Ciacci Piccolomini Brunello di Montalcino Pianrosso 2012
Grape Varietal: 100% Sangiovese
Vineyard: The Pianrosso vineyard covers 11,69 hectares (29,22 acres)
Altitude: 240-360 meters above sea level
Soil: Medium grain with good levels of marl
Fermentation: Stainless steel and glass concrete vats, temperature-controlled via cooling plates and jackets.
Aging: Roughly 36 months in 7.5 - 62 hl Slavonian oak barrels, followed by over 8 months of bottle refinement.
Alcohol content: 15% alcohol by volume
Tasting Notes: Ruby red verging on garnet in color. The bouquet is intense, complex, fruit-forward and spicy with hints or ripe red berry fruits enriched by various spicy notes. Warm, soft and harmonic on the palate. Great balance among pronounced tannins, acidity and savouriness. This elegant wine has great potential for further cellar ageing.
Awards: 100 Wine Enthusiast, 97 James Suckling, 95 Robert Parker Wine Advocate
Formats Available: 750 ml, and 1.5 L