ARIA DI CAIAROSSA 2015
92/100 – Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate
90/100 – Wine Enthusiast
95/100 – Bob Campbell MW (2013 vintage)
94/100 – James Suckling (2013 vintage)
“The selection of grapes in this blend has changed a bit, with much younger vines of Syrah, older Alicante vines, filled out by Cabernet Franc, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon. The 2015 Aria di Caiarossa goes through 20% new oak and shows a nice richness and velvety mouthfeel. It is immediate and exuberant and a bit sweeter than past vintages. Drink 2019 to 2025.” – Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate
Tasting Note: Syrah 28%, Cabernet Franc 22%, Merlot 21%, Cabernet Sauvignon 15.5%, Alicante 13.5% Crispness and admirable balance are the hallmarks of Aria di Caiarossa, a blend of four noble varieties that mirrors the estate philosophy. This wine is notable for its spicy balsam, velvety texture, and dense, fine-grained tannins.
Winemaking Notes: Macerated on the skins between 15 and 25 days. Alcoholic fermentation in concrete tanks of 50 hectoliters (only indigenous yeasts) at controlled temperature, max. 28°C. Two pumping-over a day for about 7 to 10 days, then once a day until the end of maceration. Malolactic fermentation in concrete tanks and wooden casks. Aged in barriques and tonneaux for about 14 months, using 15% of new oak. Then 6 months in concrete tanks before bottling. Drink over the next 10-15 years.
Certification: Organic, Biodynamic
Variety: Syrah, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Alicante
Region: Tuscany, Italy