Villa Rosa is among the estates with the richest heritage in Castellina, Chianti, and its vineyards truly resonate the essence of Chianti Classico. The Cecchi Family purchased the property from the Lucherini Bandini Family, who carefully tended the land for almost 70 years. The families shared a great friend who kept the families close together: the renowned and formidable wine taster, Giulio Gambelli. In 2015, as soon as the company was purchased, a meticulous work of soil profiling commenced, consisting of in-depth analysis of the terrain by employing the most innovative techniques. The debut of the Gran Selezione Villa Rosa came from the 2015 vintage, which was led through every phenological phase with balance in mind. The weather conditions supported all those characteristics that help make a wine great in the Chianti territory: cold winters, mild and humid springs, summers with good temperature ranges, and some rainfall. The main oenological objective is producing wine by completely embracing the connotation of the Gran Selezione as the apex of the qualitative pyramid of Chianti Classico and dedicating it to the purity of Sangiovese.
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.
Calcareous soils with a heterogeneous clay matrix of Albarese and Galestro schist soil.