Villa Cerna

Villa Cerna

In the Tuscan scene of Castellina in Chianti, Villa Cerna has always been identified as the gateway to Chianti Classico. Because of its location on the first hill at the beginning of the appellation's territory. Purchased by Cecchi in the 1960s, it boasts 80 hectares of land. With vineyards ranging from 8 to 36 years old. - TEXT + IMAGE CECCHI FAMILY

Villa Cerna
Cecchi family estate at the roots of Chianti Classico

Villa Cerna

Here, the company produces important and valuable Chianti Classico with distinct structure and complexity. Characteristics that make these wines suitable for evolution.
The estate has always focused on producing high-quality wines. To do this, it has carefully and continuously researched the most important variety for the Chianti Classico DOCG: Sangiovese. The disciplinary designation states that the blend must be made with Sangiovese for at least 80%.

The ampelography of Villa Cerna's vineyards has undergone constant evolution. Based on the precise and punctual analyses carried out on the grapes of different clones, especially during vinification (a process that takes place separately for each vineyard). This led to a clone/parcel matching that still determines the value of the estate's wines today: Villa Cerna wines are distinguished by their territoriality and consistency with variety.

Sangiovese's loyalty to the different places it comes from is key to understanding Villa Cerna's Chianti Classico

Tenuta Villa Cerna has always shown great sensitivity to environmental issues, as well as great respect for the vineyards. In fact, the principles of integrated pest management are applied to minimise the use of synthetic products.

In 2010, the company planted a new plot with several clonal selections of Sangiovese and is currently managed as a study vineyard. The aim is to test organic management, regulated by an internal protocol. To evaluate the extension of the practice to all vineyards on the estate.

The wines of Villa Cerna

Villa Cerna Chianti Classico DOCG Riserva, stands out for the complexity and elegance of its aromatic profile, accompanied by an acidity that supports and balances an important structure. The result of careful selection, Villa Cerna Chianti Classico Riserva DOCG is composed of 95% Sangiovese grapes and 5% Colorino grapes. Intense ruby red in colour, the nose opens to floral notes followed by hints of red fruit and spices. On the palate, ripe fruit and spices generate a pleasing balance between the acid component, alcohol component and tannic structure. Recommended with game, roasts and aged cheeses.

Born Villa Cerna Primocolle Chianti Classico DOCG, it takes its name from the "first hill" of the Chianti Classico appellation found from Siena. Intense red in colour, it is bright and vibrant. It reveals intense floral aromas, with violet and iris as the most obvious notes. The tannins are well integrated with some freshness, making Primocolle a medium-aged wine. Excellent with stuffed pasta, grilled meats and medium-aged cheeses.

The authentic taste of Chianti Classico DOCG lives on in these two labels. Discover them with the Sligro actions in November and December!


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