From generation to generation Cecchi family has accompanied the historical journey of Italian wine, which in less that a century has gone from being a farmer’s food to a leading national brand, appreciated around the world. Luigi Cecchi, thanks to his wine-tasting talents, laid the foundations for the dynasty renowned today for the production of high quality wines in 1893. Luigi’s reputation has grown significantly in the 1930s and the family name became recognized internationally. In the 1970s the family moved to the municipality of Castelina in Chianti, a historical Chianti Classico production site. In the next decades the family expanded its operations in other regions, mainly in Umbria, and in 2015 decided to invest in Chianti Classico once again by acquiring the historic Villa Rosa. Today the Cecchi family owns about 300 hectares of vineyards in the Chianti area and rents additional 70 hectares. Their annual production totals almost 8 million bottles of wine.
Cecchi Chianti 2015 was produced primarily from Sangiovese grapes (90%) with little addition of Canaiolo and Colorino (combined 10%). It was fermented in steel tanks and aged in a bottle for a minimum of two months. The wine has nicely balanced palate, with notes of cherries, blueberries, plums and hints of spices. Cecchi Chianti is a versatile wine, suitable for an aperitif as well as a companion to a simple dinner, such as of meat or mushroom pasta, pizza, meatballs, salami, olives and pecorino cheese. Recommended serving temperature 16-18ºC.