Tenuta di Ceppaiano Violetta 2012 | Exciting Super Tuscan Value
So, Tenuta di Ceppaiano Violetta 2012 is an ace-in-the-hole Super Tuscan red beauty. Starting with a rich ruby color with a brick-red rim. Also, bright red cherry fruit aromas overlay hints of aromatic herbs, orange zest, and dusty earth. Finally, a medium-bodied mouthfeel with juicy acidity and firm, fine-grained tannins give way to a persistent finish. Another gem from Wine impresario Piergiorgio Castellani
Praising the Tenuta di Ceppaiano Violetta 2012 as “velvety and flavorful,” 93JS. While solidifying this $20 coastal red as one of the vintage’s most covetable Super Tuscan values. Love the tile and berry character in this wine with orange peel too. Dusty texture. Medium body, velvety and flavorful. A Sangiovese and cabernet sauvignon blend. Drink or hold.
Wine impresario Piergiorgio Castellani
Exclusive! Called “one of the most exciting new Italian wine projects of the moment,” by Decanter. Tenuta di Ceppaiano Violetta 2012 offers this lush coastal Super Tuscan red at a smashing $20 value. While located on the banks of the Arno River. Since it is among the six estates owned by Tuscany’s brilliant wine impresario Piergiorgio Castellani. With whom we met in Europe for a knockout tasting this past March.
A joint venture between Castellani and the British wine savant Simon Farr. As a result, the winery was founded to take advantage of the incredible terroir lying at the extreme western edge of Chianti. While the hot, low-yield 2012 vintage made for Ceppaiano’s finest release yet, commanding 93 points from James Suckling. An ace-in-the-hole for lovers of ripe Super Tuscan reds at just $20 a bottle.
Tenuta di Ceppaiano estate
Today, the Tenuta di Ceppaiano estate covers a little under 100 acres on the foothills of the Arno River. While planted primarily to Sangiovese and Cabernet Sauvignon. Yet, soils are sandy and chalky, flecked with alluvial river pebbles, investing the wines with mineral complexity. In addition, the breezy, marine influence of the Tyrrhenian Coast with the generous Mediterranean sun, enriches grapes with vibrant acids and silky tannins..
While the origin of the winery developed out of conversations between Castellani and Simon Farr. And who jointly wanted to explore Sangiovese expressions from the western limit of the Chianti region. Furthermore, here on the Tuscan Coast, prime conditions have helped legendary estates like Saissaica and Ornellaia achieve worldwide fame. Finally, Vinous has declared the region “the home of Italy’s best wines made from international grapes.”