Ciacci Piccolomini Vigna di Pianrosso Santa Caterina d'Oro Riserva 2016

Ciacci Piccolomini Vigna di Pianrosso Santa Caterina d'Oro Riserva 2016

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This Riserva Brunello is sourced from our Pianrosso vineyard, crafted from grapes that are sorted and selected directly in the vineyard and produced separately from our other Pianrosso Brunello. Only produced in the best vintages, it is fermented in stainless steel and glass-lined concrete vats before being aged for more than 3 years in large Slavonian oak barrels, then at least 12 months of bottle aging before release.

2016 was one of the best vintages that our estate has ever produced and thus this Riserva-level wine ranks at the top of our estate’s production. The most spectacular aspect of this vintage was the huge diurnal swing in temperature between night and day. 2016 was consistently dry, warm and very sunny, giving optimal ripeness to our Sangiovese Grosso. After ripening in the intense Tuscan sun, the nights of this vintage were quite cool, allowing the grapes to recover and maintain their acidity and brightness. The resulting wines from the 2016 vintage have very precise, intense aromas and beautiful fruit flavors. This youth and balance will present bold, powerful flavors over the next few years, and come together beautifully over time in your cellar.

Press Notes : 

99 points, James Suckling – “Glorious aromas of flowers, nutmeg, dark berries, earth and black cherries follow through to a full body with ultra-fine tannins that are long and extremely polished. They go on for minutes. Reserved and shy still, due to its excellence. Give this four or five years to come around. Try after 2024.”

Top 100 Wines of 2021 – James Suckling