2005 Ciacci Piccolomini d'Aragona Brunello di Montalcino
Sangiovese Grosso - 750ML
  • WA 92
  • AG 91
  • JS 90

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WA 92
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, April 2010
The 2005 Brunello di Montalcino is wonderfully plump and juicy in its expressive red fruit. Floral notes are woven throughout giving the wine its sense of lift and proportion. Though not as explosive as the 2004 the 2005... The 2005 Brunello di Montalcino is wonderfully plump and juicy in its expressive red fruit. Floral notes are woven throughout giving the wine its sense of lift and proportion. Though not as explosive as the 2004 the 2005 Brunello di Montalcino offers outstanding persistence on the palate and a long generous finish. This is a terrific effort from Ciacci. Anticipated maturity: 2010-2020. - Antonio Galloni Proprietor Paolo Bianchini has turned out a gorgeous set of wines. In 2005 Bianchini elected to forgo his top Brunello Pianrosso and bottle just his straight Brunello which has all of the best fruit he was able to bring in that year. The result speaks for itself.
AG 91
Antonio Galloni's Vinous, October 2016
The 2005 Brunello di Montalcino is an attractive, mid-weight wine to drink now and over the next handful of years. Smoke, worn-in leather, earthiness, tobacco and dark spices are all slightly forward, suggesting the 2005... The 2005 Brunello di Montalcino is an attractive, mid-weight wine to drink now and over the next handful of years. Smoke, worn-in leather, earthiness, tobacco and dark spices are all slightly forward, suggesting the 2005 is approaching full maturity. At the same time, the 2005 has enough depth to continue to develop nicely. Overall, this is a solid effort for the year. In 2005, proprietor Paolo Bianchini did not bottle his top selections. All the best fruit went into this wine, the straight Brunello di Montalcino.
JS 90
jamessuckling.com, December 2010
A solid red with silky tannins and mineral berry and lightly toasted oak. Full and rich. Lovely now but better in 2012.
Color & Type Red
Varietal Sangiovese Grosso
Country Italy
Region Tuscany
Sub-region Brunello di Montalcino
Vintage 2005

Label

The 100% Sangiovese Grosso grapes selected for the production of Ciacci’s Brunello di Montalcino “Annato” are sourced from 16.5 hectares of vineyards composed of medium-grain, marl-rich soils. The altitude of the vineyards varies from 650 to 1,300 feet.

Fermentation is in temperature-controlled stainless steel and glass-lined concrete vats. The wine is aged for 24 months in 20-85 hectoliter Slavonian oak barrels, followed by a minimum of 4 months bottle aging.

The color of the wine is ruby red verging towards garnet. The bouquet is intense, fruit-forward, spicy and floral with hints of red berry fruits enriched by delicate spicy notes. The wine is warm, soft and very well balanced on the palate. It is structured with soft tannins and a long aftertaste. It is an ideal companion of roasted and stewed meat, game and mature cheese.

Winery

Ciacci Piccolomini d'Aragona

Ciacci Piccolomini d’Aragona is a premiere wine estate located on the southwest side of the Montalcino municipality in Castelnuovo dell’Abate. It covers a vast area of 170 hectares, encircled by vineyards, olive groves, woods, grain and pasture lands, at an altitude of 790 to 1,200 feet. The history of the estate dates back to the 17th century when the Palazzo, the oldest part of the property, was built by Montalcino’s bishop, Fabivs de’ Vecchis of Sant’ Antimo Abbey.

Due to its strategic position and ideal microclimate, the Pianrosso Vineyard is the best expression of the estate. It is the source of the best grapes for the Brunello Pianrosso and Brunello Riserva Vigna di Pianrosso wines.