Wine Advocate 95+ points! James Suckling 95 points! Vinous 93 points!
Ciacci Piccolomini Brunello di Montalcino is a beautiful red wine gem from the much heralded 2016 Brunello vintage, scoring 95+ points from Wine Advocate! "The 2016 Brunello di Montalcino (with 56,000 bottles made) shows bold cherry, spice, crushed stone and balsam herb that come together in seamless fashion. This estate has honed a unique style that becomes a common theme traced to each new vintage. I'd describe it as delicate but also succulent with a rich and almost pulpy quality of fruit. The wine is fueled by the golden light that hits this part of Tuscany in those last hours of the day. Here is a wine that shows spirit of place. Drink 2024-2040."-Monica Larner, Wine Advocate, 95+ points!
Considered the king of Tuscan wines and one of the most renowned and long-lived red wines of Italy, Brunello is produced from a specific strain of Sangiovese (Sangiovese Grosso) grown in the unique microclimate surrounding the Tuscan town of Montalcino. Ciacci Piccolomini is one of the most sought-after producers in all of Italy. This ancient estate has 35 hectares of superior holdings in the prized Castelnuovo dell'Abate zone, including the 'Pianrosso' vineyard (meaning 'red field,' a reference to the iron rich soils) and the 'Fonte' vineyard, which produces grapes for the Rosso di Montalcino. Practicing organic.
Enjoy Ciacci Piccolomini Brunello di Montalcino with osso buco, lasagna, eggplant Parmesan, and cheeses.