Maremma toscana Doc, Ciliegiolo 2017 Sassotondo winery
In 1990 Carla and Edoardo decided to get rid of their jobs in Rome, to realize their dream of living in the country and making wine. In 1997 their first harvest with just one hectare of land. The winery is located between the towns of Sorano and Pitigliano on the foothills of the Bolsena volcanic basin and the tuff is the main material: the vineyards are planted on the tufa rounded by time hence the name Sassotondo (round stone), symbol of their winery, the houses are made with tuff, the cellar is dug into the tuff.
The company is included in the DOC Bianco di Pitigliano, Sovana and Maremma Toscana.
Now they own 12 hectares of vineyards : 9 red grapes (ciliegiolo, sangiovese, teroldego and merlot) and 3 white (trebbiano, greco, sauvignon). The winery follows the principles of biodynamics agriculture.
Sassotondo has an old underground cellar, completely dug into the tuff that is about 14 meters below ground with natural and ideal conditions of humidity and temperature.
The wines of Sassotondo try to be an expression of this powerful and mysterious territory: the indigenous vines and an environment in some aspects extreme, with the tuff that surfaces everywhere, produce fine and elegant wines, naturally concentrated, savory and spicy.
Monovarietal of Ciliegiolo grapes from old and new vineyards.
Ruby and bright red color, the nose is intense and persistent with hints of mulberry and cherry, plum and a spicy touch of black pepper.
The taste is dry, warm tending to the soft thanks to the non-invasive tannins and a good structure.
No clarification, no filtration, own yeast
Maremma Toscana Doc
Pitigliano, Sovana, Sorano
100% Ciliegiolo Maceration: 20 days in stainless steel ferment vats
some months in stainless steel fermenting vats
14,5% by vol
Biodynamic and organic agriculture