Tenuta di Ceppaiano ‘Violetta’ Super Tuscan Red Blend 2010
By Wine Enthusiast
Tenuta di Ceppaiano 2010 Violetta Red (Toscana)
Varietal: Red Blend
Appellation: Toscana, Tuscany, Italy
Winery: Tenuta di Ceppaiano
Bottle Size: 750.00ml
Importer: Mission Wine Company
In Magazine: 8/1/2015
By Kerin O’Keefe
Aromas of blue flowers, black-skinned berries, baking spice and Mediterranean herb take shape in the glass. A blend of 90% Sangiovese and 10% Cabernet Sauvignon, the approachable palate doles out black cherry, crushed plum, cinnamon and clove while dried mint provides backup. Silky tannins and fresh acidity balance the juicy flavors. Drink through 2018.(8/1/2015) -91
By Tenuta di Ceppaiano
‘Violetta’ Toscana IGT
Appellation: Toscana IGT
Grapes: 90% Sangiovese, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon
The Ceppaiano vineyard is located on the edges of Arno River, on sandy soils rich in minerals and fossils of marine origin, in one of the most vocated areas of Pisan hills at about 25km from Tyrrhenian Sea. The vines have been planted, taking advantage of the long experience matured by Castellani oenological team on the soils in this area. The experiments conducted in cooperation with the Oenology department of University of Pisa have allowed the determination the best clones and rootstocks to be planted, with the aim of producing modern wines, rich of territorial tepidity at the same time. The use of integrated organic cultivation techniques and the presence of the vilification cellar inside the vineyard allow the preservation of the pureness of the fruit during cultivation, harvest and transformation.
Hand-picked grapes are immediately fermented in the modern cellars of Ceppaiano. The aging takes place for 12 months in French oak barrels.
The wine has a dark and intense ruby red color, with a complex nose containing multiple layers of primary fruity aromas, as well as wild roses, cherries, mint, cassis and licorice. There are secondary aromas of resin, oak, leather and toasted sweet coffee. An intriguing taste mixes sweet flavours of white chocolate, vanilla and cedar on a buttery bed of oak, verticalized by a gentle acidity. Long finish. Wonderful Sangiovese-Cabernet blend, Brunello style. It is an ideal wine to accompany pasta dishes and spicy Mediterranean dishes. Serve at room temperature.
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