The lovely estate of Ciacci Piccolomini d’Aragona was built by Fabivs de’ Vecchis in the 17th century, the Bishop of Montalcino and the Abbot of Sant’Antimo Abbey. Today the domain is known for using Sangiovese grapes to produce some of the highest quality Brunello di Montalcino that Italy has to offer.
The estate was a palace at the time, purchased and sold after the death of the Bishop. The Ciacci family purchase the entire estate on December 31, 1877. Count Alberto Piccolomini d’Aragona, a direct descendant of Pope Pius II, married Elda Ciacci and the Bishop’s palace became known as Ciaccia Piccolomini d’Aragona Palace. Giuseppe Bianchini received the estate from Elda Ciacci in 1985, after spending several years at the estate as a farmer. He contributed a fresh production philosophy that increased the quantity and quality of the wines and began exporting the wines. After Giuseppe passed in 2004, his children, Paolo and Lucia took over control of the estate.
Beautiful Italian countryside
Ciacci Piccolomini d’Aragona is a 220 hectare estate that has vines planted on 53 hectares and olive groves on 40 hectares. The Tuscan countryside has beautiful green rolling hills and from the estate you can see the peaks of Mount Amiata. This natural and peaceful environment is the perfect background for producing amazing Sangiovese wines.
The vines are planted in southern Montalcino with soils composed of marl that dates back to the Eocene period. Ciacci Piccolomini d’Aragona has two cellars, the historic cellar used for storing the most prestigious wines and located in the original basement of the 17th century palace. And the new cellar, located in the estate headquarters where fermentation, maturation and storage operations occur.
Beautiful expressions of Sangiovese
Ciacci Piccolomini d’Aragona : Ateo 2014
Its beautiful ruby red color is enamoring, with intense aromas of herbs, spices and red fruits leaping out of the glass. The body is well-structured, full-bodied complimented by smooth tannins. An elegant wine with a beautiful aftertaste.
Ciacci Piccolomini d’Aragona : Toscana 2014
Easy drinking Sangiovese from the legendary estate. Bright red fruits, flowers and dusty tannins makes this the perfect accompaniment to pizza!