THE PRODUCER : Ciacci Piccolomini D’Aragona
Denomination: BRUNELLO DI MONTALCINO RISERVA DOCG
Grape-variety: 100% Sangiovese Grosso
Aging: Roughly 4 years in 20-30 hl Slavonian oak barrels, followed by a 12 month period of bottle ageing. Only roughly 9000 bottles are produced in the best vintages.
Only produced in the most exceptional vintages, the Brunello Riserva is the result of a careful selection in both the Pianrosso vineyards and the wine cellar.
Vineyards: 11,69 hectars (29,22 acres) of the single vineyard “Pianrosso” situated at an altitude between 240 and 360 a.s.l. with a soil of medium grain with good levels of marl, dating from the Eocene period.
Colour: Ruby red verging towards garnet.
Nose: Fruit-forward, spicy and ethereal, with hints of red berries and various spices.
Taste: Warm, harmonic with pronounced and soft tannins. Full-body with a very long aftertaste.