ciliegiolo

IGT Toscana Ciliegiolo
ciliegiolo

The Ciliegiolo 2012 is the first year of production of this wine.

The harvest of 2012 produced a good crop of Ciliegiolo, a small

parcel of which was fermented with around 20% whole cluster and

after a long fermentation and maceration, was aged in a new tonneau.

After a year or so in barrel, tasting of this particular Cilegiolo revealed

it to be something very special and, after a long period of ageing, suited

to this very structured example of Ciliegiolo, worthy of bottling on its

own.

Rich, ripe black cherry fruit with grainy tannins. Powerful and complex

yet decidedly elegant.

Specifications

Grapes: 100% Ciliegiolo
Vineyards: Valdonica – Sassofortino
Production: 2000 bottles/year
Aging: 24 months in Tonneaux
Refining: 6 months in bottle
Drink Through: 10 years
Service temperature: 17 – 19 degrees
Closure: Natural Cork