ciliegiolo sassotondo - maremma toscana doc
Cilegiolo from our vineyards in Sovana and Pitigliano, of different age: the oldest, in Pitigliano, have been planted in the 60’s while in Sovana our ciliegiolo, that comes from continuous mass selection on the older vines, has been planted between 1995 and 2003.
Guyot is the training system and the spacing varies from 3000 to 4.500 plants per hectar.
The grapes are picked and selected manually. Fermentation takes place without the addiction of yeasts and it lasts, maceration included, 15 to 20 days. The wine matures from a few months in steel tanks.
Its color is ruby red, of nice vivacity; the nose is intense with notes of red fruits, plum, licorice and the typical touch of ground white pepper.
The taste is warm and smooth thanks to tannins that are present but not aggressive and to a structure backed up by alcohol and a nice acidity.