James Suckling 93
A pretty red with balsamic, sour cherries, tangerines and fresh herbs. Medium-bodied and fine on the palate with silky tannins, carrying through layers of floral red fruit. Tangy and minerally on the finish. Really good acidity. Not a concentrated wine, but a characterful and elegant red. 60% sangiovese, the rest in merlot and cabernet sauvignon. Drink now.
Colour: Dark and intense ruby red colour.
Nose: Complex, with multiple layers of primary fruity aromas of wild roses, cherries, mint, cassis and licorice. Secondary aromas of resin, oak, leather and toasted sweet coffee.
Palate: Flavour: Intriguing taste mixing sweet flavour of white chocolate, vanilla and cedar on a buttery bed of oak verticalized by a gentle acidity. Long finish. Wonderful SangioveseCabernet blend, Brunello style.
It is and ideal wine to accompany Pasta dishes and spicy Mediterranean dishes.
Service Temperature: 18/20 Celsius
In 1989 the Castellani Family invited Keith Haring to Pisa to realize what would become his most important permanent public work, the monumental mural "Tuttomondo". On that occasion, the artist gave the family a label he had made for the house wine of a friend's restaurant, hoping that one day it could be used for a prestigious wine produced in Tuscany. Today, more than 30 years later, this project finds its realization thanks to a special commemorative cuvee produced by the Castellani family in one of its best vineyards, the Tenuta di Ceppaiano on the Tuscan coast. A special thanks goes to the Keith Haring foundation which granted the possibility to use the original image. This wine is dedicated to freedom of expression in every area of civil life.
Tenuta di Ceppaiano
The wines of Ceppaiano are born, as well as from grapes grown according to the highest quality criteria, also from this spirit that wants to give 'back to wine its highest task, what it does, according to Plutarch, "a drink that frees man's soul from fear, from lies, from servility" To do this we have established a dialogue between wine and art, in particular modern and contemporary art,
what we believe is able to create a symbolic bridge towards a possible future world, the one that makes people feel freer.
Vinification and Refining
Hand-picked grapes are immediately fermented in the modern cellars of Ceppaiano following the traditional vinification methods. The ageing takes place for 12 months in French oak barrels.