Cerretello Chianti Superiore DOCG
Our first label, from which our story as vinegrowers began in 2001.
Since our very first harvest, we found our spirit in Sangiovese and today, Cerretello is our masterpiece.
It was bottled as Chianti Superiore because the yield (about 60ql/ha compared to the 110ql/ha of Chianti DOCG) is the result of a green selection done during the first weeks of June, to leave the best grapes on the vine.
Based on the classic formula of Chianti made exclusively from Sangiovese, Canaiolo e Malvasia Nera grapes, Cerretello ferments and then ages in the traditional concrete vats, in the historical Pieve de’ Pitti cellar. Although it was originally made from our oldest vineyards only, nowadays it has personality and a characteristic expression thanks to the Sangiovese grapes produced by the new vineyards planted by the family between 2001 and 2007.
We thought about the Chianti taste that we treasure in our childhood memory.
That’s Cerretello for us.
In 2017, our love for Sangiovese and the great variety of soils on the Pieve de’ Pitti hill convinced us to finalize a long project of investigation and understanding of our land, which gave birth to 5 Sangiovese selections.
We will bottle the result of this hudge work in the vineyard with Cerretello 2018, which will be shortly available with the traditional label, and with the label of the Vigna Scopajo selection.
If you want to know more about this project and its future developments, read here