Ciliegiolo Rosso Toscana IGT
Ciliegiolo, meaning “cherry-like”, is usually reserved as a blending grape. Bottled on its own, it shows remarkably bright red fruits and fresh acidity. There have been conflicting studies, but Ciliegiolo is either a parent or offspring of Sangiovese.
San Ferdinando’s version comes from 1.7 hectares of vineyards at 330m, facing south-southeast. The vines were planted in 2006 on light sandy topsoil with compact grey clay about 20cm beneath. Made in stainless steel w/ 10-15% whole clusters. We at Bowler are fond of calling this our Italian alternative to cru Beajolais!