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Ciliegiolo 2020

Ciliegiolo 2020

Farming : Certified Organic | Certified Biodynamic


Winemaking : Hand-Picked Grapes | Native Yeast Fermentation | Unfined | Unfiltered | Vegan | No S02 Added | Concrete and Terracotta Amphorae 


Region : Tuscany, Italy


Grape : 100% Cilliegiolo


Alcohol by Volume : 14.5%



Ciliegiolo is one of the oldest Tuscan grape varieties, which can be traced back to the 17th century. For years it was thought that it originated in Spain, introduced here by some pilgrims who travelled to Santiago di Compostela. However, recent genetic tests have shown that it originates from Tuscany, and is closely related to the Sangiovese grape. It has been rediscovered and reused in recent years and now enjoys considerable success as, if cultivated in poor-quality, well-drained soil and exposed to light winds, it provides fresh, fruity wines that also have a notable structure and longevity.

It contains a great number of polyphenols, is worthy of note due to the red-coloured fruit, which has a strong purple tinge and also boasts a silky tannin texture. It is perfect for all traditional Maremma pasta dishes made with tasty, tomato-based sauces. It matches perfectly with bread and spicy roast pork, grilled or roast meats. It is a versatile wine much appreciated at the dining table.


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