Poggio Argentiera Principio DOC Maremma Ciliegiolo 2013
Ripe red cherries and plums, very fresh and alive. Medium bodied, fleshy and supple, medium refreshing aftertaste. The Ciliegiolo grape has been cultivated for centuries in Maremma, but only recently, after DNA analysis, it has been possible to prove the relationship with the more famous Sangiovese grape. It is a key component of the Morellino di Scansano blend, but at Poggio Argentiera they believe (rightly) that it is an excellent wine in its own right can be. Another beautiful expression of this is the Vallerane Alta from the same winery.