Ciacci Piccolomini d’Aragona Fabivs Sant Antimo
Grape Variety: Syrah
Food Pairing: Stewed and Roast Meat, Game, Mature Cheeses
£18.99 Inc. VAT
Located in the south east of the Montalcino region close to the beautiful medieval village of Castelnuovo dell’Abate, the estate of Ciacci Piccolomini d’Aragona can trace its roots back to the 17th century. The Ciacci family owned the estate for over a hundred years until the death of Countess Elda Ciacci. As the Countess had no children she left the property to her long standing and well respected estate manager Giuseppe Bianchini. His hard work and dedication has been continued by his son and daughter, Paolo and Lucia, who have developed the property and wines to their current respected position.
They have a total holding of 220 hectares of the rolling Tuscan hills bordered by the Orcia River which helps moderate the temperature of this hot dry part of the region. 53 hectares are devoted to the wonderful Sangiovese Grosso grape which produce the Brunello di Montalcino together with small amounts of Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon.
The wines receive global acclaim thanks to the commitment to the terroir and traditional winemaking practices and rank Ciacci Piccolomini D’Aragona amongst the greatest producers of Brunello di Montalcino.
The aroma is intense, complex and persistant with hints of blueberry, plum and cherry enriched by elegant spicy notes. Warm, soft, well balanced, persistant with round tannins. It expresses power, persistance, delicacy and a great character.