Ciacci Piccolomini d'Aragona

Rosso di Montalcino Sangiovese

8.9287 ratings
8.840 pro ratings
Montalcino, Siena, Tuscany, Italy
Sangiovese
Mushrooms, Manchego & Parmesan, Beef, Venison, White Rice, Potato, Exotic Spices, Baking Spices, Pasta, Herbs, Beans & Peas, Hard Cheese, Pungent Cheese, Chicken, Salami & Prosciutto, Soft Cheese, Duck, Tomato-Based, Pork, Chili & Hot Spicy, Lamb, Turkey, Onion, Shallot, Garlic
Top Notes For
Jay Kline

Pizza wine! No formal notes but I drank this alongside the Mocali RdM and I found this to be more to my preference. The Ciacci Piccolomini has a touch more polish and class; with a bit more depth while still being very true to place. Don’t get me wrong, the Mocali was good, this was just a touch better in my opinion.

Pizza wine! No formal notes but I drank this alongside the Mocali RdM and I found this to be more to my preference. The Ciacci Piccolomini has a touch more polish and class; with a bit more depth while still being very true to place. Don’t get me wrong, the Mocali was good, this was just a touch better in my opinion.

May 26th, 2020
Paco Suro

Fruity. Light. Got a bit more interesting as it opened up. Softened. #doloresoutpost

Fruity. Light. Got a bit more interesting as it opened up. Softened. #doloresoutpost

May 22nd, 2020
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8.9

Ciacci's 2017 Rosso di Montalcino is racy and inviting, as wines from this vintage tend to be. Soft curves push forward a core of succulent red cherry, sweet spice, tobacco, dried flowers and rose petal. Although the 2017 has quite a bit of richness, it remains translucent and very Sangiovese in feel. The Rosso is a very pretty wine, and a terrific value. (Antonio Galloni, Vinous, October 2019)

Ciacci's 2017 Rosso di Montalcino is racy and inviting, as wines from this vintage tend to be. Soft curves push forward a core of succulent red cherry, sweet spice, tobacco, dried flowers and rose petal. Although the 2017 has quite a bit of richness, it remains translucent and very Sangiovese in feel. The Rosso is a very pretty wine, and a terrific value. (Antonio Galloni, Vinous, October 2019)

Oct 4th, 2019
Jay Kline

Blackberries, red rope licorice, dried herbs, spices. Lighter weight than I expected and very pleased by that. I had been hearing very positive things about the 2016 Rosso’s and this bottle supports everything I’ve heard. Impressive and a sublime pairing with pasta.

Blackberries, red rope licorice, dried herbs, spices. Lighter weight than I expected and very pleased by that. I had been hearing very positive things about the 2016 Rosso’s and this bottle supports everything I’ve heard. Impressive and a sublime pairing with pasta.

Jun 15th, 2019
Jordan Wardlaw

Peppermint candy, small red berries, sage and balsamic aromas with a hint of tar. Very silky mid palate with mineral backbone and briary flavors of sour cherry, cinnamon, iron and licorice. Sleek and elegant wine that never gets too far away from bramble and spice. Outstanding QPR.

Peppermint candy, small red berries, sage and balsamic aromas with a hint of tar. Very silky mid palate with mineral backbone and briary flavors of sour cherry, cinnamon, iron and licorice. Sleek and elegant wine that never gets too far away from bramble and spice. Outstanding QPR.

Mar 3rd, 2019
Joyce Lin

Beautiful violet floral note on the nose, also displays strawberry, raspberry, red cherry, fig and hint of raisins. Licorice and savory dried herbs can be found too. Juicy and vivid. Med plus finish, med to med plus finish. Delicious wine.

Beautiful violet floral note on the nose, also displays strawberry, raspberry, red cherry, fig and hint of raisins. Licorice and savory dried herbs can be found too. Juicy and vivid. Med plus finish, med to med plus finish. Delicious wine.

Nov 11th, 2018
Sassodoro

I was a bit concerned about the 14.5% ABV, but the wine carries it well. Dark & red cherries on the palate, & some chocolate in the finish.

I was a bit concerned about the 14.5% ABV, but the wine carries it well. Dark & red cherries on the palate, & some chocolate in the finish.

3 people found it helpfulDec 22nd, 2013
Shengli Hu

Bright garnet, diminished concentration, moderate plus aromatic intensity, little staining if not none, medium to medium plus body, medium plus acidity, diminished tannin?, elevated minerality.

Bright garnet, diminished concentration, moderate plus aromatic intensity, little staining if not none, medium to medium plus body, medium plus acidity, diminished tannin?, elevated minerality.

1 person found it helpfulFeb 28th, 2018
Matt Duncan

Rasberry jam, cedar bark, vanilla extract, blackened meat. Slight fraise du bois overtones on aroma.

Rasberry jam, cedar bark, vanilla extract, blackened meat. Slight fraise du bois overtones on aroma.

Feb 16th, 2016
Brian Thompson

Sales & Marketing Krupp Brothers Winery, Stagecoach Vineyard

9.0

Really pleasant. You'd think this spent more time in oak than it actually did. Good find for the money.

Really pleasant. You'd think this spent more time in oak than it actually did. Good find for the money.

Sep 13th, 2015