The winemaker says: “Pure Ciliegiolo was the first wine my parents produced when they started making wine here in the Maremma in 1986. It came from the oldest vines they found already planted. Now, after 34 harvests, I can say that Ciliegiolo gives its best with simplicity, when it is fresh, young and fruity but also elegant and balanced”.
Ciliegiolo means “cherry”, referring to the flavour of the grapes.
Area of production: Maremma, Tuscany
Producer: Alberto Motta
Grape varieties: 100% Ciliegiolo
Vineyard: vines 10-50 years old
Soil type: sandy
Harvest period: early September, by hand
Vinification: cold maceration followed by temperature-controlled traditional fermentation on the skins
Maturation: in steel and cement tanks
Alcohol content: 13% abv
Appearance: deep ruby with purple reflections
Nose: fragrant notes of cherry, strawberry, raspberry, spices, Mediterrenean bush
Palate: medium-bodied, soft and juisy, elegant, smooth and appealing
Food pairings: fish soups, pasta with meat souce, stewed red meats, medium-aged cheeses.
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