Notes from August Imports:
"Believed to be a parent to Sangiovese (based on DNA evidence) Ciliegiolo certainly has plenty of telltale cherry aromas and flavors to offer. That said, this grape is slightly different than its offspring: richer in phenols and darker in color, it has softer, rounder tannins and less acidity, making it the perfect, approachable glass with a classic Tuscan meal. In the case of Cala Civetta, the wine is lean and clean, with a high-energy mouthfeel, ripe fruit, and a crowd-pleasing finish. A wonderful option from the Maremma that is both familiar and fresh at once.
Located just inland from the Tuscan coastline, the Cantina del Morellino is a true co-op that distributes profits to its 170 participating families. The average land holding is tiny - just 3 hectares - and sustainable farming remains the undying mantra."