Grand Crue – Rigualdo Vineyard: 100% Ciliegiolo, limited production depending on vintage, bottles numbered
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.
Clear, firm aroma of ripe black and a little red berries with slightly cedary aromas, Mediterranean herbs, some tobacco, juniper, cherries and a hint of tar. Dense and taut in the mouth, still somewhat closed, yet very juicy, fresh cherry and berry fruit, present, very fine tannin and animating acidity, persistent on the palate, restrained power, Mediterranean herbs on the palate, also salt, hints of pepper, tobacco and nutty hints, good depth, has tension, very good, taut, decidedly juicy finish with a lot of bite and fine spice.Rich, ripe black cherry fruit with grainy tannins. Powerful and complex yet decidedly elegant.
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|Vineyards:||Valdonica – Sassofortino|
|Aging:||24 months in Tonneaux|
|Refining:||6 months in bottle|
|Drink Through:||10 years|
|Service temperature:||17 – 19 degrees|