A Voluminous Chianti with Smooth TanninsCecchi
was founded in 1893, making it one of the oldest producers in Tuscany
. A fantastic representation of traditional winemaking in this prestigious Italian wine region, Cecchi has been especially proactive in promoting both the region and its star varietal, the Sangiovese
grape, around the world. The Cecchi Chianti Classico 2015
is a blend of 90% Sangiovese with 10% Canaiolo and Colorino. The grapes are grown in the prestigious Chianti Classico DOCG
appellation, in a vineyard with an altitude of 270 meters about sea level. The vines stretch their roots deep into Middle Dough alkaline soils. At the winery, the fruit is fermented on the skins in temperature-controlled stainless steel vats, at a temperature of 25 °C for 15 days. Then, the wine is aged for about one year in wooden casks, before it is bottled, kept for 2 months minimum and released for sale.
The Chianti Classico 2015
is a balanced and clean expression of one of the most cherished sites for winegrowing in Italy. In the glass, this Chianti wine shows of a deep ruby red color, which becomes slightly more garnet with age. The nose is bright and fruity, with aromas of fresh blueberries and strawberries mixing with chalk and limestone. On the palate, this Italian red wine is medium in body but quite voluminous, with firm yet smooth tannins and a crisp, satisfying finish. This wine is meant to be aged for at least a decade, and will go perfectly with dishes like homemade pasta, roasted meat or braised chicken.