2008 Ciacci Piccolomini d'Aragona Brunello di Montalcino 'Vigna di Pianrosso'
by JJ Buckley Fine Wines
On Sale $43.94 (Online Average. $59.94)
"...one of the headline estates of Montalcino and the Pianrosso single vineyard is known for its consistency and the steady grace of its performance." - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
Ciacci Piccolomini d’Aragona might an intimidating name, but there is nothing intimidating about their single vineyard Brunello, Vigna di Pianrosso. Produced in ideal vintages from the best selection of fruit, The Pianrosso Brunello is their calling card and a fantastic representation of the warmer Castelnuovo dell’Abate region. Today, we have their 2008 bottling available for the best price of any vintage currently on the market!
Ciacci is a standout estate in Montalcino and one of “the stars of the Castelnuovo dell'Abate subzone” according to the Wine Advocate. Castelnuovo dell’Abate, in the south-eastern portion of Montalcino benefits from higher elevation, warmer weather, and the layers of volcanic soil that set it apart from the rest of area. Ciacci Piccolomini d’Aragona has been making great wine here for generations, and it keeps getting better.
Patience is usually the key to enjoying Brunello, but with nearly a decade of age there's no need to wait with this "wine of considerable texture and depth" (AG). 2008 was a year of refined, aromatic wines and this works well to balance Ciacci’s more generous and concentrated style. The 2008 Vigna di Pianrosso has just entered its peak drinking window, but still has plenty in reserve so load up on this single-vineyard Brunello for easily the lowest price around. Cheers!