Thursday, January 26, 2012

Ciacci Piccolomini d'Aragona

Country: Italy

Region: Montalcino

Production: Varied based on the winery's single vineyards. Only the best productions are bottled.

Grape: 100% Sangiovese Grasso

Crate design: This is a very unique and artistically designed wine crate. The lid has a large and deeply engraved picture of the winery's cote of arms, and is a flip-top with latch in front. The front side is also deeply engraved with the text: "Brunello Di Montalcino".

Rarity: Very rare. Ciacci Piccolomini only offers the best they have to offer, so if any part of the wine production aspect isn't perfect, they simply don't bottle and sell it.

Crate designation: Collector's Class ($35.00)

Our opinion/history: The Ciacci Piccolomini d'Aragona wine label is a culmination of several single vineyards. The winery's process is similar to a Burgundian-style single vineyard establishment. One contrast from Burgundy is that Ciacci Piccoliomini also specializes in Olive Oil. Burgundian wineries only offer wine. Ciacci Piccolomini Wines are only made at optimal times. This makes their wine crates fairly sparse, as they don't make wine every year.

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