- Ciacci Piccolomini Brunello Di Montalcino Pianrosso 2010 Product #29185 (In Stock)
Ciacci’s Pianrosso vineyard is one of Brunello’s landmarks, a site that layers on extra stuffing and depth to Ciacci’s elegant, graceful, style. The family has farmed this 12 hectare vineyard of rocky marl soils organically for years and ages the fruit entirely in traditional large Slovenian oak casks. You can certainly take a peek at it when it arrives, but Pianrosso is built to develop gracefully in cellar and both the 2001 and 2004 from my cellar are really just hitting their peak now.
“Aromas of lilac, dark berry and sandalwood follow through to a full body, with fine tannins and an intense and savory finish. Very intense and very long. Succulent. Amazing balance and depth to this red. It's so beautiful to taste now but it will be much better in five to ten years. A triumph.” James Suckling 98 points
"Beautiful and delicate from the start, the 2010 Brunello di Montalcino Vigna di Pianrosso impresses for its depth and balance. The wine sees one more year of oak cask aging compared to the base Brunello and you can definitely sense the extra spice on the nose. Those delicate balsam notes of root beer, ginger and rosemary oil are still prominently on display. Rich spice, leather and tar are followed by dark fruit, prune, blackberry and cassis. The finish is graceful and silky, but its length remains impressive. This is a terrific effort that promises a steady evolution ahead."Wine Advocate 97 points