosso "Santa Caterina d'Oro", Brunello di Montalcino Riserva is made from the best grapes grown in an amazing place in the vineyard "Pianrosso" with an area of 9 hectares, which is the pride of the winery Ciacci Piccolomini d'Aragona. Located on the southern slopes above the river Orchia at an altitude of 240-360 meters, it has a particularly favorable microclimate. Wine is produced only in the best years, carefully selected grapes are used for production. Fermentation takes place in a traditional way and lasts for 28 days. Then the wine ripens for at least 3 years in barrels of Slavonian oak, and then in barrels from the oak Allier. After bottling Brunello 6 months is kept in the cellars of the winery. Decantation is recommended before serving.
The modern history of the winery Ciacci Piccolomini d'Aragona - the possession of several generations of the Chacchi and Piccolomini families - began in 1985, when the castle and its grounds became the property of the Biancini family. Today the farm occupies about 200 hectares of land, where about 40 hectares are given for luxurious vineyards. "Ciacci Piccolomini d'Aragona" has a recognized reputation as a producer of high-quality wines, which is confirmed by numerous ratings of wine critics and agencies.
The vineyards of Ciacci Piccolomini d'Aragona have a long history that began in the 19th century. After the death of the bishop, the palace and the surrounding estate were sold at auction in accordance with Italian law, and on September 16, 1868, they were bought by the Countess Eve Bernini Serretani. On December 31, 1877, Countess Serretani sold all the property to the Tzachi family from Castelnuovo del Abate. After the marriage between Count Alberto Piccolomini, the diocese of the bishop became the Palazzo Ciacci Piccolomini d'Aragona
In 1985, the Countess Elda Cacci bequeathed all the property to the farmer Giuseppe Bianchini. At that time, she for many years introduced the most advanced methods of wine production, increasing the quantity, quality of wines and opening exports around the world. Giuseppe, unfortunately, died in February 2004, leaving the business to his son and daughter Paolo and Lucia. Today brother and sister passionately continue the work of their father
Ciacci Piccolomini d'Aragona manor is located on the southeast slope of the municipality of Montalcino, near the medieval village of Castelnuovo del Abate and the famous Romanesque Abbey of Sant'Antimo, which dates back to the 11th century
The Ciacci Piccolomini d'Aragona has two wine cellars: a historic wine cellar for aging the most prestigious wines. It is located in the basement of the Ciacci Piccolomini d'Aragona Palace of the 17th century; a new wine cellar, near the village of Castelnuovo del Abate, now the headquarters of the company.