Val Delle Rose
Val Delle Rose boasts one of the most beautiful wineries in all of Tuscany and is impeccably and lovingly run by the historic Cecchi family. In 1996, Famiglia Cecchi purchased the Val delle Rose winery in the little village of Poggio la Mozza, which lies at the productive heart of Morellino di Scansano appellation.The Cecchi family has been a pioneer of the Maremma area, believing in the great potential of the wild area a few kilometers from the Medeterranean Sea. Val Delle Rose is now the biggest winery in the Morellino di Scansano appellation.
At the time of its acquisition, Val Delle Rose had 25 hectares of vines. The Cecchi intervention was comparable to a minor farming revolution, as the agricultural techniques used until then did not ensure the batch-to-batch consistency needed for the viability of a serious winery. A study of the property’s soil revealed the enormous potential of this terroir. The study was so promising that the Cecchi family decided to extend the land under vines to about the current 100 hectares.
The sandy soil, rich in stones, contributes minerality to the white wines, like Vermentino, and the soft tannin structure of the red wines, like Sangiovese.
The project of the Famiglia Cecchi in Val Delle Rose started with growing Sangiovese, to better understand and experiment with how the grape–the “chameleon varietal” of Tuscany–could express itself in the innovative Maremma area. Understanding the value of the land, the family also believed in the Vermentino grape, now one of the most grown white varietals in the Tuscan coast. As their most recent project, Val Delle Rose has developed and highlighted the great value of International grapes like Merlot, Cabernet Franc, and Cabernet Sauvignon, creating distinctive wines from the area.
Anyone who wouldn’t want to work with the Cecchi family would have to be nuts, and when I was contacted by the family about representing their wines in the US I was excited to say the least. Andrea and his family have over 125 years of winemaking history in the Chianti Classico region and their family name is amongst the most recognizable in Italian wine.
Volio has the opportunity to build the estates for the family. These are the gems of their vineyard holdings and really represent the future of the Cecchi name.
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