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Rosso Toscana IGT ‘Chiccheio’

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Tasting Notes

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. A complex wine perfect for meditation, best alone or paired with aged cheeses.

As a family operated winery, it is family that inspires the names of some of the wines. Chiccheio is the name of the owner’s little nephew used to call his aunt Enrica (Chicca) and uncle Aurelio (Eio).

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

Winery

Cavalierino

Region

Toscana

Varietal

95% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Merlot

Location of Vineyards

Poggiano (Montepulciano)

Altitude

450-500 meters above sea level

Type of Planting

Certified Organic

Soil

Predominantly calcareous of Pliocene origin

Type of Cultivation

Espalier with Guyot pruning

Vinification

Harevest 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.

Alcohol Content

13.5%

Total Production

20,000 bottles

Oenologist

Mario Ercolino