Ciacci Piccolomini d'Aragona Rosso Ateo San Antimo 2019


 The 1989 vintage was a difficult one that fell in between two excellent years, subsequently Ciacci Piccolomini created a wine named ATEO, “atheist” as a consequence of their decision not to produce Brunello in less than ideal vintages. This decision coincided with the first harvests from their Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot vineyards. While it first came into existence as a provocation, Ateo is now an estate classic with a long fermentation and aging performed in small oak barrels.

Ateo is a vibrant and juicy wine with intense herbal, spice and fruity (black cherry, plum) notes. A nice structure is supported by balanced tannins and indisputable personality.

The bouquet is intense with vibrant herbal, spicy and fruit-forward notes. Very well structured, full bodied, quite soft and balanced with pronounced tannins. A wine with a great personality and long aftertaste.

Producer: Ciacci Piccolomini d'Aragona

Country: Italy

Region: Tuscany

Varietal: Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon

Appellation: Toscana IGT

Vintage: 2019

Size: 750ml