Tenuta Aquilaia Maremma Toscana Ciliegiolo
Love this new wine from Uggiano's new project in Maremma on the Tuscan coast. Ciliegiolo is the grape used in this wine and it means 'little cherry' in Italian. Native to Tuscany, it's believed to have been grown in Maremma, in the south of the region, since Etruscan times. True to its name, it produces wines with juicy, ripe black cherry characters. Vibrant and appealing ripe black cherry aromas, warm and spicy with a hint of black pepper. On the palate it's got ripe blackberry and plum fruit backed by supple tannins. A generous, richly flavoured and juicy wine with a fresh, lightly savoury finish. Versatile food wine, works with tomato based sauces and best served cellar cool.