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Liguria di Levante IGT Ciliegiolo

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Tasting Notes

Ciliegiolo is a red variety named after the Italian for ‘cherry’ (ciliegia), a fruit which Ciliegiolo wines resemble both in color and aroma. Predominantly found in Tuscany, it was historically a minor component of traditional blends such as Chianti and other supertuscans as well as neighboring Colli di Luni in Liguria, however the variety’s freshness and lively character has prompted the vine’s renaissance and the number of varietal IGT wines made from Ciliegiolo has considerably increased in recent years.

Lunae’s Ciliegiolo is a new addition to the winery’s line-up of high-quality wines. In a world that increasingly demands early-drinking wines, but which are nonetheless full of character, Ciliegiolo (which is briefly macerated on the skins for 3 days, fermented and aged in stainless steel tanks) offers an excellent alternative to wines that would otherwise need cellaring.

100% Ciliegiolo. Brilliant ruby red in color, resembling the fruit it takes its name from, Lunae’s Ciliegiolo offers fragrant notes of red fruits, predominantly cherry, spices and Mediterrenean bush. Soft and fruity on the palate, elegant and smooth, fresh with naturally low-acidity. Very versatile, Ciliegiolo is a perfect match with cold cuts, pizza, poultry, hearty salads or, when slightly chilled (57-59F), it will accompany seafood dishes beautifully.

2018 rated 90 LM

 

Winery

Cantine Lunae Bosoni

Region

Liguria

Varietal

100% Ciliegiolo

Location of Vineyards

Hills above the municipality of Luni (La Spezia), a 3-ha parcel called 'Vigna Luna'

Altitude

150/200 meters above sea level

Type of Planting

Guyot

Soil

Sandy

Type of Cultivation

Sustainable Farming

Vinification

Grapes are hand-picked towards the end of August. Brief maceration on the skins (3 days) then, after racking, fermentation and aging in stainless steel tanks for 6 months.

Alcohol Content

13.5%

Total Production

25,000 bts

Oenologist

Paolo and Diego Bosoni