2017 Ciacci Piccolomini d'Aragona Sant'Antimo Fabius

Syrah - 750ML
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Wine Enthusiast, May 2022

This 100% Syrah opens with black-skinned berry, cedar and green peppercorn aromas. On the concentrated palate, fine-grained tannins support ripe black currant, tobacco and licorice. Drink through 2026. KERIN O’KEEFE


Color & Type Red
Varietal Syrah
Country Italy
Region Tuscany
Sub-region Sant'Antimo
Vintage 2017
Size 750ML
Percent alcohol 14.5%
Closure Cork

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.

In the heart of Tuscany, Italy, lies a captivating red wine that embodies the essence of the region's winemaking prowess - the 2017 Ciacci Piccolomini d'Aragona Sant'Antimo Fabius. Crafted by the esteemed producer Ciacci Piccolomini d'Aragona, this wine is a testament to their dedication to producing exceptional wines that showcase the true character of the land.

Gazing upon the bottle, one is immediately drawn to its elegant label, which hints at the treasures that await within. With a deep, garnet-red color, this wine is a sight to behold. As the light dances through the glass, it reveals the wine's rich, velvety texture and promises a truly indulgent experience.

On the nose, the 2017 Ciacci Piccolomini d'Aragona Sant'Antimo Fabius entices with a symphony of black-skinned berries, cedar, and a hint of green peppercorn. Each inhalation uncovers new layers, inviting you to explore further.

As the wine caresses your palate, you are greeted by a harmonious interplay of flavors. Ripe black currants take center stage, their lusciousness enveloping your senses. Fine-grained tannins provide a sturdy backbone, ensuring a well-structured and balanced wine. Notes of tobacco and licorice add complexity and depth, contributing to a delightful and lingering finish.

With an alcohol percentage of 14.5%, this red wine is bold and powerful, yet it maintains a remarkable elegance and finesse. It is a testament to the mastery of winemaking that Ciacci Piccolomini d'Aragona has achieved, capturing the essence of the Syrah varietal and the unique terroir of Sant'Antimo.

The 2017 Ciacci Piccolomini d'Aragona Sant'Antimo Fabius is a wine that begs to be savored and cherished. It is a testament to the artistry and passion of its creators, as well as a reflection of the beautiful landscape from which it originates. Whether enjoyed on its own or paired with a sumptuous meal, this wine promises to transport you to the enchanting vineyards of Tuscany with every sip.