Ciacci Piccolomini d’Aragona, Brunello di Montalcino, 2013
- Purchased by the Ciacci family in 1877 from the countess Cerretani.
- After the marriage between the count Alberto Piccolomini d’Aragona, a direct descendent of Enea Silvio Piccolomini (Pope Pius II) and Elda Ciacci, the name came to be.
- In 1985 the countess Elda Ciacci gave the entire property to Giuseppe Bianchini, farmer of the estate. He increased quantity, quality, and opened export to the world. He passed away in 2004. His son and daughter, Paolo and Lucia, took over.
- Paolo’s eldest son, Alex, now makes the wine.
- The estate is over 220 hectares, but 55.5 are planted to vines and 40 are olive groves.
- The estate is set between Arna hill and the Orcia River to the SE.
- This wine is sourced from 8 hectares with soils of marl dating back to the Eocene period. The altitude ranges from 240-360m.
- Fermented in stainless and glass concrete vats.
- Aged for more than 24 months in 20-75hl Slavonia oak barrels, followed by over 8 months of bottle refinement.
- A hologram capsule is utilized to protect from counterfeiting.
- Check out more here: http://www.ciaccipiccolomini.com/