From one of the finest names in all of Montalcino, we are thrilled to offer the superb 2008 Brunelli from Ciacci Piccolomini d’Aragona.
Ciacci Piccolomini have long been one of our favourite producers, not just in Italy, but worldwide. They seamlessly bridge the gap between traditional winemaking and the best that modern viticulture has to offer.
Despite the recognition they received after the 2007 Annata, which was awarded number 9 in the Wine Spectator’s Top 100 Wines of 2012, Piccolomini are not inflating their prices with each successive vintage and we are pleased to offer the wines at the same price as last year.
We tried the superb 2008 Annata last week and were blown away by its astounding elegance and purity.
Brunello di Montalcino (Annata), Ciacci Piccolomini 2008 - £130 per case (6x75cl) in bond
“Notes of dark cherries and cocoa powder on the nose, with bright floral undertones. The palate is bright and fresh, brimming with red fruits and crushed flowers. Silky tannins and expertly balanced acidity draw the palate onto a long, lifted finish.” – Genesis Wines
We can also offer the sumptuous Pianrosso, which is an old-vine selection, chosen from only their top performing vineyards.
Brunello di Montalcino Pianrosso, Ciacci Piccolomini 2008 - £165 per case (6x75cl) In Bond
“Aromas of dark cherries and plums with hints of flowers follow through to a full body with velvety tannins and juice. Meaty, fruits aftertaste. Turns chocolate powder as well. Drink or hold.” – 93 Points, James Suckling
Also available in large format bottles individually packed in numbered wooden boxes:
3 x 1.5 litre bottle in wooden box - £170 In Bond
1 x 3 litre bottle in wooden box - £115 In Bond
1 x 5 litre bottle in wooden box - £195 In Bond
Unfortunately Piccolomini have chosen not to release their Brunello di Montalcino Pianrosso Riserva (Santa Caterina) 2007 this year, but will release a year later. We will of course offer this superb wine this time next year so keep your eyes peeled.
These wines will be shipped in early summer 2013.