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Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso

Prodotto solo nelle annate migliori ed esclusivamente con uve provenienti dai vigneti di Pianrosso è il vino che da sempre rappresenta in modo autorevole il terroir ed il nome dell’azienda.

Da questi vigneti vengono anche selezionate le uve da destinare alla tipologia Riserva.

Vigneti:

11,69 ettari si fregiano della dizione "Pianrosso", situati in terreni di medio impasto e galestro di origine eocenica tra i 240 e i 360 metri s.l.m.

Vitigno:

100% Sangiovese

Vinificazione, fermentazione ed affinamento:

in recipienti di acciaio inox e vasche di cemento vetrificate a temperatura controllata tramite camicie di raffreddamento e piastre ad immersione.

Invecchiamento:

In botti di rovere di Slavonia da 7,5 a 62 hl per circa 3 anni ed un affinamento in bottiglia superiore a 8 mesi.

Colore:

Rosso rubino tendente al granato.

Caratteristiche Organolettiche:

Profumi intensi e complessi. Sensazioni di frutta matura a bacca rossa si completano con svariate note speziate; al gusto è caldo, armonico con tannini pronunciati; un vino di corpo con lunga persistenza gusto-olfattiva che potrà ancora evolversi con un lungo invecchiamento in bottiglia.

Servizio:

Stappare un’ora prima della mescita e servire a 18°C in calice di cristallo a forma "ballon". Le bottiglie vanno conservate al buio, distese al fresco e senza sbalzi di temperatura.

Abbinamento gastronomico:

Ideale con cacciagione arrosto o in umido e con primi piatti con condimento a base delle stesse carni. Ottimo anche con formaggi stagionati.

Note tecniche:

Le bottiglie sono tutelate grazie ad un ologramma anticontraffazione sulla capsula.

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
2010

98/100

"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."                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
2010

94/100

"Rich, with cherry and strawberry notes, tinged by leather, bitter almond and tobacco flavors. Firm and angular, presenting a long, iron- and tea-accented finish. Turns more supple with air, but remains solidly built for the long haul. Best from 2019 through 2033. 2,916 cases made." - B.S.                                                                                                                                                          

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
2010

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
2010

97/100

"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." 

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
1997

97/100

"Very dark ruby-garnet. Intense aromas of ripe fruit, fresh porcini and toasty oak. Full-bodied, with fabulous texture of velvety and complex fruit character. Incredibly long. I have always loved this wine. I like it better than the riserva in 1997.--1997 Italian blind retrospective. Drink now through 2017. 2,500 cases made." - B.S.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
2001

92/100

"This is gorgeous with seductive cedar, tobacco, berry and Indian spices on the nose. Medium- to full-bodied, with fine tannins and a tobacco, coffee and berry aftertaste. Refined. Best after 2007. 4,000 cases made."- B.S.                                                                                                 

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
2004

92/100

"Very fruity aromas of raspberry, plum and fresh flowers lead to a full-bodied palate, with round, soft tannins and lots of juicy, delicious fruit. Very attractive. Hard not to drink it now. Best from 2010 through 2015. 4,400 cases made." - B.S                                                                                                              

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
2007

92/100

"A mix of cherry, strawberry, earth, iron and dried beef aromas and flavors make this complex in a lighter style. Balanced between the fruit, moderate acidity and tannins. Very elegant. Best from 2014 through 2028. 2,900 cases made." - B.S.                                                                                                 

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
2008

91/100

"Graphite and cedar aromas lead off in this cherry-, strawberry- and licorice-flavored red. This is firm, with quiet intensity and a dense, spice-infused finish. Best from 2015 through 2030. 2,900 cases made. "   - B.S.                                                                                                              

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
2003

91/100

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
2001

91/100

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
2006

96/100

"This is a very rich Sangiovese on the nose with dried black cherries and strawberries. Lots of dark chocolate too. Loads of black chocolate cake and dried coffee cake character. Full and very powerful. Lots of ripe tannins. Goes on for minutes. Better in 2014."                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
2008

93/100

"Aromas of dried cherries and plums with hints of flowers follow through to a full body with velvety tannins and a juicy, meaty, fruity aftertaste. Turns to chocolate powder as well. Drink or hold."                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
2008

91/100

"The 2008 Brunello di Montalcino Pianrosso is more layered, perfumed and subtle than the straight Brunello. Freshly cut flowers, dark red fruit, licorice, spices and menthol are all layered together nicely in the glass. A wine of considerable texture and depth, the 2008 Pianrosso should drink well for at least a handful of years. There is no shortage of depth, richness or complexity in this fine effort. This is an especially concentrated style for the year, but it works. Anticipated maturity: 2016-2025." 

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
2004

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
1990

93/100

"Fabulous, traditional Brunello di Montalcino offering great color and masses of mint, berry, mineral and nut aromas and flavors. Full in body and tannins, huge. Needs time. Best after 1999." -B.S.                                                                                                                                                                                                                 

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
1993

85/100

"Delicate and traditional, with floral, berry and leather aromas and flavors. Medium in body, with medium tannins and a light, crisp finish. Drink now. 1,250 cases made." - B.S.

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
1994

90/100

"Very aromatic wine, with dried berries and cherries throughout. Medium- to full-bodied, with very soft, round tannins and a long, long finish. An absolute joy to drink. Drink now. 800 cases made." - B.S.                                                                                                                                                                                             

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
1995

84/100

"Papery, with plum, leaf and herb aromas. Medium-bodied, with medium tannins and a short finish. Drink now. 1,900 cases made."  -B.S.                                                                                   

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
1998

93/100

"Wild berry, cherry and floral aromas to this Brunello. Full-bodied, with big, silky tannins and loads of exciting fruit. Lively, yet refined. These wines are a joy to taste. Giuseppe Bianchini is a master in the vineyards. Best after 2004. 3,900 cases made." - B.S.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
1999

91/100

"Very tight and firm, with hints of fresh flowers, berries and fresh meat. Full-bodied, chewy and silky, with hints of mineral and fruit. Long finish. This is a wine that needs bottle age. Strangely, I like the 1998 better and, of course, the 1997. Best after 2006. 4,100 cases made." - B.S.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
2000

90/100

"Impressive. Lots of jam on the nose, with hints of tobacco. Full-bodied, round and soft, with lots of fruit. Thick and generous. Very well done. Best after 2006. 3,900 cases made." - B.S.                                                             

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
2003

91/100

"A full-bodied red, showing aromas and flavors of dried cherry, vanilla and mild spice, with a meaty note. Full, firm and flavorful. Tight and very concentrated now, but should expand with time. Best after 2010. 2,916 cases made." -B.S.                                                                                                                     

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
2006

95/100

"Silky and elegant, offering cherry, raspberry, currant and violet aromas and flavors. Detailed and firmly structured, with refined tannins and a lingering aftertaste of red fruits. A Brunello of finesse and harmony. Best from 2012 through 2028. 2,900 cases made." - B.S                                                                                                                                        

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
2010

96/100

"The 2010 'Pianrosso' is an absolutely gorgeous single vineyard cru Brunello from Ciacci Piccolomini d'Aragona. It delivers wonderful aromas of fresh blackberries and plums, which are woven together with floral, earthy minerals, aged balsamic and sweet red licorice, all coming together beautifully in the glass. The full body is nicely balanced, supported by ripe tannins and a beautiful fine, silky texture. So pure and elegant as it finesses its way through the long, pretty finish. Not quite as accessible and open as the Brunello normale, so it will require a bit more patience, but that being said there's a lovely future ahead for this Pianrosso and it will be interesting to watch it evolve for years to come. (Best 2017-2034)"

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
2000

RECOMMENDED

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
2001

SILVER MEDAL & RECOMMENDED

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
2003

SILVER MEDAL & RECOMMENDED

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
2004

SILVER MEDAL

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
2010

95/100

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
1995

★★

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
1996

★★

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
1998

★★★

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
1999

★★★

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
2001

★★★

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
2003

★★★

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
2006

★★★

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
2007

★★★

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
2008

★★★

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
1990

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
1995

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
1996

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
1997

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
1998

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
1999

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
2000

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
2001

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
2003

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
2004

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
2007

96/100

"Complex aromas of red fruits, flowers and fresh mushrooms follow through to a full body, with ultra-fine tannins and intense fruit and bright acidity. Goes on for a long, long time. So juicy and fruity. Hints of bitter lemon rind. Give this two or three years more of bottle age."                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
1995

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
1997

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
1998

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
2003

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
2004

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
2006

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
2007

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
2008

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
2001

94/100

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
2003

90/100

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
2008

98/100

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
2010

94/100

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
2008

91/100

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
2007

92/100

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
2007

93/100

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
2004

★★★

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
1999

94/100

"The 1999 Brunello di Montalcino Vigna di Pianrosso is a dark, viscous wine that swirls around the inside of the glass with evident weight and heft. The bouquet is similarly stacked tall with thick renditions of teriyaki sauce, soya, barbecue smoke, crushed granite and chopped herb. Vigna di Pianrosso delivers the proverbial iron first in a velvet glove thanks to its lively, streamlined mouthfeel. Bright acidity keeps the wine on its toes. Decant three hours or more prior to serving. Drink: 2014-2026."

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
1990

94/100

"This wine is a candidate for one of the finest Brunello di Montalcinos of the vintage. A thick looking color suggests considerable intensity and extraction. The huge nose of black truffles, jammy black-cherries, and toasty new oak is followed by a massively-endowed, full-bodied, immensely concentrated wine that tastes almost sweet because of the exceptional ripeness and fruit density. No doubt there is significant tannin lurking beneath the layers of fat and glycerin. This is a terrific Brunello di Montalcino for drinking over the next 20 years. Unfortunately, as with so many great wines, quantities are minuscule."

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
1996

88/100

"The 2006 Brunello di Montalcino Pianrosso offers plenty of richness and density in its soft, caressing fruit. The Pianrosso is made in a decidedly opulent style that pushes the limits of ripeness to the extreme. The wine’s balance is acceptable today, but I am less convinced about the future. Both bottles I tasted were overripe and pruney. This is one of the disappointments among Montalcino’s elite bottlings in 2006. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2018." 

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
2007

93/100

"The 2007 Brunello di Montalcino Pianrosso is fresher, more floral and more delineated than the straight Brunello bottling. There is plenty of Ciacci depth and muscle in the glass. Layers of dark red fruit, crushed flowers, licorice and spices wrap around the intense, deep finish. This is a huge wine with tons of 2007 Castelnuovo character, but also with enough freshness to balance out the wine’s more extroverted leanings. The 2007 is a big improvement over the 2006, which remains an underachiever relative to Ciacci’s historical track record of excellence. Anticipated maturity: 2015-2027."

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
2004

94/100

"The estate’s 2004 Brunello di Montalcino Pianrosso possesses striking depth as endless layers of sweet, perfumed fruit emerge with tons of grace. This, too, is an intense, full-bodied wine. The balance here is utterly exceptional, and the wine’s sheer plumpness makes for a highly rewarding glass of Brunello. Succulent dark cherries, spices, underbrush, minerals and new leather come to life as the wine sits in the glass, yet this remains a backward, structured Brunello in need of serious bottle age. The Pianrosso is a terrific effort from proprietor Paolo Bianchini. Ciacci’s Pianrosso is an old-vines selection that spent 36 months in Slavonian oak. Anticipated maturity: 2014-2024." 

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
2003

92/100

"The 2003 Brunello di Montalcino Vigna Pianrosso is made from the estate’s oldest vineyards. It is vinified along the same line as the regular bottling, but gets a few additional months in cask prior to bottling. This full-bodied, velvety Brunello is endowed with plenty of dark fruit, smoke, iron and tar. The tannins finish big, but the wine appears to have enough depth and length on the palate to provide a good measure of balance. The Pianrosso comes across as surprisingly fresh in this vintage, which should allow it to age more gracefully, if not necessarily longer, than the normal bottling. Anticipated maturity: 2008-2018. Proprietor Paolo Bianchini is upbeat about his 2003 Brunellos. It is the first vintage in which he had the tools to perform a cold soak, which he feels was especially critical in preserving as much freshness as possible in the wines. For the Brunellos, fermentation and maceration lasted several weeks and the wines were aged in cask."

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
1999

94/100

"The 1999 Brunello di Montalcino Vigna di Pianrosso is a dark, viscous wine that swirls around the inside of the glass with evident weight and heft. The bouquet is similarly stacked tall with thick renditions of teriyaki sauce, soya, barbecue smoke, crushed granite and chopped herb. Vigna di Pianrosso delivers the proverbial iron first in a velvet glove thanks to its lively, streamlined mouthfeel. Bright acidity keeps the wine on its toes. Decant three hours or more prior to serving. Drink: 2014-2026."

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
1995

90/100

The 1995 Brunello di Montalcino Vigna di Pianrosso is a full-bodied, backward, seriously-endowed, muscular offering requiring an additional 3-5 years of bottle age. It is not for those who are unable to defer their gratification. The wine exhibits Asian spice, black cherry, and grilled meat aromas and flavors intermixed with dried Provencal herb and underbrush notes. Anticipated maturity: 2004-2016

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
2001

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
2003

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
2007

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
1990

93/100

"Fabulous, traditional Brunello di Montalcino offering great color and masses of mint, berry, mineral and nut aromas and flavors. Full in body and tannins, huge. Needs time. Best after 1999."

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
2012

97/100

This is all about finesse and beauty with such great length and polish. It literally melts in your mouth. Full-bodied yet agile and vivid. So many undertones of cedar, berries, cream and light toffee. Fabulous. Contender for the wine of the vintage.

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
2012

95/100

Ripe black-skinned fruit, underbrush, truffle and dark spice aromas come together in this full-bodied red. The palate is firm and seamless, delivering mature black cherry, raspberry compote, licorice and pipe tobacco flavors with both power and finesse. Tightly knit, polished tannins provide structure. Drink 2022–2032.

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
2012

95/100

Faccino DoctorWine

Da uve sangiovese, matura a lungo in botti di rovere di Slavonia da 20-30 hl. Rubino con riflessi granati. Note di sale rosa e nero, oltre al fruttato rosso e a note evolutive della classicità. Fase gustativa potente con tannini ancora giovanili, croccanti e una trama media che marca le progressione. Un Brunello austero, estremo nella sua classicità, che necessita di una profonda conoscenza della storia aziendale e del vigneto per essere apprezzato in pieno.

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
2012

96/100

Aromas of red - red like the strawberry and sour cherry that dominate on the nose, recurring precisely in the mouth, taking off with a sweet and slightly round dimension that recalls strawberry, and then tapering off on the tonality of pomegranate and rhubarb. A spicy complexity with a touch of star anise. Powdery tannins.

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
2012

94/100

Ciacci Piccolomini d'Aragona is one of the headline estates of Montalcino and the Pianrosso single vineyard is known for its consistency and the steady grace of its performance. The 2012 Brunello di Montalcino Vigna di Pianrosso does not quite reach the heights of the outstanding 2010 vintage. This release comes near in terms of power and purity, although it bears some of the weight of the hot vintage. The darkness of fruit is more pronounced and the tannins are a bit softer. Make no mistake, the thick soils of the Pianrosso site have helped to achieve impressive balance. The long finish offers tobacco, balsam herb and dried fruit. By Monica Larner

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
2012

92+/100

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
2012

16,5/20

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
2012

93/100

This red balances juicy cherry and plum fruit, tobacco and leather accents, and firm yet pliable tannins. As a result, this is vibrant and long, with earth and iron elements emerging on the aftertaste. Best from 2020 through 2033.

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
2012

2 cuori <3 <3

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
2012

HIGHLY RECOMMENDED

92/100

Fully ripe and smoky on the nose, with sweet plum and aniseed. Big and broad in the mouth, with liquorice and woodsmoke notes engraving juicy blackberry fruit. Harmonious, long and impressive. Drink 2020 - 2028.

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
2012

★★★★

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
1999

HIGHLY RECOMMENDED

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
2013

94/100

A wealth of coffee and spice aromas with ripe fruit. Full body and round tannins. Delicious and rich. Flavorful finish. Opulent style. Drink or hold.

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
2012

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso

Prodotto solo nelle annate migliori ed esclusivamente con uve provenienti dai vigneti di Pianrosso è il vino che da sempre rappresenta in modo autorevole il terroir ed il nome dell’azienda.

Da questi vigneti vengono anche selezionate le uve da destinare alla tipologia Riserva.

Vigneti:

11,69 ettari si fregiano della dizione "Pianrosso", situati in terreni di medio impasto e galestro di origine eocenica tra i 240 e i 360 metri s.l.m.

Vitigno:

100% Sangiovese

Vinificazione, fermentazione ed affinamento:

in recipienti di acciaio inox e vasche di cemento vetrificate a temperatura controllata tramite camicie di raffreddamento e piastre ad immersione.

Invecchiamento:

In botti di rovere di Slavonia da 7,5 a 62 hl per circa 3 anni ed un affinamento in bottiglia superiore a 8 mesi.

Colore:

Rosso rubino tendente al granato.

Caratteristiche Organolettiche:

Profumi intensi e complessi. Sensazioni di frutta matura a bacca rossa si completano con svariate note speziate; al gusto è caldo, armonico con tannini pronunciati; un vino di corpo con lunga persistenza gusto-olfattiva che potrà ancora evolversi con un lungo invecchiamento in bottiglia.

Servizio:

Stappare un’ora prima della mescita e servire a 18°C in calice di cristallo a forma "ballon". Le bottiglie vanno conservate al buio, distese al fresco e senza sbalzi di temperatura.

Abbinamento gastronomico:

Ideale con cacciagione arrosto o in umido e con primi piatti con condimento a base delle stesse carni. Ottimo anche con formaggi stagionati.

Note tecniche:

Le bottiglie sono tutelate grazie ad un ologramma anticontraffazione sulla capsula.

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
2010

98/100

"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."                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
2010

94/100

"Rich, with cherry and strawberry notes, tinged by leather, bitter almond and tobacco flavors. Firm and angular, presenting a long, iron- and tea-accented finish. Turns more supple with air, but remains solidly built for the long haul. Best from 2019 through 2033. 2,916 cases made." - B.S.                                                                                                                                                          

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
2010

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
2010

97/100

"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." 

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
1997

97/100

"Very dark ruby-garnet. Intense aromas of ripe fruit, fresh porcini and toasty oak. Full-bodied, with fabulous texture of velvety and complex fruit character. Incredibly long. I have always loved this wine. I like it better than the riserva in 1997.--1997 Italian blind retrospective. Drink now through 2017. 2,500 cases made." - B.S.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
2001

92/100

"This is gorgeous with seductive cedar, tobacco, berry and Indian spices on the nose. Medium- to full-bodied, with fine tannins and a tobacco, coffee and berry aftertaste. Refined. Best after 2007. 4,000 cases made."- B.S.                                                                                                 

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
2004

92/100

"Very fruity aromas of raspberry, plum and fresh flowers lead to a full-bodied palate, with round, soft tannins and lots of juicy, delicious fruit. Very attractive. Hard not to drink it now. Best from 2010 through 2015. 4,400 cases made." - B.S                                                                                                              

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
2007

92/100

"A mix of cherry, strawberry, earth, iron and dried beef aromas and flavors make this complex in a lighter style. Balanced between the fruit, moderate acidity and tannins. Very elegant. Best from 2014 through 2028. 2,900 cases made." - B.S.                                                                                                 

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
2008

91/100

"Graphite and cedar aromas lead off in this cherry-, strawberry- and licorice-flavored red. This is firm, with quiet intensity and a dense, spice-infused finish. Best from 2015 through 2030. 2,900 cases made. "   - B.S.                                                                                                              

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
2003

91/100

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
2001

91/100

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
2006

96/100

"This is a very rich Sangiovese on the nose with dried black cherries and strawberries. Lots of dark chocolate too. Loads of black chocolate cake and dried coffee cake character. Full and very powerful. Lots of ripe tannins. Goes on for minutes. Better in 2014."                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
2008

93/100

"Aromas of dried cherries and plums with hints of flowers follow through to a full body with velvety tannins and a juicy, meaty, fruity aftertaste. Turns to chocolate powder as well. Drink or hold."                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
2008

91/100

"The 2008 Brunello di Montalcino Pianrosso is more layered, perfumed and subtle than the straight Brunello. Freshly cut flowers, dark red fruit, licorice, spices and menthol are all layered together nicely in the glass. A wine of considerable texture and depth, the 2008 Pianrosso should drink well for at least a handful of years. There is no shortage of depth, richness or complexity in this fine effort. This is an especially concentrated style for the year, but it works. Anticipated maturity: 2016-2025." 

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
2004

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
1990

93/100

"Fabulous, traditional Brunello di Montalcino offering great color and masses of mint, berry, mineral and nut aromas and flavors. Full in body and tannins, huge. Needs time. Best after 1999." -B.S.                                                                                                                                                                                                                 

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
1993

85/100

"Delicate and traditional, with floral, berry and leather aromas and flavors. Medium in body, with medium tannins and a light, crisp finish. Drink now. 1,250 cases made." - B.S.

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
1994

90/100

"Very aromatic wine, with dried berries and cherries throughout. Medium- to full-bodied, with very soft, round tannins and a long, long finish. An absolute joy to drink. Drink now. 800 cases made." - B.S.                                                                                                                                                                                             

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
1995

84/100

"Papery, with plum, leaf and herb aromas. Medium-bodied, with medium tannins and a short finish. Drink now. 1,900 cases made."  -B.S.                                                                                   

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
1998

93/100

"Wild berry, cherry and floral aromas to this Brunello. Full-bodied, with big, silky tannins and loads of exciting fruit. Lively, yet refined. These wines are a joy to taste. Giuseppe Bianchini is a master in the vineyards. Best after 2004. 3,900 cases made." - B.S.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
1999

91/100

"Very tight and firm, with hints of fresh flowers, berries and fresh meat. Full-bodied, chewy and silky, with hints of mineral and fruit. Long finish. This is a wine that needs bottle age. Strangely, I like the 1998 better and, of course, the 1997. Best after 2006. 4,100 cases made." - B.S.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
2000

90/100

"Impressive. Lots of jam on the nose, with hints of tobacco. Full-bodied, round and soft, with lots of fruit. Thick and generous. Very well done. Best after 2006. 3,900 cases made." - B.S.                                                             

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
2003

91/100

"A full-bodied red, showing aromas and flavors of dried cherry, vanilla and mild spice, with a meaty note. Full, firm and flavorful. Tight and very concentrated now, but should expand with time. Best after 2010. 2,916 cases made." -B.S.                                                                                                                     

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
2006

95/100

"Silky and elegant, offering cherry, raspberry, currant and violet aromas and flavors. Detailed and firmly structured, with refined tannins and a lingering aftertaste of red fruits. A Brunello of finesse and harmony. Best from 2012 through 2028. 2,900 cases made." - B.S                                                                                                                                        

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
2010

96/100

"The 2010 'Pianrosso' is an absolutely gorgeous single vineyard cru Brunello from Ciacci Piccolomini d'Aragona. It delivers wonderful aromas of fresh blackberries and plums, which are woven together with floral, earthy minerals, aged balsamic and sweet red licorice, all coming together beautifully in the glass. The full body is nicely balanced, supported by ripe tannins and a beautiful fine, silky texture. So pure and elegant as it finesses its way through the long, pretty finish. Not quite as accessible and open as the Brunello normale, so it will require a bit more patience, but that being said there's a lovely future ahead for this Pianrosso and it will be interesting to watch it evolve for years to come. (Best 2017-2034)"

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
2000

RECOMMENDED

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
2001

SILVER MEDAL & RECOMMENDED

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
2003

SILVER MEDAL & RECOMMENDED

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
2004

SILVER MEDAL

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
2010

95/100

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
1995

★★

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
1996

★★

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
1998

★★★

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
1999

★★★

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
2001

★★★

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
2003

★★★

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
2006

★★★

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
2007

★★★

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
2008

★★★

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
1990

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
1995

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
1996

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
1997

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
1998

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
1999

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
2000

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
2001

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
2003

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
2004

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
2007

96/100

"Complex aromas of red fruits, flowers and fresh mushrooms follow through to a full body, with ultra-fine tannins and intense fruit and bright acidity. Goes on for a long, long time. So juicy and fruity. Hints of bitter lemon rind. Give this two or three years more of bottle age."                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
1995

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
1997

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
1998

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
2003

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
2004

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
2006

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
2007

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
2008

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
2001

94/100

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
2003

90/100

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
2008

98/100

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
2010

94/100

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
2008

91/100

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
2007

92/100

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
2007

93/100

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
2004

★★★

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
1999

94/100

"The 1999 Brunello di Montalcino Vigna di Pianrosso is a dark, viscous wine that swirls around the inside of the glass with evident weight and heft. The bouquet is similarly stacked tall with thick renditions of teriyaki sauce, soya, barbecue smoke, crushed granite and chopped herb. Vigna di Pianrosso delivers the proverbial iron first in a velvet glove thanks to its lively, streamlined mouthfeel. Bright acidity keeps the wine on its toes. Decant three hours or more prior to serving. Drink: 2014-2026."

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
1990

94/100

"This wine is a candidate for one of the finest Brunello di Montalcinos of the vintage. A thick looking color suggests considerable intensity and extraction. The huge nose of black truffles, jammy black-cherries, and toasty new oak is followed by a massively-endowed, full-bodied, immensely concentrated wine that tastes almost sweet because of the exceptional ripeness and fruit density. No doubt there is significant tannin lurking beneath the layers of fat and glycerin. This is a terrific Brunello di Montalcino for drinking over the next 20 years. Unfortunately, as with so many great wines, quantities are minuscule."

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
1996

88/100

"The 2006 Brunello di Montalcino Pianrosso offers plenty of richness and density in its soft, caressing fruit. The Pianrosso is made in a decidedly opulent style that pushes the limits of ripeness to the extreme. The wine’s balance is acceptable today, but I am less convinced about the future. Both bottles I tasted were overripe and pruney. This is one of the disappointments among Montalcino’s elite bottlings in 2006. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2018." 

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
2007

93/100

"The 2007 Brunello di Montalcino Pianrosso is fresher, more floral and more delineated than the straight Brunello bottling. There is plenty of Ciacci depth and muscle in the glass. Layers of dark red fruit, crushed flowers, licorice and spices wrap around the intense, deep finish. This is a huge wine with tons of 2007 Castelnuovo character, but also with enough freshness to balance out the wine’s more extroverted leanings. The 2007 is a big improvement over the 2006, which remains an underachiever relative to Ciacci’s historical track record of excellence. Anticipated maturity: 2015-2027."

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
2004

94/100

"The estate’s 2004 Brunello di Montalcino Pianrosso possesses striking depth as endless layers of sweet, perfumed fruit emerge with tons of grace. This, too, is an intense, full-bodied wine. The balance here is utterly exceptional, and the wine’s sheer plumpness makes for a highly rewarding glass of Brunello. Succulent dark cherries, spices, underbrush, minerals and new leather come to life as the wine sits in the glass, yet this remains a backward, structured Brunello in need of serious bottle age. The Pianrosso is a terrific effort from proprietor Paolo Bianchini. Ciacci’s Pianrosso is an old-vines selection that spent 36 months in Slavonian oak. Anticipated maturity: 2014-2024." 

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
2003

92/100

"The 2003 Brunello di Montalcino Vigna Pianrosso is made from the estate’s oldest vineyards. It is vinified along the same line as the regular bottling, but gets a few additional months in cask prior to bottling. This full-bodied, velvety Brunello is endowed with plenty of dark fruit, smoke, iron and tar. The tannins finish big, but the wine appears to have enough depth and length on the palate to provide a good measure of balance. The Pianrosso comes across as surprisingly fresh in this vintage, which should allow it to age more gracefully, if not necessarily longer, than the normal bottling. Anticipated maturity: 2008-2018. Proprietor Paolo Bianchini is upbeat about his 2003 Brunellos. It is the first vintage in which he had the tools to perform a cold soak, which he feels was especially critical in preserving as much freshness as possible in the wines. For the Brunellos, fermentation and maceration lasted several weeks and the wines were aged in cask."

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
1999

94/100

"The 1999 Brunello di Montalcino Vigna di Pianrosso is a dark, viscous wine that swirls around the inside of the glass with evident weight and heft. The bouquet is similarly stacked tall with thick renditions of teriyaki sauce, soya, barbecue smoke, crushed granite and chopped herb. Vigna di Pianrosso delivers the proverbial iron first in a velvet glove thanks to its lively, streamlined mouthfeel. Bright acidity keeps the wine on its toes. Decant three hours or more prior to serving. Drink: 2014-2026."

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
1995

90/100

The 1995 Brunello di Montalcino Vigna di Pianrosso is a full-bodied, backward, seriously-endowed, muscular offering requiring an additional 3-5 years of bottle age. It is not for those who are unable to defer their gratification. The wine exhibits Asian spice, black cherry, and grilled meat aromas and flavors intermixed with dried Provencal herb and underbrush notes. Anticipated maturity: 2004-2016

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
2001

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
2003

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
2007

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
1990

93/100

"Fabulous, traditional Brunello di Montalcino offering great color and masses of mint, berry, mineral and nut aromas and flavors. Full in body and tannins, huge. Needs time. Best after 1999."

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
2012

97/100

This is all about finesse and beauty with such great length and polish. It literally melts in your mouth. Full-bodied yet agile and vivid. So many undertones of cedar, berries, cream and light toffee. Fabulous. Contender for the wine of the vintage.

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
2012

95/100

Ripe black-skinned fruit, underbrush, truffle and dark spice aromas come together in this full-bodied red. The palate is firm and seamless, delivering mature black cherry, raspberry compote, licorice and pipe tobacco flavors with both power and finesse. Tightly knit, polished tannins provide structure. Drink 2022–2032.

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
2012

95/100

Faccino DoctorWine

Da uve sangiovese, matura a lungo in botti di rovere di Slavonia da 20-30 hl. Rubino con riflessi granati. Note di sale rosa e nero, oltre al fruttato rosso e a note evolutive della classicità. Fase gustativa potente con tannini ancora giovanili, croccanti e una trama media che marca le progressione. Un Brunello austero, estremo nella sua classicità, che necessita di una profonda conoscenza della storia aziendale e del vigneto per essere apprezzato in pieno.

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
2012

96/100

Aromas of red - red like the strawberry and sour cherry that dominate on the nose, recurring precisely in the mouth, taking off with a sweet and slightly round dimension that recalls strawberry, and then tapering off on the tonality of pomegranate and rhubarb. A spicy complexity with a touch of star anise. Powdery tannins.

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
2012

94/100

Ciacci Piccolomini d'Aragona is one of the headline estates of Montalcino and the Pianrosso single vineyard is known for its consistency and the steady grace of its performance. The 2012 Brunello di Montalcino Vigna di Pianrosso does not quite reach the heights of the outstanding 2010 vintage. This release comes near in terms of power and purity, although it bears some of the weight of the hot vintage. The darkness of fruit is more pronounced and the tannins are a bit softer. Make no mistake, the thick soils of the Pianrosso site have helped to achieve impressive balance. The long finish offers tobacco, balsam herb and dried fruit. By Monica Larner

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
2012

92+/100

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
2012

16,5/20

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
2012

93/100

This red balances juicy cherry and plum fruit, tobacco and leather accents, and firm yet pliable tannins. As a result, this is vibrant and long, with earth and iron elements emerging on the aftertaste. Best from 2020 through 2033.

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
2012

2 cuori <3 <3

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
2012

HIGHLY RECOMMENDED

92/100

Fully ripe and smoky on the nose, with sweet plum and aniseed. Big and broad in the mouth, with liquorice and woodsmoke notes engraving juicy blackberry fruit. Harmonious, long and impressive. Drink 2020 - 2028.

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
2012

★★★★

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
1999

HIGHLY RECOMMENDED

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
2013

94/100

A wealth of coffee and spice aromas with ripe fruit. Full body and round tannins. Delicious and rich. Flavorful finish. Opulent style. Drink or hold.

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
2012

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso

Prodotto solo nelle annate migliori ed esclusivamente con uve provenienti dai vigneti di Pianrosso è il vino che da sempre rappresenta in modo autorevole il terroir ed il nome dell’azienda.

Da questi vigneti vengono anche selezionate le uve da destinare alla tipologia Riserva.

Vigneti:

11,69 ettari si fregiano della dizione "Pianrosso", situati in terreni di medio impasto e galestro di origine eocenica tra i 240 e i 360 metri s.l.m.

Vitigno:

100% Sangiovese

Vinificazione, fermentazione ed affinamento:

in recipienti di acciaio inox e vasche di cemento vetrificate a temperatura controllata tramite camicie di raffreddamento e piastre ad immersione.

Invecchiamento:

In botti di rovere di Slavonia da 20 a 62 hl per circa 3 anni ed un affinamento in bottiglia superiore a 8 mesi.

Colore:

Rosso rubino tendente al granato.

Caratteristiche Organolettiche:

Profumi intensi e complessi. Sensazioni di frutta matura a bacca rossa si completano con svariate note speziate; al gusto è caldo, armonico con tannini pronunciati; un vino di corpo con lunga persistenza gusto-olfattiva che potrà ancora evolversi con un lungo invecchiamento in bottiglia.

Servizio:

Stappare un’ora prima della mescita e servire a 18°C in calice di cristallo a forma "ballon". Le bottiglie vanno conservate al buio, distese al fresco e senza sbalzi di temperatura.

Abbinamento gastronomico:

Ideale con cacciagione arrosto o in umido e con primi piatti con condimento a base delle stesse carni. Ottimo anche con formaggi stagionati.

Note tecniche:

Le bottiglie sono tutelate grazie ad un ologramma anticontraffazione sulla capsula.

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
2010

98/100

"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."                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
2010

94/100

"Rich, with cherry and strawberry notes, tinged by leather, bitter almond and tobacco flavors. Firm and angular, presenting a long, iron- and tea-accented finish. Turns more supple with air, but remains solidly built for the long haul. Best from 2019 through 2033. 2,916 cases made." - B.S.                                                                                                                                                          

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
2010

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
2010

97/100

"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." 

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
1997

97/100

"Very dark ruby-garnet. Intense aromas of ripe fruit, fresh porcini and toasty oak. Full-bodied, with fabulous texture of velvety and complex fruit character. Incredibly long. I have always loved this wine. I like it better than the riserva in 1997.--1997 Italian blind retrospective. Drink now through 2017. 2,500 cases made." - B.S.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
2001

92/100

"This is gorgeous with seductive cedar, tobacco, berry and Indian spices on the nose. Medium- to full-bodied, with fine tannins and a tobacco, coffee and berry aftertaste. Refined. Best after 2007. 4,000 cases made."- B.S.                                                                                                 

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
2004

92/100

"Very fruity aromas of raspberry, plum and fresh flowers lead to a full-bodied palate, with round, soft tannins and lots of juicy, delicious fruit. Very attractive. Hard not to drink it now. Best from 2010 through 2015. 4,400 cases made." - B.S                                                                                                              

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
2007

92/100

"A mix of cherry, strawberry, earth, iron and dried beef aromas and flavors make this complex in a lighter style. Balanced between the fruit, moderate acidity and tannins. Very elegant. Best from 2014 through 2028. 2,900 cases made." - B.S.                                                                                                 

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
2008

91/100

"Graphite and cedar aromas lead off in this cherry-, strawberry- and licorice-flavored red. This is firm, with quiet intensity and a dense, spice-infused finish. Best from 2015 through 2030. 2,900 cases made. "   - B.S.                                                                                                              

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
2003

91/100

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
2001

91/100

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
2006

96/100

"This is a very rich Sangiovese on the nose with dried black cherries and strawberries. Lots of dark chocolate too. Loads of black chocolate cake and dried coffee cake character. Full and very powerful. Lots of ripe tannins. Goes on for minutes. Better in 2014."                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
2008

93/100

"Aromas of dried cherries and plums with hints of flowers follow through to a full body with velvety tannins and a juicy, meaty, fruity aftertaste. Turns to chocolate powder as well. Drink or hold."                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
2008

91/100

"The 2008 Brunello di Montalcino Pianrosso is more layered, perfumed and subtle than the straight Brunello. Freshly cut flowers, dark red fruit, licorice, spices and menthol are all layered together nicely in the glass. A wine of considerable texture and depth, the 2008 Pianrosso should drink well for at least a handful of years. There is no shortage of depth, richness or complexity in this fine effort. This is an especially concentrated style for the year, but it works. Anticipated maturity: 2016-2025." 

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
2004

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
1990

93/100

"Fabulous, traditional Brunello di Montalcino offering great color and masses of mint, berry, mineral and nut aromas and flavors. Full in body and tannins, huge. Needs time. Best after 1999." -B.S.                                                                                                                                                                                                                 

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
1993

85/100

"Delicate and traditional, with floral, berry and leather aromas and flavors. Medium in body, with medium tannins and a light, crisp finish. Drink now. 1,250 cases made." - B.S.

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
1994

90/100

"Very aromatic wine, with dried berries and cherries throughout. Medium- to full-bodied, with very soft, round tannins and a long, long finish. An absolute joy to drink. Drink now. 800 cases made." - B.S.                                                                                                                                                                                             

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
1995

84/100

"Papery, with plum, leaf and herb aromas. Medium-bodied, with medium tannins and a short finish. Drink now. 1,900 cases made."  -B.S.                                                                                   

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
1998

93/100

"Wild berry, cherry and floral aromas to this Brunello. Full-bodied, with big, silky tannins and loads of exciting fruit. Lively, yet refined. These wines are a joy to taste. Giuseppe Bianchini is a master in the vineyards. Best after 2004. 3,900 cases made." - B.S.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
1999

91/100

"Very tight and firm, with hints of fresh flowers, berries and fresh meat. Full-bodied, chewy and silky, with hints of mineral and fruit. Long finish. This is a wine that needs bottle age. Strangely, I like the 1998 better and, of course, the 1997. Best after 2006. 4,100 cases made." - B.S.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
2000

90/100

"Impressive. Lots of jam on the nose, with hints of tobacco. Full-bodied, round and soft, with lots of fruit. Thick and generous. Very well done. Best after 2006. 3,900 cases made." - B.S.                                                             

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
2003

91/100

"A full-bodied red, showing aromas and flavors of dried cherry, vanilla and mild spice, with a meaty note. Full, firm and flavorful. Tight and very concentrated now, but should expand with time. Best after 2010. 2,916 cases made." -B.S.                                                                                                                     

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
2006

95/100

"Silky and elegant, offering cherry, raspberry, currant and violet aromas and flavors. Detailed and firmly structured, with refined tannins and a lingering aftertaste of red fruits. A Brunello of finesse and harmony. Best from 2012 through 2028. 2,900 cases made." - B.S                                                                                                                                        

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
2010

96/100

"The 2010 'Pianrosso' is an absolutely gorgeous single vineyard cru Brunello from Ciacci Piccolomini d'Aragona. It delivers wonderful aromas of fresh blackberries and plums, which are woven together with floral, earthy minerals, aged balsamic and sweet red licorice, all coming together beautifully in the glass. The full body is nicely balanced, supported by ripe tannins and a beautiful fine, silky texture. So pure and elegant as it finesses its way through the long, pretty finish. Not quite as accessible and open as the Brunello normale, so it will require a bit more patience, but that being said there's a lovely future ahead for this Pianrosso and it will be interesting to watch it evolve for years to come. (Best 2017-2034)"

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
2000

RECOMMENDED

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
2001

SILVER MEDAL & RECOMMENDED

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
2003

SILVER MEDAL & RECOMMENDED

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
2004

SILVER MEDAL

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
2010

95/100

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
1995

★★

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
1996

★★

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
1998

★★★

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
1999

★★★

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
2001

★★★

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
2003

★★★

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
2006

★★★

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
2007

★★★

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
2008

★★★

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
1990

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
1995

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
1996

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
1997

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
1998

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
1999

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
2000

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
2001

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
2003

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
2004

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
2007

96/100

"Complex aromas of red fruits, flowers and fresh mushrooms follow through to a full body, with ultra-fine tannins and intense fruit and bright acidity. Goes on for a long, long time. So juicy and fruity. Hints of bitter lemon rind. Give this two or three years more of bottle age."                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
1995

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
1997

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
1998

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
2003

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
2004

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
2006

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
2007

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
2008

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
2001

94/100

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
2003

90/100

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
2008

98/100

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
2010

94/100

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
2008

91/100

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
2007

92/100

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
2007

93/100

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
2004

★★★

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
1999

94/100

"The 1999 Brunello di Montalcino Vigna di Pianrosso is a dark, viscous wine that swirls around the inside of the glass with evident weight and heft. The bouquet is similarly stacked tall with thick renditions of teriyaki sauce, soya, barbecue smoke, crushed granite and chopped herb. Vigna di Pianrosso delivers the proverbial iron first in a velvet glove thanks to its lively, streamlined mouthfeel. Bright acidity keeps the wine on its toes. Decant three hours or more prior to serving. Drink: 2014-2026."

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
1990

94/100

"This wine is a candidate for one of the finest Brunello di Montalcinos of the vintage. A thick looking color suggests considerable intensity and extraction. The huge nose of black truffles, jammy black-cherries, and toasty new oak is followed by a massively-endowed, full-bodied, immensely concentrated wine that tastes almost sweet because of the exceptional ripeness and fruit density. No doubt there is significant tannin lurking beneath the layers of fat and glycerin. This is a terrific Brunello di Montalcino for drinking over the next 20 years. Unfortunately, as with so many great wines, quantities are minuscule."

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
1996

88/100

"The 2006 Brunello di Montalcino Pianrosso offers plenty of richness and density in its soft, caressing fruit. The Pianrosso is made in a decidedly opulent style that pushes the limits of ripeness to the extreme. The wine’s balance is acceptable today, but I am less convinced about the future. Both bottles I tasted were overripe and pruney. This is one of the disappointments among Montalcino’s elite bottlings in 2006. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2018." 

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
2007

93/100

"The 2007 Brunello di Montalcino Pianrosso is fresher, more floral and more delineated than the straight Brunello bottling. There is plenty of Ciacci depth and muscle in the glass. Layers of dark red fruit, crushed flowers, licorice and spices wrap around the intense, deep finish. This is a huge wine with tons of 2007 Castelnuovo character, but also with enough freshness to balance out the wine’s more extroverted leanings. The 2007 is a big improvement over the 2006, which remains an underachiever relative to Ciacci’s historical track record of excellence. Anticipated maturity: 2015-2027."

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
2004

94/100

"The estate’s 2004 Brunello di Montalcino Pianrosso possesses striking depth as endless layers of sweet, perfumed fruit emerge with tons of grace. This, too, is an intense, full-bodied wine. The balance here is utterly exceptional, and the wine’s sheer plumpness makes for a highly rewarding glass of Brunello. Succulent dark cherries, spices, underbrush, minerals and new leather come to life as the wine sits in the glass, yet this remains a backward, structured Brunello in need of serious bottle age. The Pianrosso is a terrific effort from proprietor Paolo Bianchini. Ciacci’s Pianrosso is an old-vines selection that spent 36 months in Slavonian oak. Anticipated maturity: 2014-2024." 

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
2003

92/100

"The 2003 Brunello di Montalcino Vigna Pianrosso is made from the estate’s oldest vineyards. It is vinified along the same line as the regular bottling, but gets a few additional months in cask prior to bottling. This full-bodied, velvety Brunello is endowed with plenty of dark fruit, smoke, iron and tar. The tannins finish big, but the wine appears to have enough depth and length on the palate to provide a good measure of balance. The Pianrosso comes across as surprisingly fresh in this vintage, which should allow it to age more gracefully, if not necessarily longer, than the normal bottling. Anticipated maturity: 2008-2018. Proprietor Paolo Bianchini is upbeat about his 2003 Brunellos. It is the first vintage in which he had the tools to perform a cold soak, which he feels was especially critical in preserving as much freshness as possible in the wines. For the Brunellos, fermentation and maceration lasted several weeks and the wines were aged in cask."

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
1999

94/100

"The 1999 Brunello di Montalcino Vigna di Pianrosso is a dark, viscous wine that swirls around the inside of the glass with evident weight and heft. The bouquet is similarly stacked tall with thick renditions of teriyaki sauce, soya, barbecue smoke, crushed granite and chopped herb. Vigna di Pianrosso delivers the proverbial iron first in a velvet glove thanks to its lively, streamlined mouthfeel. Bright acidity keeps the wine on its toes. Decant three hours or more prior to serving. Drink: 2014-2026."

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
1995

90/100

The 1995 Brunello di Montalcino Vigna di Pianrosso is a full-bodied, backward, seriously-endowed, muscular offering requiring an additional 3-5 years of bottle age. It is not for those who are unable to defer their gratification. The wine exhibits Asian spice, black cherry, and grilled meat aromas and flavors intermixed with dried Provencal herb and underbrush notes. Anticipated maturity: 2004-2016

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
2001

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
2003

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
2007

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
1990

93/100

"Fabulous, traditional Brunello di Montalcino offering great color and masses of mint, berry, mineral and nut aromas and flavors. Full in body and tannins, huge. Needs time. Best after 1999."

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
2012

97/100

This is all about finesse and beauty with such great length and polish. It literally melts in your mouth. Full-bodied yet agile and vivid. So many undertones of cedar, berries, cream and light toffee. Fabulous. Contender for the wine of the vintage.

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
2012

95/100

Ripe black-skinned fruit, underbrush, truffle and dark spice aromas come together in this full-bodied red. The palate is firm and seamless, delivering mature black cherry, raspberry compote, licorice and pipe tobacco flavors with both power and finesse. Tightly knit, polished tannins provide structure. Drink 2022–2032.

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
2012

95/100

Faccino DoctorWine

Da uve sangiovese, matura a lungo in botti di rovere di Slavonia da 20-30 hl. Rubino con riflessi granati. Note di sale rosa e nero, oltre al fruttato rosso e a note evolutive della classicità. Fase gustativa potente con tannini ancora giovanili, croccanti e una trama media che marca le progressione. Un Brunello austero, estremo nella sua classicità, che necessita di una profonda conoscenza della storia aziendale e del vigneto per essere apprezzato in pieno.

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
2012

96/100

Aromas of red - red like the strawberry and sour cherry that dominate on the nose, recurring precisely in the mouth, taking off with a sweet and slightly round dimension that recalls strawberry, and then tapering off on the tonality of pomegranate and rhubarb. A spicy complexity with a touch of star anise. Powdery tannins.

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
2012

94/100

Ciacci Piccolomini d'Aragona is one of the headline estates of Montalcino and the Pianrosso single vineyard is known for its consistency and the steady grace of its performance. The 2012 Brunello di Montalcino Vigna di Pianrosso does not quite reach the heights of the outstanding 2010 vintage. This release comes near in terms of power and purity, although it bears some of the weight of the hot vintage. The darkness of fruit is more pronounced and the tannins are a bit softer. Make no mistake, the thick soils of the Pianrosso site have helped to achieve impressive balance. The long finish offers tobacco, balsam herb and dried fruit. By Monica Larner

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
2012

92+/100

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
2012

16,5/20

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
2012

93/100

This red balances juicy cherry and plum fruit, tobacco and leather accents, and firm yet pliable tannins. As a result, this is vibrant and long, with earth and iron elements emerging on the aftertaste. Best from 2020 through 2033.

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
2012

2 cuori <3 <3

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
2012

HIGHLY RECOMMENDED

92/100

Fully ripe and smoky on the nose, with sweet plum and aniseed. Big and broad in the mouth, with liquorice and woodsmoke notes engraving juicy blackberry fruit. Harmonious, long and impressive. Drink 2020 - 2028.

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
2012

★★★★

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
1999

HIGHLY RECOMMENDED

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
2013

94/100

A wealth of coffee and spice aromas with ripe fruit. Full body and round tannins. Delicious and rich. Flavorful finish. Opulent style. Drink or hold.

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
2012

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso

Prodotto solo nelle annate migliori ed esclusivamente con uve provenienti dai vigneti di Pianrosso è il vino che da sempre rappresenta in modo autorevole il terroir ed il nome dell’azienda.

Da questi vigneti vengono anche selezionate le uve da destinare alla tipologia Riserva.

Vigneti:

11,69 ettari si fregiano della dizione "Pianrosso", situati in terreni di medio impasto e galestro di origine eocenica tra i 240 e i 360 metri s.l.m.

Vitigno:

100% Sangiovese

Vinificazione, fermentazione ed affinamento:

in recipienti di acciaio inox e vasche di cemento vetrificate a temperatura controllata tramite camicie di raffreddamento e piastre ad immersione.

Invecchiamento:

In botti di rovere di Slavonia da 20 a 62 hl per circa 3 anni ed un affinamento in bottiglia superiore a 8 mesi.

Colore:

Rosso rubino tendente al granato.

Caratteristiche Organolettiche:

Profumi intensi e complessi. Sensazioni di frutta matura a bacca rossa si completano con svariate note speziate; al gusto è caldo, armonico con tannini pronunciati; un vino di corpo con lunga persistenza gusto-olfattiva che potrà ancora evolversi con un lungo invecchiamento in bottiglia.

Servizio:

Stappare un’ora prima della mescita e servire a 18°C in calice di cristallo a forma "ballon". Le bottiglie vanno conservate al buio, distese al fresco e senza sbalzi di temperatura.

Abbinamento gastronomico:

Ideale con cacciagione arrosto o in umido e con primi piatti con condimento a base delle stesse carni. Ottimo anche con formaggi stagionati.

Note tecniche:

Le bottiglie sono tutelate grazie ad un ologramma anticontraffazione sulla capsula.

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
2010

98/100

"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."                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
2010

94/100

"Rich, with cherry and strawberry notes, tinged by leather, bitter almond and tobacco flavors. Firm and angular, presenting a long, iron- and tea-accented finish. Turns more supple with air, but remains solidly built for the long haul. Best from 2019 through 2033. 2,916 cases made." - B.S.                                                                                                                                                          

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
2010

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
2010

97/100

"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." 

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
1997

97/100

"Very dark ruby-garnet. Intense aromas of ripe fruit, fresh porcini and toasty oak. Full-bodied, with fabulous texture of velvety and complex fruit character. Incredibly long. I have always loved this wine. I like it better than the riserva in 1997.--1997 Italian blind retrospective. Drink now through 2017. 2,500 cases made." - B.S.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
2001

92/100

"This is gorgeous with seductive cedar, tobacco, berry and Indian spices on the nose. Medium- to full-bodied, with fine tannins and a tobacco, coffee and berry aftertaste. Refined. Best after 2007. 4,000 cases made."- B.S.                                                                                                 

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
2004

92/100

"Very fruity aromas of raspberry, plum and fresh flowers lead to a full-bodied palate, with round, soft tannins and lots of juicy, delicious fruit. Very attractive. Hard not to drink it now. Best from 2010 through 2015. 4,400 cases made." - B.S                                                                                                              

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
2007

92/100

"A mix of cherry, strawberry, earth, iron and dried beef aromas and flavors make this complex in a lighter style. Balanced between the fruit, moderate acidity and tannins. Very elegant. Best from 2014 through 2028. 2,900 cases made." - B.S.                                                                                                 

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
2008

91/100

"Graphite and cedar aromas lead off in this cherry-, strawberry- and licorice-flavored red. This is firm, with quiet intensity and a dense, spice-infused finish. Best from 2015 through 2030. 2,900 cases made. "   - B.S.                                                                                                              

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
2003

91/100

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
2001

91/100

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
2006

96/100

"This is a very rich Sangiovese on the nose with dried black cherries and strawberries. Lots of dark chocolate too. Loads of black chocolate cake and dried coffee cake character. Full and very powerful. Lots of ripe tannins. Goes on for minutes. Better in 2014."                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
2008

93/100

"Aromas of dried cherries and plums with hints of flowers follow through to a full body with velvety tannins and a juicy, meaty, fruity aftertaste. Turns to chocolate powder as well. Drink or hold."                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
2008

91/100

"The 2008 Brunello di Montalcino Pianrosso is more layered, perfumed and subtle than the straight Brunello. Freshly cut flowers, dark red fruit, licorice, spices and menthol are all layered together nicely in the glass. A wine of considerable texture and depth, the 2008 Pianrosso should drink well for at least a handful of years. There is no shortage of depth, richness or complexity in this fine effort. This is an especially concentrated style for the year, but it works. Anticipated maturity: 2016-2025." 

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
2004

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
1990

93/100

"Fabulous, traditional Brunello di Montalcino offering great color and masses of mint, berry, mineral and nut aromas and flavors. Full in body and tannins, huge. Needs time. Best after 1999." -B.S.                                                                                                                                                                                                                 

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
1993

85/100

"Delicate and traditional, with floral, berry and leather aromas and flavors. Medium in body, with medium tannins and a light, crisp finish. Drink now. 1,250 cases made." - B.S.

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
1994

90/100

"Very aromatic wine, with dried berries and cherries throughout. Medium- to full-bodied, with very soft, round tannins and a long, long finish. An absolute joy to drink. Drink now. 800 cases made." - B.S.                                                                                                                                                                                             

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
1995

84/100

"Papery, with plum, leaf and herb aromas. Medium-bodied, with medium tannins and a short finish. Drink now. 1,900 cases made."  -B.S.                                                                                   

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
1998

93/100

"Wild berry, cherry and floral aromas to this Brunello. Full-bodied, with big, silky tannins and loads of exciting fruit. Lively, yet refined. These wines are a joy to taste. Giuseppe Bianchini is a master in the vineyards. Best after 2004. 3,900 cases made." - B.S.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
1999

91/100

"Very tight and firm, with hints of fresh flowers, berries and fresh meat. Full-bodied, chewy and silky, with hints of mineral and fruit. Long finish. This is a wine that needs bottle age. Strangely, I like the 1998 better and, of course, the 1997. Best after 2006. 4,100 cases made." - B.S.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
2000

90/100

"Impressive. Lots of jam on the nose, with hints of tobacco. Full-bodied, round and soft, with lots of fruit. Thick and generous. Very well done. Best after 2006. 3,900 cases made." - B.S.                                                             

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
2003

91/100

"A full-bodied red, showing aromas and flavors of dried cherry, vanilla and mild spice, with a meaty note. Full, firm and flavorful. Tight and very concentrated now, but should expand with time. Best after 2010. 2,916 cases made." -B.S.                                                                                                                     

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
2006

95/100

"Silky and elegant, offering cherry, raspberry, currant and violet aromas and flavors. Detailed and firmly structured, with refined tannins and a lingering aftertaste of red fruits. A Brunello of finesse and harmony. Best from 2012 through 2028. 2,900 cases made." - B.S                                                                                                                                        

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
2010

96/100

"The 2010 'Pianrosso' is an absolutely gorgeous single vineyard cru Brunello from Ciacci Piccolomini d'Aragona. It delivers wonderful aromas of fresh blackberries and plums, which are woven together with floral, earthy minerals, aged balsamic and sweet red licorice, all coming together beautifully in the glass. The full body is nicely balanced, supported by ripe tannins and a beautiful fine, silky texture. So pure and elegant as it finesses its way through the long, pretty finish. Not quite as accessible and open as the Brunello normale, so it will require a bit more patience, but that being said there's a lovely future ahead for this Pianrosso and it will be interesting to watch it evolve for years to come. (Best 2017-2034)"

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
2000

RECOMMENDED

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
2001

SILVER MEDAL & RECOMMENDED

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
2003

SILVER MEDAL & RECOMMENDED

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
2004

SILVER MEDAL

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
2010

95/100

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
1995

★★

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
1996

★★

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
1998

★★★

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
1999

★★★

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
2001

★★★

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
2003

★★★

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
2006

★★★

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
2007

★★★

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
2008

★★★

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
1990

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
1995

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
1996

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
1997

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
1998

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
1999

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
2000

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
2001

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
2003

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
2004

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
2007

96/100

"Complex aromas of red fruits, flowers and fresh mushrooms follow through to a full body, with ultra-fine tannins and intense fruit and bright acidity. Goes on for a long, long time. So juicy and fruity. Hints of bitter lemon rind. Give this two or three years more of bottle age."                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
1995

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
1997

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
1998

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
2003

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
2004

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
2006

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
2007

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
2008

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
2001

94/100

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
2003

90/100

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
2008

98/100

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
2010

94/100

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
2008

91/100

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
2007

92/100

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
2007

93/100

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
2004

★★★

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
1999

94/100

"The 1999 Brunello di Montalcino Vigna di Pianrosso is a dark, viscous wine that swirls around the inside of the glass with evident weight and heft. The bouquet is similarly stacked tall with thick renditions of teriyaki sauce, soya, barbecue smoke, crushed granite and chopped herb. Vigna di Pianrosso delivers the proverbial iron first in a velvet glove thanks to its lively, streamlined mouthfeel. Bright acidity keeps the wine on its toes. Decant three hours or more prior to serving. Drink: 2014-2026."

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
1990

94/100

"This wine is a candidate for one of the finest Brunello di Montalcinos of the vintage. A thick looking color suggests considerable intensity and extraction. The huge nose of black truffles, jammy black-cherries, and toasty new oak is followed by a massively-endowed, full-bodied, immensely concentrated wine that tastes almost sweet because of the exceptional ripeness and fruit density. No doubt there is significant tannin lurking beneath the layers of fat and glycerin. This is a terrific Brunello di Montalcino for drinking over the next 20 years. Unfortunately, as with so many great wines, quantities are minuscule."

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
1996

88/100

"The 2006 Brunello di Montalcino Pianrosso offers plenty of richness and density in its soft, caressing fruit. The Pianrosso is made in a decidedly opulent style that pushes the limits of ripeness to the extreme. The wine’s balance is acceptable today, but I am less convinced about the future. Both bottles I tasted were overripe and pruney. This is one of the disappointments among Montalcino’s elite bottlings in 2006. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2018." 

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
2007

93/100

"The 2007 Brunello di Montalcino Pianrosso is fresher, more floral and more delineated than the straight Brunello bottling. There is plenty of Ciacci depth and muscle in the glass. Layers of dark red fruit, crushed flowers, licorice and spices wrap around the intense, deep finish. This is a huge wine with tons of 2007 Castelnuovo character, but also with enough freshness to balance out the wine’s more extroverted leanings. The 2007 is a big improvement over the 2006, which remains an underachiever relative to Ciacci’s historical track record of excellence. Anticipated maturity: 2015-2027."

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
2004

94/100

"The estate’s 2004 Brunello di Montalcino Pianrosso possesses striking depth as endless layers of sweet, perfumed fruit emerge with tons of grace. This, too, is an intense, full-bodied wine. The balance here is utterly exceptional, and the wine’s sheer plumpness makes for a highly rewarding glass of Brunello. Succulent dark cherries, spices, underbrush, minerals and new leather come to life as the wine sits in the glass, yet this remains a backward, structured Brunello in need of serious bottle age. The Pianrosso is a terrific effort from proprietor Paolo Bianchini. Ciacci’s Pianrosso is an old-vines selection that spent 36 months in Slavonian oak. Anticipated maturity: 2014-2024." 

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
2003

92/100

"The 2003 Brunello di Montalcino Vigna Pianrosso is made from the estate’s oldest vineyards. It is vinified along the same line as the regular bottling, but gets a few additional months in cask prior to bottling. This full-bodied, velvety Brunello is endowed with plenty of dark fruit, smoke, iron and tar. The tannins finish big, but the wine appears to have enough depth and length on the palate to provide a good measure of balance. The Pianrosso comes across as surprisingly fresh in this vintage, which should allow it to age more gracefully, if not necessarily longer, than the normal bottling. Anticipated maturity: 2008-2018. Proprietor Paolo Bianchini is upbeat about his 2003 Brunellos. It is the first vintage in which he had the tools to perform a cold soak, which he feels was especially critical in preserving as much freshness as possible in the wines. For the Brunellos, fermentation and maceration lasted several weeks and the wines were aged in cask."

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
1999

94/100

"The 1999 Brunello di Montalcino Vigna di Pianrosso is a dark, viscous wine that swirls around the inside of the glass with evident weight and heft. The bouquet is similarly stacked tall with thick renditions of teriyaki sauce, soya, barbecue smoke, crushed granite and chopped herb. Vigna di Pianrosso delivers the proverbial iron first in a velvet glove thanks to its lively, streamlined mouthfeel. Bright acidity keeps the wine on its toes. Decant three hours or more prior to serving. Drink: 2014-2026."

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
1995

90/100

The 1995 Brunello di Montalcino Vigna di Pianrosso is a full-bodied, backward, seriously-endowed, muscular offering requiring an additional 3-5 years of bottle age. It is not for those who are unable to defer their gratification. The wine exhibits Asian spice, black cherry, and grilled meat aromas and flavors intermixed with dried Provencal herb and underbrush notes. Anticipated maturity: 2004-2016

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
2001

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
2003

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
2007

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
1990

93/100

"Fabulous, traditional Brunello di Montalcino offering great color and masses of mint, berry, mineral and nut aromas and flavors. Full in body and tannins, huge. Needs time. Best after 1999."

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
2012

97/100

This is all about finesse and beauty with such great length and polish. It literally melts in your mouth. Full-bodied yet agile and vivid. So many undertones of cedar, berries, cream and light toffee. Fabulous. Contender for the wine of the vintage.

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
2012

95/100

Ripe black-skinned fruit, underbrush, truffle and dark spice aromas come together in this full-bodied red. The palate is firm and seamless, delivering mature black cherry, raspberry compote, licorice and pipe tobacco flavors with both power and finesse. Tightly knit, polished tannins provide structure. Drink 2022–2032.

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
2012

95/100

Faccino DoctorWine

Da uve sangiovese, matura a lungo in botti di rovere di Slavonia da 20-30 hl. Rubino con riflessi granati. Note di sale rosa e nero, oltre al fruttato rosso e a note evolutive della classicità. Fase gustativa potente con tannini ancora giovanili, croccanti e una trama media che marca le progressione. Un Brunello austero, estremo nella sua classicità, che necessita di una profonda conoscenza della storia aziendale e del vigneto per essere apprezzato in pieno.

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
2012

96/100

Aromas of red - red like the strawberry and sour cherry that dominate on the nose, recurring precisely in the mouth, taking off with a sweet and slightly round dimension that recalls strawberry, and then tapering off on the tonality of pomegranate and rhubarb. A spicy complexity with a touch of star anise. Powdery tannins.

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
2012

94/100

Ciacci Piccolomini d'Aragona is one of the headline estates of Montalcino and the Pianrosso single vineyard is known for its consistency and the steady grace of its performance. The 2012 Brunello di Montalcino Vigna di Pianrosso does not quite reach the heights of the outstanding 2010 vintage. This release comes near in terms of power and purity, although it bears some of the weight of the hot vintage. The darkness of fruit is more pronounced and the tannins are a bit softer. Make no mistake, the thick soils of the Pianrosso site have helped to achieve impressive balance. The long finish offers tobacco, balsam herb and dried fruit. By Monica Larner

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
2012

92+/100

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
2012

16,5/20

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
2012

93/100

This red balances juicy cherry and plum fruit, tobacco and leather accents, and firm yet pliable tannins. As a result, this is vibrant and long, with earth and iron elements emerging on the aftertaste. Best from 2020 through 2033.

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
2012

2 cuori <3 <3

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
2012

HIGHLY RECOMMENDED

92/100

Fully ripe and smoky on the nose, with sweet plum and aniseed. Big and broad in the mouth, with liquorice and woodsmoke notes engraving juicy blackberry fruit. Harmonious, long and impressive. Drink 2020 - 2028.

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
2012

★★★★

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
1999

HIGHLY RECOMMENDED

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
2013

94/100

A wealth of coffee and spice aromas with ripe fruit. Full body and round tannins. Delicious and rich. Flavorful finish. Opulent style. Drink or hold.

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
2012

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso

Prodotto solo nelle annate migliori ed esclusivamente con uve provenienti dai vigneti di Pianrosso è il vino che da sempre rappresenta in modo autorevole il terroir ed il nome dell’azienda.

Da questi vigneti vengono anche selezionate le uve da destinare alla tipologia Riserva.

Vigneti:

11,69 ettari si fregiano della dizione "Pianrosso", situati in terreni di medio impasto e galestro di origine eocenica tra i 240 e i 360 metri s.l.m.

Vitigno:

100% Sangiovese

Vinificazione, fermentazione ed affinamento:

in recipienti di acciaio inox e vasche di cemento vetrificate a temperatura controllata tramite camicie di raffreddamento e piastre ad immersione.

Invecchiamento:

In botti di rovere di Slavonia da 20 a 62 hl per circa 3 anni ed un affinamento in bottiglia superiore a 8 mesi.

Colore:

Rosso rubino tendente al granato.

Caratteristiche Organolettiche:

Profumi intensi e complessi. Sensazioni di frutta matura a bacca rossa si completano con svariate note speziate; al gusto è caldo, armonico con tannini pronunciati; un vino di corpo con lunga persistenza gusto-olfattiva che potrà ancora evolversi con un lungo invecchiamento in bottiglia.

Servizio:

Stappare un’ora prima della mescita e servire a 18°C in calice di cristallo a forma "ballon". Le bottiglie vanno conservate al buio, distese al fresco e senza sbalzi di temperatura.

Abbinamento gastronomico:

Ideale con cacciagione arrosto o in umido e con primi piatti con condimento a base delle stesse carni. Ottimo anche con formaggi stagionati.

Note tecniche:

Le bottiglie sono tutelate grazie ad un ologramma anticontraffazione sulla capsula.

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
2010

98/100

"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."                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
2010

94/100

"Rich, with cherry and strawberry notes, tinged by leather, bitter almond and tobacco flavors. Firm and angular, presenting a long, iron- and tea-accented finish. Turns more supple with air, but remains solidly built for the long haul. Best from 2019 through 2033. 2,916 cases made." - B.S.                                                                                                                                                          

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
2010

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
2010

97/100

"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." 

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
1997

97/100

"Very dark ruby-garnet. Intense aromas of ripe fruit, fresh porcini and toasty oak. Full-bodied, with fabulous texture of velvety and complex fruit character. Incredibly long. I have always loved this wine. I like it better than the riserva in 1997.--1997 Italian blind retrospective. Drink now through 2017. 2,500 cases made." - B.S.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
2001

92/100

"This is gorgeous with seductive cedar, tobacco, berry and Indian spices on the nose. Medium- to full-bodied, with fine tannins and a tobacco, coffee and berry aftertaste. Refined. Best after 2007. 4,000 cases made."- B.S.                                                                                                 

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
2004

92/100

"Very fruity aromas of raspberry, plum and fresh flowers lead to a full-bodied palate, with round, soft tannins and lots of juicy, delicious fruit. Very attractive. Hard not to drink it now. Best from 2010 through 2015. 4,400 cases made." - B.S                                                                                                              

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
2007

92/100

"A mix of cherry, strawberry, earth, iron and dried beef aromas and flavors make this complex in a lighter style. Balanced between the fruit, moderate acidity and tannins. Very elegant. Best from 2014 through 2028. 2,900 cases made." - B.S.                                                                                                 

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
2008

91/100

"Graphite and cedar aromas lead off in this cherry-, strawberry- and licorice-flavored red. This is firm, with quiet intensity and a dense, spice-infused finish. Best from 2015 through 2030. 2,900 cases made. "   - B.S.                                                                                                              

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
2003

91/100

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
2001

91/100

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
2006

96/100

"This is a very rich Sangiovese on the nose with dried black cherries and strawberries. Lots of dark chocolate too. Loads of black chocolate cake and dried coffee cake character. Full and very powerful. Lots of ripe tannins. Goes on for minutes. Better in 2014."                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
2008

93/100

"Aromas of dried cherries and plums with hints of flowers follow through to a full body with velvety tannins and a juicy, meaty, fruity aftertaste. Turns to chocolate powder as well. Drink or hold."                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
2008

91/100

"The 2008 Brunello di Montalcino Pianrosso is more layered, perfumed and subtle than the straight Brunello. Freshly cut flowers, dark red fruit, licorice, spices and menthol are all layered together nicely in the glass. A wine of considerable texture and depth, the 2008 Pianrosso should drink well for at least a handful of years. There is no shortage of depth, richness or complexity in this fine effort. This is an especially concentrated style for the year, but it works. Anticipated maturity: 2016-2025." 

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
2004

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
1990

93/100

"Fabulous, traditional Brunello di Montalcino offering great color and masses of mint, berry, mineral and nut aromas and flavors. Full in body and tannins, huge. Needs time. Best after 1999." -B.S.                                                                                                                                                                                                                 

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
1993

85/100

"Delicate and traditional, with floral, berry and leather aromas and flavors. Medium in body, with medium tannins and a light, crisp finish. Drink now. 1,250 cases made." - B.S.

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
1994

90/100

"Very aromatic wine, with dried berries and cherries throughout. Medium- to full-bodied, with very soft, round tannins and a long, long finish. An absolute joy to drink. Drink now. 800 cases made." - B.S.                                                                                                                                                                                             

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
1995

84/100

"Papery, with plum, leaf and herb aromas. Medium-bodied, with medium tannins and a short finish. Drink now. 1,900 cases made."  -B.S.                                                                                   

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
1998

93/100

"Wild berry, cherry and floral aromas to this Brunello. Full-bodied, with big, silky tannins and loads of exciting fruit. Lively, yet refined. These wines are a joy to taste. Giuseppe Bianchini is a master in the vineyards. Best after 2004. 3,900 cases made." - B.S.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
1999

91/100

"Very tight and firm, with hints of fresh flowers, berries and fresh meat. Full-bodied, chewy and silky, with hints of mineral and fruit. Long finish. This is a wine that needs bottle age. Strangely, I like the 1998 better and, of course, the 1997. Best after 2006. 4,100 cases made." - B.S.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
2000

90/100

"Impressive. Lots of jam on the nose, with hints of tobacco. Full-bodied, round and soft, with lots of fruit. Thick and generous. Very well done. Best after 2006. 3,900 cases made." - B.S.                                                             

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
2003

91/100

"A full-bodied red, showing aromas and flavors of dried cherry, vanilla and mild spice, with a meaty note. Full, firm and flavorful. Tight and very concentrated now, but should expand with time. Best after 2010. 2,916 cases made." -B.S.                                                                                                                     

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
2006

95/100

"Silky and elegant, offering cherry, raspberry, currant and violet aromas and flavors. Detailed and firmly structured, with refined tannins and a lingering aftertaste of red fruits. A Brunello of finesse and harmony. Best from 2012 through 2028. 2,900 cases made." - B.S                                                                                                                                        

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
2010

96/100

"The 2010 'Pianrosso' is an absolutely gorgeous single vineyard cru Brunello from Ciacci Piccolomini d'Aragona. It delivers wonderful aromas of fresh blackberries and plums, which are woven together with floral, earthy minerals, aged balsamic and sweet red licorice, all coming together beautifully in the glass. The full body is nicely balanced, supported by ripe tannins and a beautiful fine, silky texture. So pure and elegant as it finesses its way through the long, pretty finish. Not quite as accessible and open as the Brunello normale, so it will require a bit more patience, but that being said there's a lovely future ahead for this Pianrosso and it will be interesting to watch it evolve for years to come. (Best 2017-2034)"

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
2000

RECOMMENDED

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
2001

SILVER MEDAL & RECOMMENDED

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
2003

SILVER MEDAL & RECOMMENDED

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
2004

SILVER MEDAL

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
2010

95/100

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
1995

★★

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
1996

★★

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
1998

★★★

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
1999

★★★

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
2001

★★★

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
2003

★★★

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
2006

★★★

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
2007

★★★

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
2008

★★★

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
1990

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
1995

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
1996

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
1997

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
1998

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
1999

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
2000

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
2001

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
2003

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
2004

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
2007

96/100

"Complex aromas of red fruits, flowers and fresh mushrooms follow through to a full body, with ultra-fine tannins and intense fruit and bright acidity. Goes on for a long, long time. So juicy and fruity. Hints of bitter lemon rind. Give this two or three years more of bottle age."                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
1995

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
1997

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
1998

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
2003

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
2004

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
2006

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
2007

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
2008

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
2001

94/100

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
2003

90/100

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
2008

98/100

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
2010

94/100

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
2008

91/100

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
2007

92/100

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
2007

93/100

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
2004

★★★

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
1999

94/100

"The 1999 Brunello di Montalcino Vigna di Pianrosso is a dark, viscous wine that swirls around the inside of the glass with evident weight and heft. The bouquet is similarly stacked tall with thick renditions of teriyaki sauce, soya, barbecue smoke, crushed granite and chopped herb. Vigna di Pianrosso delivers the proverbial iron first in a velvet glove thanks to its lively, streamlined mouthfeel. Bright acidity keeps the wine on its toes. Decant three hours or more prior to serving. Drink: 2014-2026."

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
1990

94/100

"This wine is a candidate for one of the finest Brunello di Montalcinos of the vintage. A thick looking color suggests considerable intensity and extraction. The huge nose of black truffles, jammy black-cherries, and toasty new oak is followed by a massively-endowed, full-bodied, immensely concentrated wine that tastes almost sweet because of the exceptional ripeness and fruit density. No doubt there is significant tannin lurking beneath the layers of fat and glycerin. This is a terrific Brunello di Montalcino for drinking over the next 20 years. Unfortunately, as with so many great wines, quantities are minuscule."

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
1996

88/100

"The 2006 Brunello di Montalcino Pianrosso offers plenty of richness and density in its soft, caressing fruit. The Pianrosso is made in a decidedly opulent style that pushes the limits of ripeness to the extreme. The wine’s balance is acceptable today, but I am less convinced about the future. Both bottles I tasted were overripe and pruney. This is one of the disappointments among Montalcino’s elite bottlings in 2006. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2018." 

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
2007

93/100

"The 2007 Brunello di Montalcino Pianrosso is fresher, more floral and more delineated than the straight Brunello bottling. There is plenty of Ciacci depth and muscle in the glass. Layers of dark red fruit, crushed flowers, licorice and spices wrap around the intense, deep finish. This is a huge wine with tons of 2007 Castelnuovo character, but also with enough freshness to balance out the wine’s more extroverted leanings. The 2007 is a big improvement over the 2006, which remains an underachiever relative to Ciacci’s historical track record of excellence. Anticipated maturity: 2015-2027."

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
2004

94/100

"The estate’s 2004 Brunello di Montalcino Pianrosso possesses striking depth as endless layers of sweet, perfumed fruit emerge with tons of grace. This, too, is an intense, full-bodied wine. The balance here is utterly exceptional, and the wine’s sheer plumpness makes for a highly rewarding glass of Brunello. Succulent dark cherries, spices, underbrush, minerals and new leather come to life as the wine sits in the glass, yet this remains a backward, structured Brunello in need of serious bottle age. The Pianrosso is a terrific effort from proprietor Paolo Bianchini. Ciacci’s Pianrosso is an old-vines selection that spent 36 months in Slavonian oak. Anticipated maturity: 2014-2024." 

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
2003

92/100

"The 2003 Brunello di Montalcino Vigna Pianrosso is made from the estate’s oldest vineyards. It is vinified along the same line as the regular bottling, but gets a few additional months in cask prior to bottling. This full-bodied, velvety Brunello is endowed with plenty of dark fruit, smoke, iron and tar. The tannins finish big, but the wine appears to have enough depth and length on the palate to provide a good measure of balance. The Pianrosso comes across as surprisingly fresh in this vintage, which should allow it to age more gracefully, if not necessarily longer, than the normal bottling. Anticipated maturity: 2008-2018. Proprietor Paolo Bianchini is upbeat about his 2003 Brunellos. It is the first vintage in which he had the tools to perform a cold soak, which he feels was especially critical in preserving as much freshness as possible in the wines. For the Brunellos, fermentation and maceration lasted several weeks and the wines were aged in cask."

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
1999

94/100

"The 1999 Brunello di Montalcino Vigna di Pianrosso is a dark, viscous wine that swirls around the inside of the glass with evident weight and heft. The bouquet is similarly stacked tall with thick renditions of teriyaki sauce, soya, barbecue smoke, crushed granite and chopped herb. Vigna di Pianrosso delivers the proverbial iron first in a velvet glove thanks to its lively, streamlined mouthfeel. Bright acidity keeps the wine on its toes. Decant three hours or more prior to serving. Drink: 2014-2026."

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
1995

90/100

The 1995 Brunello di Montalcino Vigna di Pianrosso is a full-bodied, backward, seriously-endowed, muscular offering requiring an additional 3-5 years of bottle age. It is not for those who are unable to defer their gratification. The wine exhibits Asian spice, black cherry, and grilled meat aromas and flavors intermixed with dried Provencal herb and underbrush notes. Anticipated maturity: 2004-2016

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
2001

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
2003

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
2007

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
1990

93/100

"Fabulous, traditional Brunello di Montalcino offering great color and masses of mint, berry, mineral and nut aromas and flavors. Full in body and tannins, huge. Needs time. Best after 1999."

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
2012

97/100

This is all about finesse and beauty with such great length and polish. It literally melts in your mouth. Full-bodied yet agile and vivid. So many undertones of cedar, berries, cream and light toffee. Fabulous. Contender for the wine of the vintage.

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
2012

95/100

Ripe black-skinned fruit, underbrush, truffle and dark spice aromas come together in this full-bodied red. The palate is firm and seamless, delivering mature black cherry, raspberry compote, licorice and pipe tobacco flavors with both power and finesse. Tightly knit, polished tannins provide structure. Drink 2022–2032.

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
2012

95/100

Faccino DoctorWine

Da uve sangiovese, matura a lungo in botti di rovere di Slavonia da 20-30 hl. Rubino con riflessi granati. Note di sale rosa e nero, oltre al fruttato rosso e a note evolutive della classicità. Fase gustativa potente con tannini ancora giovanili, croccanti e una trama media che marca le progressione. Un Brunello austero, estremo nella sua classicità, che necessita di una profonda conoscenza della storia aziendale e del vigneto per essere apprezzato in pieno.

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
2012

96/100

Aromas of red - red like the strawberry and sour cherry that dominate on the nose, recurring precisely in the mouth, taking off with a sweet and slightly round dimension that recalls strawberry, and then tapering off on the tonality of pomegranate and rhubarb. A spicy complexity with a touch of star anise. Powdery tannins.

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
2012

94/100

Ciacci Piccolomini d'Aragona is one of the headline estates of Montalcino and the Pianrosso single vineyard is known for its consistency and the steady grace of its performance. The 2012 Brunello di Montalcino Vigna di Pianrosso does not quite reach the heights of the outstanding 2010 vintage. This release comes near in terms of power and purity, although it bears some of the weight of the hot vintage. The darkness of fruit is more pronounced and the tannins are a bit softer. Make no mistake, the thick soils of the Pianrosso site have helped to achieve impressive balance. The long finish offers tobacco, balsam herb and dried fruit. By Monica Larner

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
2012

92+/100

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
2012

16,5/20

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
2012

93/100

This red balances juicy cherry and plum fruit, tobacco and leather accents, and firm yet pliable tannins. As a result, this is vibrant and long, with earth and iron elements emerging on the aftertaste. Best from 2020 through 2033.

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
2012

2 cuori <3 <3

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
2012

HIGHLY RECOMMENDED

92/100

Fully ripe and smoky on the nose, with sweet plum and aniseed. Big and broad in the mouth, with liquorice and woodsmoke notes engraving juicy blackberry fruit. Harmonious, long and impressive. Drink 2020 - 2028.

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
2012

★★★★

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
1999

HIGHLY RECOMMENDED

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
2013

94/100

A wealth of coffee and spice aromas with ripe fruit. Full body and round tannins. Delicious and rich. Flavorful finish. Opulent style. Drink or hold.

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
2012

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso

Prodotto solo nelle annate migliori ed esclusivamente con uve provenienti dai vigneti di Pianrosso è il vino che da sempre rappresenta in modo autorevole il terroir ed il nome dell’azienda.

Da questi vigneti vengono anche selezionate le uve da destinare alla tipologia Riserva.

Vigneti:

11,69 ettari si fregiano della dizione "Pianrosso", situati in terreni di medio impasto e galestro di origine eocenica tra i 240 e i 360 metri s.l.m.

Vitigno:

100% Sangiovese

Vinificazione, fermentazione ed affinamento:

in recipienti di acciaio inox e vasche di cemento vetrificate a temperatura controllata tramite camicie di raffreddamento e piastre ad immersione.

Invecchiamento:

In botti di rovere di Slavonia da 20 a 62 hl per circa 3 anni ed un affinamento in bottiglia superiore a 8 mesi.

Colore:

Rosso rubino tendente al granato.

Caratteristiche Organolettiche:

Profumi intensi e complessi. Sensazioni di frutta matura a bacca rossa si completano con svariate note speziate; al gusto è caldo, armonico con tannini pronunciati; un vino di corpo con lunga persistenza gusto-olfattiva che potrà ancora evolversi con un lungo invecchiamento in bottiglia.

Servizio:

Stappare un’ora prima della mescita e servire a 18°C in calice di cristallo a forma "ballon". Le bottiglie vanno conservate al buio, distese al fresco e senza sbalzi di temperatura.

Abbinamento gastronomico:

Ideale con cacciagione arrosto o in umido e con primi piatti con condimento a base delle stesse carni. Ottimo anche con formaggi stagionati.

Note tecniche:

Le bottiglie sono tutelate grazie ad un ologramma anticontraffazione sulla capsula.

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
2010

98/100

"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."                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
2010

94/100

"Rich, with cherry and strawberry notes, tinged by leather, bitter almond and tobacco flavors. Firm and angular, presenting a long, iron- and tea-accented finish. Turns more supple with air, but remains solidly built for the long haul. Best from 2019 through 2033. 2,916 cases made." - B.S.                                                                                                                                                          

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
2010

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
2010

97/100

"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." 

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
1997

97/100

"Very dark ruby-garnet. Intense aromas of ripe fruit, fresh porcini and toasty oak. Full-bodied, with fabulous texture of velvety and complex fruit character. Incredibly long. I have always loved this wine. I like it better than the riserva in 1997.--1997 Italian blind retrospective. Drink now through 2017. 2,500 cases made." - B.S.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
2001

92/100

"This is gorgeous with seductive cedar, tobacco, berry and Indian spices on the nose. Medium- to full-bodied, with fine tannins and a tobacco, coffee and berry aftertaste. Refined. Best after 2007. 4,000 cases made."- B.S.                                                                                                 

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
2004

92/100

"Very fruity aromas of raspberry, plum and fresh flowers lead to a full-bodied palate, with round, soft tannins and lots of juicy, delicious fruit. Very attractive. Hard not to drink it now. Best from 2010 through 2015. 4,400 cases made." - B.S                                                                                                              

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
2007

92/100

"A mix of cherry, strawberry, earth, iron and dried beef aromas and flavors make this complex in a lighter style. Balanced between the fruit, moderate acidity and tannins. Very elegant. Best from 2014 through 2028. 2,900 cases made." - B.S.                                                                                                 

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
2008

91/100

"Graphite and cedar aromas lead off in this cherry-, strawberry- and licorice-flavored red. This is firm, with quiet intensity and a dense, spice-infused finish. Best from 2015 through 2030. 2,900 cases made. "   - B.S.                                                                                                              

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
2003

91/100

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
2001

91/100

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
2006

96/100

"This is a very rich Sangiovese on the nose with dried black cherries and strawberries. Lots of dark chocolate too. Loads of black chocolate cake and dried coffee cake character. Full and very powerful. Lots of ripe tannins. Goes on for minutes. Better in 2014."                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
2008

93/100

"Aromas of dried cherries and plums with hints of flowers follow through to a full body with velvety tannins and a juicy, meaty, fruity aftertaste. Turns to chocolate powder as well. Drink or hold."                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
2008

91/100

"The 2008 Brunello di Montalcino Pianrosso is more layered, perfumed and subtle than the straight Brunello. Freshly cut flowers, dark red fruit, licorice, spices and menthol are all layered together nicely in the glass. A wine of considerable texture and depth, the 2008 Pianrosso should drink well for at least a handful of years. There is no shortage of depth, richness or complexity in this fine effort. This is an especially concentrated style for the year, but it works. Anticipated maturity: 2016-2025." 

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
2004

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
1990

93/100

"Fabulous, traditional Brunello di Montalcino offering great color and masses of mint, berry, mineral and nut aromas and flavors. Full in body and tannins, huge. Needs time. Best after 1999." -B.S.                                                                                                                                                                                                                 

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
1993

85/100

"Delicate and traditional, with floral, berry and leather aromas and flavors. Medium in body, with medium tannins and a light, crisp finish. Drink now. 1,250 cases made." - B.S.

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
1994

90/100

"Very aromatic wine, with dried berries and cherries throughout. Medium- to full-bodied, with very soft, round tannins and a long, long finish. An absolute joy to drink. Drink now. 800 cases made." - B.S.                                                                                                                                                                                             

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
1995

84/100

"Papery, with plum, leaf and herb aromas. Medium-bodied, with medium tannins and a short finish. Drink now. 1,900 cases made."  -B.S.                                                                                   

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
1998

93/100

"Wild berry, cherry and floral aromas to this Brunello. Full-bodied, with big, silky tannins and loads of exciting fruit. Lively, yet refined. These wines are a joy to taste. Giuseppe Bianchini is a master in the vineyards. Best after 2004. 3,900 cases made." - B.S.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
1999

91/100

"Very tight and firm, with hints of fresh flowers, berries and fresh meat. Full-bodied, chewy and silky, with hints of mineral and fruit. Long finish. This is a wine that needs bottle age. Strangely, I like the 1998 better and, of course, the 1997. Best after 2006. 4,100 cases made." - B.S.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
2000

90/100

"Impressive. Lots of jam on the nose, with hints of tobacco. Full-bodied, round and soft, with lots of fruit. Thick and generous. Very well done. Best after 2006. 3,900 cases made." - B.S.                                                             

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
2003

91/100

"A full-bodied red, showing aromas and flavors of dried cherry, vanilla and mild spice, with a meaty note. Full, firm and flavorful. Tight and very concentrated now, but should expand with time. Best after 2010. 2,916 cases made." -B.S.                                                                                                                     

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
2006

95/100

"Silky and elegant, offering cherry, raspberry, currant and violet aromas and flavors. Detailed and firmly structured, with refined tannins and a lingering aftertaste of red fruits. A Brunello of finesse and harmony. Best from 2012 through 2028. 2,900 cases made." - B.S                                                                                                                                        

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
2010

96/100

"The 2010 'Pianrosso' is an absolutely gorgeous single vineyard cru Brunello from Ciacci Piccolomini d'Aragona. It delivers wonderful aromas of fresh blackberries and plums, which are woven together with floral, earthy minerals, aged balsamic and sweet red licorice, all coming together beautifully in the glass. The full body is nicely balanced, supported by ripe tannins and a beautiful fine, silky texture. So pure and elegant as it finesses its way through the long, pretty finish. Not quite as accessible and open as the Brunello normale, so it will require a bit more patience, but that being said there's a lovely future ahead for this Pianrosso and it will be interesting to watch it evolve for years to come. (Best 2017-2034)"

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
2000

RECOMMENDED

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
2001

SILVER MEDAL & RECOMMENDED

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
2003

SILVER MEDAL & RECOMMENDED

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
2004

SILVER MEDAL

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
2010

95/100

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
1995

★★

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
1996

★★

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
1998

★★★

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
1999

★★★

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
2001

★★★

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
2003

★★★

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
2006

★★★

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
2007

★★★

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
2008

★★★

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
1990

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
1995

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
1996

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
1997

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
1998

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
1999

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
2000

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
2001

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
2003

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
2004

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
2007

96/100

"Complex aromas of red fruits, flowers and fresh mushrooms follow through to a full body, with ultra-fine tannins and intense fruit and bright acidity. Goes on for a long, long time. So juicy and fruity. Hints of bitter lemon rind. Give this two or three years more of bottle age."                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
1995

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
1997

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
1998

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
2003

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
2004

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
2006

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
2007

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
2008

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
2001

94/100

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
2003

90/100

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
2008

98/100

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
2010

94/100

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
2008

91/100

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
2007

92/100

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
2007

93/100

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
2004

★★★

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
1999

94/100

"The 1999 Brunello di Montalcino Vigna di Pianrosso is a dark, viscous wine that swirls around the inside of the glass with evident weight and heft. The bouquet is similarly stacked tall with thick renditions of teriyaki sauce, soya, barbecue smoke, crushed granite and chopped herb. Vigna di Pianrosso delivers the proverbial iron first in a velvet glove thanks to its lively, streamlined mouthfeel. Bright acidity keeps the wine on its toes. Decant three hours or more prior to serving. Drink: 2014-2026."

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
1990

94/100

"This wine is a candidate for one of the finest Brunello di Montalcinos of the vintage. A thick looking color suggests considerable intensity and extraction. The huge nose of black truffles, jammy black-cherries, and toasty new oak is followed by a massively-endowed, full-bodied, immensely concentrated wine that tastes almost sweet because of the exceptional ripeness and fruit density. No doubt there is significant tannin lurking beneath the layers of fat and glycerin. This is a terrific Brunello di Montalcino for drinking over the next 20 years. Unfortunately, as with so many great wines, quantities are minuscule."

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
1996

88/100

"The 2006 Brunello di Montalcino Pianrosso offers plenty of richness and density in its soft, caressing fruit. The Pianrosso is made in a decidedly opulent style that pushes the limits of ripeness to the extreme. The wine’s balance is acceptable today, but I am less convinced about the future. Both bottles I tasted were overripe and pruney. This is one of the disappointments among Montalcino’s elite bottlings in 2006. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2018." 

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
2007

93/100

"The 2007 Brunello di Montalcino Pianrosso is fresher, more floral and more delineated than the straight Brunello bottling. There is plenty of Ciacci depth and muscle in the glass. Layers of dark red fruit, crushed flowers, licorice and spices wrap around the intense, deep finish. This is a huge wine with tons of 2007 Castelnuovo character, but also with enough freshness to balance out the wine’s more extroverted leanings. The 2007 is a big improvement over the 2006, which remains an underachiever relative to Ciacci’s historical track record of excellence. Anticipated maturity: 2015-2027."

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
2004

94/100

"The estate’s 2004 Brunello di Montalcino Pianrosso possesses striking depth as endless layers of sweet, perfumed fruit emerge with tons of grace. This, too, is an intense, full-bodied wine. The balance here is utterly exceptional, and the wine’s sheer plumpness makes for a highly rewarding glass of Brunello. Succulent dark cherries, spices, underbrush, minerals and new leather come to life as the wine sits in the glass, yet this remains a backward, structured Brunello in need of serious bottle age. The Pianrosso is a terrific effort from proprietor Paolo Bianchini. Ciacci’s Pianrosso is an old-vines selection that spent 36 months in Slavonian oak. Anticipated maturity: 2014-2024." 

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
2003

92/100

"The 2003 Brunello di Montalcino Vigna Pianrosso is made from the estate’s oldest vineyards. It is vinified along the same line as the regular bottling, but gets a few additional months in cask prior to bottling. This full-bodied, velvety Brunello is endowed with plenty of dark fruit, smoke, iron and tar. The tannins finish big, but the wine appears to have enough depth and length on the palate to provide a good measure of balance. The Pianrosso comes across as surprisingly fresh in this vintage, which should allow it to age more gracefully, if not necessarily longer, than the normal bottling. Anticipated maturity: 2008-2018. Proprietor Paolo Bianchini is upbeat about his 2003 Brunellos. It is the first vintage in which he had the tools to perform a cold soak, which he feels was especially critical in preserving as much freshness as possible in the wines. For the Brunellos, fermentation and maceration lasted several weeks and the wines were aged in cask."

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
1999

94/100

"The 1999 Brunello di Montalcino Vigna di Pianrosso is a dark, viscous wine that swirls around the inside of the glass with evident weight and heft. The bouquet is similarly stacked tall with thick renditions of teriyaki sauce, soya, barbecue smoke, crushed granite and chopped herb. Vigna di Pianrosso delivers the proverbial iron first in a velvet glove thanks to its lively, streamlined mouthfeel. Bright acidity keeps the wine on its toes. Decant three hours or more prior to serving. Drink: 2014-2026."

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
1995

90/100

The 1995 Brunello di Montalcino Vigna di Pianrosso is a full-bodied, backward, seriously-endowed, muscular offering requiring an additional 3-5 years of bottle age. It is not for those who are unable to defer their gratification. The wine exhibits Asian spice, black cherry, and grilled meat aromas and flavors intermixed with dried Provencal herb and underbrush notes. Anticipated maturity: 2004-2016

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
2001

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
2003

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
2007

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
1990

93/100

"Fabulous, traditional Brunello di Montalcino offering great color and masses of mint, berry, mineral and nut aromas and flavors. Full in body and tannins, huge. Needs time. Best after 1999."

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
2012

97/100

This is all about finesse and beauty with such great length and polish. It literally melts in your mouth. Full-bodied yet agile and vivid. So many undertones of cedar, berries, cream and light toffee. Fabulous. Contender for the wine of the vintage.

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
2012

95/100

Ripe black-skinned fruit, underbrush, truffle and dark spice aromas come together in this full-bodied red. The palate is firm and seamless, delivering mature black cherry, raspberry compote, licorice and pipe tobacco flavors with both power and finesse. Tightly knit, polished tannins provide structure. Drink 2022–2032.

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
2012

95/100

Faccino DoctorWine

Da uve sangiovese, matura a lungo in botti di rovere di Slavonia da 20-30 hl. Rubino con riflessi granati. Note di sale rosa e nero, oltre al fruttato rosso e a note evolutive della classicità. Fase gustativa potente con tannini ancora giovanili, croccanti e una trama media che marca le progressione. Un Brunello austero, estremo nella sua classicità, che necessita di una profonda conoscenza della storia aziendale e del vigneto per essere apprezzato in pieno.

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
2012

96/100

Aromas of red - red like the strawberry and sour cherry that dominate on the nose, recurring precisely in the mouth, taking off with a sweet and slightly round dimension that recalls strawberry, and then tapering off on the tonality of pomegranate and rhubarb. A spicy complexity with a touch of star anise. Powdery tannins.

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
2012

94/100

Ciacci Piccolomini d'Aragona is one of the headline estates of Montalcino and the Pianrosso single vineyard is known for its consistency and the steady grace of its performance. The 2012 Brunello di Montalcino Vigna di Pianrosso does not quite reach the heights of the outstanding 2010 vintage. This release comes near in terms of power and purity, although it bears some of the weight of the hot vintage. The darkness of fruit is more pronounced and the tannins are a bit softer. Make no mistake, the thick soils of the Pianrosso site have helped to achieve impressive balance. The long finish offers tobacco, balsam herb and dried fruit. By Monica Larner

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
2012

92+/100

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
2012

16,5/20

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
2012

93/100

This red balances juicy cherry and plum fruit, tobacco and leather accents, and firm yet pliable tannins. As a result, this is vibrant and long, with earth and iron elements emerging on the aftertaste. Best from 2020 through 2033.

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
2012

2 cuori <3 <3

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
2012

HIGHLY RECOMMENDED

92/100

Fully ripe and smoky on the nose, with sweet plum and aniseed. Big and broad in the mouth, with liquorice and woodsmoke notes engraving juicy blackberry fruit. Harmonious, long and impressive. Drink 2020 - 2028.

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
2012

★★★★

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
1999

HIGHLY RECOMMENDED

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
2013

94/100

A wealth of coffee and spice aromas with ripe fruit. Full body and round tannins. Delicious and rich. Flavorful finish. Opulent style. Drink or hold.

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
2012

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso

Prodotto solo nelle annate migliori ed esclusivamente con uve provenienti dai vigneti di Pianrosso è il vino che da sempre rappresenta in modo autorevole il terroir ed il nome dell’azienda.

Da questi vigneti vengono anche selezionate le uve da destinare alla tipologia Riserva.

Vigneti:

11,69 ettari si fregiano della dizione "Pianrosso", situati in terreni di medio impasto e galestro di origine eocenica tra i 240 e i 360 metri s.l.m.

Vitigno:

100% Sangiovese

Vinificazione, fermentazione ed affinamento:

in recipienti di acciaio inox e vasche di cemento vetrificate a temperatura controllata tramite camicie di raffreddamento e piastre ad immersione.

Invecchiamento:

In botti di rovere di Slavonia da 20 a 62 hl per circa 3 anni ed un affinamento in bottiglia superiore a 8 mesi.

Colore:

Rosso rubino tendente al granato.

Caratteristiche Organolettiche:

Profumi intensi e complessi. Sensazioni di frutta matura a bacca rossa si completano con svariate note speziate; al gusto è caldo, armonico con tannini pronunciati; un vino di corpo con lunga persistenza gusto-olfattiva che potrà ancora evolversi con un lungo invecchiamento in bottiglia.

Servizio:

Stappare un’ora prima della mescita e servire a 18°C in calice di cristallo a forma "ballon". Le bottiglie vanno conservate al buio, distese al fresco e senza sbalzi di temperatura.

Abbinamento gastronomico:

Ideale con cacciagione arrosto o in umido e con primi piatti con condimento a base delle stesse carni. Ottimo anche con formaggi stagionati.

Note tecniche:

Le bottiglie sono tutelate grazie ad un ologramma anticontraffazione sulla capsula.

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
2010

98/100

"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."                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
2010

94/100

"Rich, with cherry and strawberry notes, tinged by leather, bitter almond and tobacco flavors. Firm and angular, presenting a long, iron- and tea-accented finish. Turns more supple with air, but remains solidly built for the long haul. Best from 2019 through 2033. 2,916 cases made." - B.S.                                                                                                                                                          

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
2010

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
2010

97/100

"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." 

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
1997

97/100

"Very dark ruby-garnet. Intense aromas of ripe fruit, fresh porcini and toasty oak. Full-bodied, with fabulous texture of velvety and complex fruit character. Incredibly long. I have always loved this wine. I like it better than the riserva in 1997.--1997 Italian blind retrospective. Drink now through 2017. 2,500 cases made." - B.S.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
2001

92/100

"This is gorgeous with seductive cedar, tobacco, berry and Indian spices on the nose. Medium- to full-bodied, with fine tannins and a tobacco, coffee and berry aftertaste. Refined. Best after 2007. 4,000 cases made."- B.S.                                                                                                 

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
2004

92/100

"Very fruity aromas of raspberry, plum and fresh flowers lead to a full-bodied palate, with round, soft tannins and lots of juicy, delicious fruit. Very attractive. Hard not to drink it now. Best from 2010 through 2015. 4,400 cases made." - B.S                                                                                                              

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
2007

92/100

"A mix of cherry, strawberry, earth, iron and dried beef aromas and flavors make this complex in a lighter style. Balanced between the fruit, moderate acidity and tannins. Very elegant. Best from 2014 through 2028. 2,900 cases made." - B.S.                                                                                                 

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
2008

91/100

"Graphite and cedar aromas lead off in this cherry-, strawberry- and licorice-flavored red. This is firm, with quiet intensity and a dense, spice-infused finish. Best from 2015 through 2030. 2,900 cases made. "   - B.S.                                                                                                              

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
2003

91/100

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
2001

91/100

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
2006

96/100

"This is a very rich Sangiovese on the nose with dried black cherries and strawberries. Lots of dark chocolate too. Loads of black chocolate cake and dried coffee cake character. Full and very powerful. Lots of ripe tannins. Goes on for minutes. Better in 2014."                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
2008

93/100

"Aromas of dried cherries and plums with hints of flowers follow through to a full body with velvety tannins and a juicy, meaty, fruity aftertaste. Turns to chocolate powder as well. Drink or hold."                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
2008

91/100

"The 2008 Brunello di Montalcino Pianrosso is more layered, perfumed and subtle than the straight Brunello. Freshly cut flowers, dark red fruit, licorice, spices and menthol are all layered together nicely in the glass. A wine of considerable texture and depth, the 2008 Pianrosso should drink well for at least a handful of years. There is no shortage of depth, richness or complexity in this fine effort. This is an especially concentrated style for the year, but it works. Anticipated maturity: 2016-2025." 

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
2004

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
1990

93/100

"Fabulous, traditional Brunello di Montalcino offering great color and masses of mint, berry, mineral and nut aromas and flavors. Full in body and tannins, huge. Needs time. Best after 1999." -B.S.                                                                                                                                                                                                                 

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
1993

85/100

"Delicate and traditional, with floral, berry and leather aromas and flavors. Medium in body, with medium tannins and a light, crisp finish. Drink now. 1,250 cases made." - B.S.

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
1994

90/100

"Very aromatic wine, with dried berries and cherries throughout. Medium- to full-bodied, with very soft, round tannins and a long, long finish. An absolute joy to drink. Drink now. 800 cases made." - B.S.                                                                                                                                                                                             

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
1995

84/100

"Papery, with plum, leaf and herb aromas. Medium-bodied, with medium tannins and a short finish. Drink now. 1,900 cases made."  -B.S.                                                                                   

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
1998

93/100

"Wild berry, cherry and floral aromas to this Brunello. Full-bodied, with big, silky tannins and loads of exciting fruit. Lively, yet refined. These wines are a joy to taste. Giuseppe Bianchini is a master in the vineyards. Best after 2004. 3,900 cases made." - B.S.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
1999

91/100

"Very tight and firm, with hints of fresh flowers, berries and fresh meat. Full-bodied, chewy and silky, with hints of mineral and fruit. Long finish. This is a wine that needs bottle age. Strangely, I like the 1998 better and, of course, the 1997. Best after 2006. 4,100 cases made." - B.S.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
2000

90/100

"Impressive. Lots of jam on the nose, with hints of tobacco. Full-bodied, round and soft, with lots of fruit. Thick and generous. Very well done. Best after 2006. 3,900 cases made." - B.S.                                                             

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
2003

91/100

"A full-bodied red, showing aromas and flavors of dried cherry, vanilla and mild spice, with a meaty note. Full, firm and flavorful. Tight and very concentrated now, but should expand with time. Best after 2010. 2,916 cases made." -B.S.                                                                                                                     

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
2006

95/100

"Silky and elegant, offering cherry, raspberry, currant and violet aromas and flavors. Detailed and firmly structured, with refined tannins and a lingering aftertaste of red fruits. A Brunello of finesse and harmony. Best from 2012 through 2028. 2,900 cases made." - B.S                                                                                                                                        

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
2010

96/100

"The 2010 'Pianrosso' is an absolutely gorgeous single vineyard cru Brunello from Ciacci Piccolomini d'Aragona. It delivers wonderful aromas of fresh blackberries and plums, which are woven together with floral, earthy minerals, aged balsamic and sweet red licorice, all coming together beautifully in the glass. The full body is nicely balanced, supported by ripe tannins and a beautiful fine, silky texture. So pure and elegant as it finesses its way through the long, pretty finish. Not quite as accessible and open as the Brunello normale, so it will require a bit more patience, but that being said there's a lovely future ahead for this Pianrosso and it will be interesting to watch it evolve for years to come. (Best 2017-2034)"

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
2000

RECOMMENDED

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
2001

SILVER MEDAL & RECOMMENDED

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
2003

SILVER MEDAL & RECOMMENDED

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
2004

SILVER MEDAL

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
2010

95/100

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
1995

★★

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
1996

★★

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
1998

★★★

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
1999

★★★

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
2001

★★★

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
2003

★★★

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
2006

★★★

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
2007

★★★

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
2008

★★★

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
1990

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
1995

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
1996

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
1997

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
1998

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
1999

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
2000

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
2001

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
2003

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
2004

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
2007

96/100

"Complex aromas of red fruits, flowers and fresh mushrooms follow through to a full body, with ultra-fine tannins and intense fruit and bright acidity. Goes on for a long, long time. So juicy and fruity. Hints of bitter lemon rind. Give this two or three years more of bottle age."                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
1995

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
1997

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
1998

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
2003

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
2004

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
2006

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
2007

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
2008

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
2001

94/100

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
2003

90/100

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
2008

98/100

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
2010

94/100

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
2008

91/100

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
2007

92/100

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
2007

93/100

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
2004

★★★

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
1999

94/100

"The 1999 Brunello di Montalcino Vigna di Pianrosso is a dark, viscous wine that swirls around the inside of the glass with evident weight and heft. The bouquet is similarly stacked tall with thick renditions of teriyaki sauce, soya, barbecue smoke, crushed granite and chopped herb. Vigna di Pianrosso delivers the proverbial iron first in a velvet glove thanks to its lively, streamlined mouthfeel. Bright acidity keeps the wine on its toes. Decant three hours or more prior to serving. Drink: 2014-2026."

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
1990

94/100

"This wine is a candidate for one of the finest Brunello di Montalcinos of the vintage. A thick looking color suggests considerable intensity and extraction. The huge nose of black truffles, jammy black-cherries, and toasty new oak is followed by a massively-endowed, full-bodied, immensely concentrated wine that tastes almost sweet because of the exceptional ripeness and fruit density. No doubt there is significant tannin lurking beneath the layers of fat and glycerin. This is a terrific Brunello di Montalcino for drinking over the next 20 years. Unfortunately, as with so many great wines, quantities are minuscule."

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
1996

88/100

"The 2006 Brunello di Montalcino Pianrosso offers plenty of richness and density in its soft, caressing fruit. The Pianrosso is made in a decidedly opulent style that pushes the limits of ripeness to the extreme. The wine’s balance is acceptable today, but I am less convinced about the future. Both bottles I tasted were overripe and pruney. This is one of the disappointments among Montalcino’s elite bottlings in 2006. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2018." 

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
2007

93/100

"The 2007 Brunello di Montalcino Pianrosso is fresher, more floral and more delineated than the straight Brunello bottling. There is plenty of Ciacci depth and muscle in the glass. Layers of dark red fruit, crushed flowers, licorice and spices wrap around the intense, deep finish. This is a huge wine with tons of 2007 Castelnuovo character, but also with enough freshness to balance out the wine’s more extroverted leanings. The 2007 is a big improvement over the 2006, which remains an underachiever relative to Ciacci’s historical track record of excellence. Anticipated maturity: 2015-2027."

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
2004

94/100

"The estate’s 2004 Brunello di Montalcino Pianrosso possesses striking depth as endless layers of sweet, perfumed fruit emerge with tons of grace. This, too, is an intense, full-bodied wine. The balance here is utterly exceptional, and the wine’s sheer plumpness makes for a highly rewarding glass of Brunello. Succulent dark cherries, spices, underbrush, minerals and new leather come to life as the wine sits in the glass, yet this remains a backward, structured Brunello in need of serious bottle age. The Pianrosso is a terrific effort from proprietor Paolo Bianchini. Ciacci’s Pianrosso is an old-vines selection that spent 36 months in Slavonian oak. Anticipated maturity: 2014-2024." 

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
2003

92/100

"The 2003 Brunello di Montalcino Vigna Pianrosso is made from the estate’s oldest vineyards. It is vinified along the same line as the regular bottling, but gets a few additional months in cask prior to bottling. This full-bodied, velvety Brunello is endowed with plenty of dark fruit, smoke, iron and tar. The tannins finish big, but the wine appears to have enough depth and length on the palate to provide a good measure of balance. The Pianrosso comes across as surprisingly fresh in this vintage, which should allow it to age more gracefully, if not necessarily longer, than the normal bottling. Anticipated maturity: 2008-2018. Proprietor Paolo Bianchini is upbeat about his 2003 Brunellos. It is the first vintage in which he had the tools to perform a cold soak, which he feels was especially critical in preserving as much freshness as possible in the wines. For the Brunellos, fermentation and maceration lasted several weeks and the wines were aged in cask."

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
1999

94/100

"The 1999 Brunello di Montalcino Vigna di Pianrosso is a dark, viscous wine that swirls around the inside of the glass with evident weight and heft. The bouquet is similarly stacked tall with thick renditions of teriyaki sauce, soya, barbecue smoke, crushed granite and chopped herb. Vigna di Pianrosso delivers the proverbial iron first in a velvet glove thanks to its lively, streamlined mouthfeel. Bright acidity keeps the wine on its toes. Decant three hours or more prior to serving. Drink: 2014-2026."

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
1995

90/100

The 1995 Brunello di Montalcino Vigna di Pianrosso is a full-bodied, backward, seriously-endowed, muscular offering requiring an additional 3-5 years of bottle age. It is not for those who are unable to defer their gratification. The wine exhibits Asian spice, black cherry, and grilled meat aromas and flavors intermixed with dried Provencal herb and underbrush notes. Anticipated maturity: 2004-2016

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
2001

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
2003

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
2007

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
1990

93/100

"Fabulous, traditional Brunello di Montalcino offering great color and masses of mint, berry, mineral and nut aromas and flavors. Full in body and tannins, huge. Needs time. Best after 1999."

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
2012

97/100

This is all about finesse and beauty with such great length and polish. It literally melts in your mouth. Full-bodied yet agile and vivid. So many undertones of cedar, berries, cream and light toffee. Fabulous. Contender for the wine of the vintage.

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
2012

95/100

Ripe black-skinned fruit, underbrush, truffle and dark spice aromas come together in this full-bodied red. The palate is firm and seamless, delivering mature black cherry, raspberry compote, licorice and pipe tobacco flavors with both power and finesse. Tightly knit, polished tannins provide structure. Drink 2022–2032.

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
2012

95/100

Faccino DoctorWine

Da uve sangiovese, matura a lungo in botti di rovere di Slavonia da 20-30 hl. Rubino con riflessi granati. Note di sale rosa e nero, oltre al fruttato rosso e a note evolutive della classicità. Fase gustativa potente con tannini ancora giovanili, croccanti e una trama media che marca le progressione. Un Brunello austero, estremo nella sua classicità, che necessita di una profonda conoscenza della storia aziendale e del vigneto per essere apprezzato in pieno.

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
2012

96/100

Aromas of red - red like the strawberry and sour cherry that dominate on the nose, recurring precisely in the mouth, taking off with a sweet and slightly round dimension that recalls strawberry, and then tapering off on the tonality of pomegranate and rhubarb. A spicy complexity with a touch of star anise. Powdery tannins.

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
2012

94/100

Ciacci Piccolomini d'Aragona is one of the headline estates of Montalcino and the Pianrosso single vineyard is known for its consistency and the steady grace of its performance. The 2012 Brunello di Montalcino Vigna di Pianrosso does not quite reach the heights of the outstanding 2010 vintage. This release comes near in terms of power and purity, although it bears some of the weight of the hot vintage. The darkness of fruit is more pronounced and the tannins are a bit softer. Make no mistake, the thick soils of the Pianrosso site have helped to achieve impressive balance. The long finish offers tobacco, balsam herb and dried fruit. By Monica Larner

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
2012

92+/100

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
2012

16,5/20

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
2012

93/100

This red balances juicy cherry and plum fruit, tobacco and leather accents, and firm yet pliable tannins. As a result, this is vibrant and long, with earth and iron elements emerging on the aftertaste. Best from 2020 through 2033.

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
2012

2 cuori <3 <3

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
2012

HIGHLY RECOMMENDED

92/100

Fully ripe and smoky on the nose, with sweet plum and aniseed. Big and broad in the mouth, with liquorice and woodsmoke notes engraving juicy blackberry fruit. Harmonious, long and impressive. Drink 2020 - 2028.

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
2012

★★★★

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
1999

HIGHLY RECOMMENDED

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
2013

94/100

A wealth of coffee and spice aromas with ripe fruit. Full body and round tannins. Delicious and rich. Flavorful finish. Opulent style. Drink or hold.

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
2012

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso

Prodotto solo nelle annate migliori ed esclusivamente con uve provenienti dai vigneti di Pianrosso è il vino che da sempre rappresenta in modo autorevole il terroir ed il nome dell’azienda.

Da questi vigneti vengono anche selezionate le uve da destinare alla tipologia Riserva.

Vigneti:

11,69 ettari si fregiano della dizione "Pianrosso", situati in terreni di medio impasto e galestro di origine eocenica tra i 240 e i 360 metri s.l.m.

Vitigno:

100% Sangiovese

Vinificazione, fermentazione ed affinamento:

in recipienti di acciaio inox e vasche di cemento vetrificate a temperatura controllata tramite camicie di raffreddamento e piastre ad immersione.

Invecchiamento:

In botti di rovere di Slavonia da 20 a 62 hl per circa 3 anni ed un affinamento in bottiglia superiore a 8 mesi.

Colore:

Rosso rubino tendente al granato.

Caratteristiche Organolettiche:

Profumi intensi e complessi. Sensazioni di frutta matura a bacca rossa si completano con svariate note speziate; al gusto è caldo, armonico con tannini pronunciati; un vino di corpo con lunga persistenza gusto-olfattiva che potrà ancora evolversi con un lungo invecchiamento in bottiglia.

Servizio:

Stappare un’ora prima della mescita e servire a 18°C in calice di cristallo a forma "ballon". Le bottiglie vanno conservate al buio, distese al fresco e senza sbalzi di temperatura.

Abbinamento gastronomico:

Ideale con cacciagione arrosto o in umido e con primi piatti con condimento a base delle stesse carni. Ottimo anche con formaggi stagionati.

Note tecniche:

Le bottiglie sono tutelate grazie ad un ologramma anticontraffazione sulla capsula.

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
2010

98/100

"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."                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
2010

94/100

"Rich, with cherry and strawberry notes, tinged by leather, bitter almond and tobacco flavors. Firm and angular, presenting a long, iron- and tea-accented finish. Turns more supple with air, but remains solidly built for the long haul. Best from 2019 through 2033. 2,916 cases made." - B.S.                                                                                                                                                          

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
2010

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
2010

97/100

"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." 

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
1997

97/100

"Very dark ruby-garnet. Intense aromas of ripe fruit, fresh porcini and toasty oak. Full-bodied, with fabulous texture of velvety and complex fruit character. Incredibly long. I have always loved this wine. I like it better than the riserva in 1997.--1997 Italian blind retrospective. Drink now through 2017. 2,500 cases made." - B.S.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
2001

92/100

"This is gorgeous with seductive cedar, tobacco, berry and Indian spices on the nose. Medium- to full-bodied, with fine tannins and a tobacco, coffee and berry aftertaste. Refined. Best after 2007. 4,000 cases made."- B.S.                                                                                                 

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
2004

92/100

"Very fruity aromas of raspberry, plum and fresh flowers lead to a full-bodied palate, with round, soft tannins and lots of juicy, delicious fruit. Very attractive. Hard not to drink it now. Best from 2010 through 2015. 4,400 cases made." - B.S                                                                                                              

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
2007

92/100

"A mix of cherry, strawberry, earth, iron and dried beef aromas and flavors make this complex in a lighter style. Balanced between the fruit, moderate acidity and tannins. Very elegant. Best from 2014 through 2028. 2,900 cases made." - B.S.                                                                                                 

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
2008

91/100

"Graphite and cedar aromas lead off in this cherry-, strawberry- and licorice-flavored red. This is firm, with quiet intensity and a dense, spice-infused finish. Best from 2015 through 2030. 2,900 cases made. "   - B.S.                                                                                                              

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
2003

91/100

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
2001

91/100

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
2006

96/100

"This is a very rich Sangiovese on the nose with dried black cherries and strawberries. Lots of dark chocolate too. Loads of black chocolate cake and dried coffee cake character. Full and very powerful. Lots of ripe tannins. Goes on for minutes. Better in 2014."                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
2008

93/100

"Aromas of dried cherries and plums with hints of flowers follow through to a full body with velvety tannins and a juicy, meaty, fruity aftertaste. Turns to chocolate powder as well. Drink or hold."                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
2008

91/100

"The 2008 Brunello di Montalcino Pianrosso is more layered, perfumed and subtle than the straight Brunello. Freshly cut flowers, dark red fruit, licorice, spices and menthol are all layered together nicely in the glass. A wine of considerable texture and depth, the 2008 Pianrosso should drink well for at least a handful of years. There is no shortage of depth, richness or complexity in this fine effort. This is an especially concentrated style for the year, but it works. Anticipated maturity: 2016-2025." 

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
2004

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
1990

93/100

"Fabulous, traditional Brunello di Montalcino offering great color and masses of mint, berry, mineral and nut aromas and flavors. Full in body and tannins, huge. Needs time. Best after 1999." -B.S.                                                                                                                                                                                                                 

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
1993

85/100

"Delicate and traditional, with floral, berry and leather aromas and flavors. Medium in body, with medium tannins and a light, crisp finish. Drink now. 1,250 cases made." - B.S.

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
1994

90/100

"Very aromatic wine, with dried berries and cherries throughout. Medium- to full-bodied, with very soft, round tannins and a long, long finish. An absolute joy to drink. Drink now. 800 cases made." - B.S.                                                                                                                                                                                             

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
1995

84/100

"Papery, with plum, leaf and herb aromas. Medium-bodied, with medium tannins and a short finish. Drink now. 1,900 cases made."  -B.S.                                                                                   

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
1998

93/100

"Wild berry, cherry and floral aromas to this Brunello. Full-bodied, with big, silky tannins and loads of exciting fruit. Lively, yet refined. These wines are a joy to taste. Giuseppe Bianchini is a master in the vineyards. Best after 2004. 3,900 cases made." - B.S.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
1999

91/100

"Very tight and firm, with hints of fresh flowers, berries and fresh meat. Full-bodied, chewy and silky, with hints of mineral and fruit. Long finish. This is a wine that needs bottle age. Strangely, I like the 1998 better and, of course, the 1997. Best after 2006. 4,100 cases made." - B.S.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
2000

90/100

"Impressive. Lots of jam on the nose, with hints of tobacco. Full-bodied, round and soft, with lots of fruit. Thick and generous. Very well done. Best after 2006. 3,900 cases made." - B.S.                                                             

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
2003

91/100

"A full-bodied red, showing aromas and flavors of dried cherry, vanilla and mild spice, with a meaty note. Full, firm and flavorful. Tight and very concentrated now, but should expand with time. Best after 2010. 2,916 cases made." -B.S.                                                                                                                     

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
2006

95/100

"Silky and elegant, offering cherry, raspberry, currant and violet aromas and flavors. Detailed and firmly structured, with refined tannins and a lingering aftertaste of red fruits. A Brunello of finesse and harmony. Best from 2012 through 2028. 2,900 cases made." - B.S                                                                                                                                        

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
2010

96/100

"The 2010 'Pianrosso' is an absolutely gorgeous single vineyard cru Brunello from Ciacci Piccolomini d'Aragona. It delivers wonderful aromas of fresh blackberries and plums, which are woven together with floral, earthy minerals, aged balsamic and sweet red licorice, all coming together beautifully in the glass. The full body is nicely balanced, supported by ripe tannins and a beautiful fine, silky texture. So pure and elegant as it finesses its way through the long, pretty finish. Not quite as accessible and open as the Brunello normale, so it will require a bit more patience, but that being said there's a lovely future ahead for this Pianrosso and it will be interesting to watch it evolve for years to come. (Best 2017-2034)"

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
2000

RECOMMENDED

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
2001

SILVER MEDAL & RECOMMENDED

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
2003

SILVER MEDAL & RECOMMENDED

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
2004

SILVER MEDAL

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
2010

95/100

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
1995

★★

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
1996

★★

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
1998

★★★

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
1999

★★★

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
2001

★★★

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
2003

★★★

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
2006

★★★

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
2007

★★★

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
2008

★★★

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
1990

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
1995

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
1996

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
1997

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
1998

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
1999

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
2000

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
2001

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
2003

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Pianrosso
2004