Ciliegiolo Rosso Toscana IGT

2019
Italy
Tuscany

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!

 

90 points
"The character of pure cherry is lively, showing blue energy in the features of plums, lavender and wild violet. Medium body, sweet tannins of good workmanship and a sweet and precise finish in the closing. Delicious now."
Raffaele Vecchione,
Winescritic.com
Julu 2020

SKU/Code: 
DB0115-19
Product Line: 
National Portfolio
Wine
Red
Varietal: 
Ciliegiolo