Winemaker: Maurizio Castelli
Grape: 90% Sangiovese, 10% Caniaolo
Region: Tuscany, Italy
Emanuela Stucchi, who runs it today with her siblings, are the 7th generation stewards of the property. Their biggest goal is to nurture the land (most of their vineyards are organic, all of them are sustainably farmed) and make the best expression of Sangiovese and the unique terroire of Chianti Classico.
The grapes for Cetamura were sourced from selected Sangiovese vineyards, located in the best Tuscany areas. Grapes were fermented separately in stainless steel tanks and than aged for a brief period of time in the bottle before its release. The family strive was to make young, fresh wine that reflects the high quality of Sangiovese grape in this region.
Vibrant ruby red color with a beautiful aroma of cherry and red fruit with an earthy tones. On the palate surprisingly full body for the wine that didn’t see the oak, very smooth and pleasant. Impressive expression of fruit and well balanced with the acidity. This could be very well the best Chianti in this price range. Long finish is an extra bonus (usually reserved for much more expensive wines). Wonderful home wine that wouldn’t brake your valet.
Dry – Off dry – Medium sweet – Sweet
Light – Medium – Full body
No oak – Aged in oak
Retail price: around $ 9.00