VINEYARDS: 1.69 hectares carry the term "Pianrosso", located in medium-textured soils of Eocene origin ranging from 240
VINIFICATION: in stainless steel containers and vitrified cement tanks at a controlled temperature by means of cooling jackets and immersion plates
AGING: in 20 to 62 hl Slavonian oak barrels for about 3 years and bottle aging for over 8 months
COLOR: Tending ruby red
TASTING NOTES: Giuseppe De Siena
Intense and complex aromas. Sensations of ripe red berry fruit are completed with various spicy notes; the taste is warm, harmonious with pronounced tannins; a full-bodied wine with a long taste-olfactory persistence that can still evolve with a long refinement in the bottle.
SERVICE: Uncork one hour before serving and serve at 18 ° C in a "balloon" shaped crystal goblet. The bottles should be stored in the dark, placed in a cool place without sudden changes in temperature.
PAIRING: Ideal with roasted or stewed game and with first courses with condiments based on the same meat. Also excellent with aged cheeses.
TECHNICAL NOTES: The bottles are protected thanks to an anti-counterfeiting hologram on the capsule.
JAMES SUCKLING: Lots of ripe and rich fruit with a decadent undertone of meat and spices that turns into pure fruit and licorice. Medium to full body, refined tannins and a fresh and bright finish. All about harmony. Better after 2021.
ROBERT PARKER: Brunello di Montalcino Pianrosso Ciacci Piccolomini d'Aragona 2015 stands out for a unique aromatic profile that brings out mineral notes of crushed limestone or gypsum. This adds a greater sense of concentration and delineation that not only characterizes the bouquet but also applies to the way the wine hits the palate in a fuller and more decisive way (compared to the slightly softer classic Brunello). This single-variety Brunello instead shows an erect and direct approach with soft salinity on the neighbor followed by berries, spices and medicinal herbs. The mouthfeel has a big impact thanks to its lean and smooth texture. Around 37,000 bottles were released in January 2020.
WINE SPECTATOR: The flavors of black cherry, blackberry and blueberry distinguish this saturated red. The meaty tannins offer support and all the components are in the right place. It remains fresh and long in the finish, with persistent accents of fruit, minerals and tobacco. Best from 2023 to 2043.