||This vine seems to have been imported by some pilgrims on their way back from Santiago de Compostela. It has been cultivated in Maremma for almost 170 years, and here it has found an ideal habitat. It takes its name from its big berries (cherry’shape) and its intense colour and typical aroma of ripe cherries. Ciliegiolo is popular in Maremma but extremely rare in the rest of Italy; till few years ago this varietal was primarily used as a lesser blending grape with Sangiovese in a few Super Tuscans. Grillesino is one of the very few wineries that vinified it in pureness.
||Altitude: 200 m. a.s.l. Exposure: south west.
|Composition of the land
||Calcareus clay, rich in stone.
||Second week of September.
||Only the best grapes selected are devoted to this fresh wine that perfectly reflects the caracteristics of a vine that grows by the sea. Our Ciliegiolo is made into wine with soft pressing and after fermentation and a long skin maceration (almost 15 days). When the wine has completed the malo-lactic fermentation – during spring – it has a period of refinement in vats; than is bottled without filtering for better develop its characteristics of freshness, fragrance and its pleasant aroma of cherries and ripe fruit.
||Stainless steel 6 months, bottle 2 months.
||Perfect with light summer pasta sauces, fresh cuts, and light chees.
||Price Grillesino Ciliegiolo 2017 € 8.42