||Ceccante” is the name of a Hero from an ancient story related to popular tradition of Tuscanian story tellers. It is believed that he, one day, while escaping from offenders after committing a heroic action, found refuge among the vines of Maremma and there, after discovering the sweetness of its black grapes, decided to settle.
||Altitude: 250 m. a.s.l. Exposure: south, southwest.
|Composition of the land
||Calcareus clay, rich in stone.
||After destemming and soft crushing, Cabernet Sauvignon did a maceration in stainless steel vats for 15-20 days, at a maximum temperature of 30°C. Than the wine was moved into new 225L barriques (Alliers,Tronçais and American oak) where malolactic fermentation was completed by the end of the year. The wine was then racked and replaced in barriques where it aged for about 16-18 months after which it was bottled. No filtration done.
||New barriques 16 months, bottle 10 months.
||It drinks well with a steak, with mushrooms, with lamb, with black truffle.
||Price Grillesino Ceccante Cabernet Sauvignon 2013 € 15.23