Sangiovese Ciliegiolo Toscana IGT - Tenuta Santa Lucia
Appellation: Toscana IGT
Grapes: 70% Sangiovese, 30% Ciliegiolo
Vinification and refinement
The our wine "Toscano" is a beautiful blend of Sangiovese and Ciliegiolo grapes grown in the low-yielding organic vineyard of the Tenuta Santa Lucia on coastal Tuscany, near Pisa. It is fermented for 10 days in stainless steel tanks and further refined for 4 months before being bottled in the new HELIX™ bottle
Colour: Bright ruby red colour.
Bouquet: Very fresh and fruity at nose, with lots of cherry notes.
Taste: Fairly intense with sweet cherry flavours.
Pasta, pizza, vegetables, white and red meats, fresh cheeses.
The novelty of the "Toscano" is in the packaging that uses an original and innovative solution "twist to open" which is called HELIX™, a perfect combination between a special ergonomically designed cork and a glass bottle with an internal thread placed in the neck of the bottle that allows the manual opening, without effort, with a simple and easy rotation movement. Also, after opening, the bottle can be resealed in the same way, getting a perfect closing to preserve the organoleptic characteristics of the wine. We chose HELIX™ because it represents the ideal solution for an organic wine bottling, focusing on sustainability and reduction of energy and CO². We want to offer our clients a solution of uncorking to which they are accustomed, the screw cap, with the particularity of the realization in cork which refers to the tradition of Tuscan wine. We firmly believe that in addition to the quality of the product, the packaging is also a strong element of competitiveness, of distinction and recognition on the market.
The vineyard of Santa Lucia Estate is located about 100m above sea level at the intersection of the Arno and the Era Valleys on ancient downspouts land consisting of layers of tufaceous sands and gravel; a land which reveals at times the meeting between the river and the sea, which is now located about 25 kilometers to the west, also rich in stone and fossil shells. The climate is typically Mediterranean with warm breezes coming from the sea during the day and at night channeled by the Arno and Era valleys that provide an excellent ventilation and protect the vineyard from the risk of heat waves determined by recent climate change. The vineyard is completely surrounded by woods, which sometimes it is intertwined into. This osmotic exchange with the native varieties of Mediterranean maquis allows an interesting occasional aromatic exchange and a greater richness of the interaction between the vineyard and the local wildlife . The Castellani Family has acquired this vineyard in 2013 with the aim of experimenting the growing of Ciliegiolo grape, very present variety within the estate .Ciliegiolo is a typical variety of Chianti and in particular of the Tuscan coast, where in recent years has collected more and more support from producers willing to give an original contribution to the Tuscan tradition. Ciliegiolo can produce wines with good structure and in some cases even power, without sacrificing the elegance and intensity of fruit.