ATEO Ciacci Piccolomini d'Aragona, 2018
Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot
All orders need to be picked up in Greendale, Wisconsin.
We do not ship.
Black currant, hickory, anise, black plum, brush with hints of eucalyptus and cedar. Dark plums + blackberry on palate, firm tannins rounded out and balanced with a burst of bright ripe berries. A blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot - not allowed in the area - it is called "Ateo" or athiest, in defiance of the restrictive winemaking laws of Italy. Brother & sister Paolo & Lucia Bianchini currently lead the estate preceded by their father Giuseppe. Giuseppe was un-expectedly willed the 17th Century estate from the heirless Countess Ciacci Piccolomini after he had managed the vineyards + winemaking and raised his family there.
Sant'Antimo | Montalcino, Italy