In 1996, Famiglia Cecchi purchased the Val delle Rose winery in the small town of Poggio la Mozza, which lies at the productive heart of Morellino di Scansano. 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 winery. A study of the property’s soil revealed the enormous potential of this terroir and the land under vine was extended to about the current 100 hectares. This beautiful estate, in the western part of Tuscany, is situated at the center of a perfect zone where the climate and constant exposure to the sun guarantee exceptionally ripe grapes (mainly Sangiovese). The excellent ripeness of the grapes and the perfectly managed vineyard guarantee elegant, mature, and structured wines.
Ciliegiolo is incredible... dark color with intense richness but somehow finding a way not to be too heavy. Basically you'll open this and finish the bottle!
Feldspathic quartz sandstone soil with skeletal material, 150m above sea level, yield of 4 tons per hectare and a density of 5000 vines per hectare, spurred cordon pruning.
Vinification consists of an extended skin contact during a long maceration of 15 days. Fermentation is temperature controlled in small stainless steel tanks at 25°C.