Cavalierino

Chiccheio

Supertuscan full bodied red (organic)

LOCATION OF VINEYARDS: Poggiano (Montepulciano)

ALTITUDE: 450-500 meters above sea level

SOIL:  Predominantly calcareous of Pliocene origin

TYPE OF CULTIVATION: Espalier with Guyot pruning

 

VINIFICATION:Harvest is done manually, then the grapes are pressed softly and sent for fermentation in stainless steel vats at controlled temperatures.

AGING: Aged for 12 months in oak barriques followed by a minimum of 6 months of refinement in bottle.

Chiccheio is a deep-colored wine made of 100% organically grown Cabernet Sauvignon (95%) and Merlot (5%). An explosion of fruit aromas, cherries, sour cherries and other ripe fruit. Smooth, soft and well balanced with well integreated tannins.

 

“An explosion of sweet fruit, spice and a beautifully powerful body. The deep color is as dark as blackberry. The aromas of the pure grape pulp are clear and unadulterated. Color and aromas are perfectly extracted and well balanced. The smoothness envelops the tannins. Excellent winemaking is able to show off the pure, beautiful fruit. The wine is an essense of nature, tecnique, spirit, aroma and pleasure. It is among the top red wines of the year, pure harmony of blackberry aromas in every respect.”

L.M. www.lucamaroni.com - Guida dei Migliori Vini d’Italia

Rated 95 points by renowned Italian wine critic, Luca Maroni. Chiccheio was also named the 3rd best wine of Italy in 2013.

95 POINTS Consistency: 32 - Balance: 31 - Integrity: 32

L.M. www.lucamaroni.com - Guida dei Migliori Vini d’Italia

Vintage: 2008
Grape: 95% Cabernet 5% Merlot
Region: Toscana
Winemaker: Mario Ercolino
Alcohol (ABV): 13.5%

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