Yesterday I had a chat with Jérôme Poisson, general manager at Caiarossa and I tasted their new 2020 releases – Pergolaia, Aria di Caiarossa and Caiarossa – three exciting wines from the Tuscan coast. The flagship wine Caiarossa will be launched on the 12th September in La Place de Bordeaux.
Caiarossa was bought in 2004 by Eric Albada Jelgersma and his family who also own Château Giscours in Margaux. They also owned Château du Tertre in Margaux until 2021 when it was sold. In 2004 the family came to Tuscany, fell in love with a property in Riparbella, and bought it. Caiarossa consists of 35 hectares of vines in production (soon to be 40 hectares) and 80 hectares of forest, olive groves and meadows surrounding the vineyards.
The Caiarossa estate is on the Tuscan coast half an hour’s drive from Bolgheri in the hills around the town of Riparbella. The vineyards are at altitudes between 150 metres and almost 350 metres above sea level. Here the Val di Cecina (the Cecina river valley) channels cooling breezes to the area in the daytime and where warm days are tempered by cooler nights. The vineyards at Caiarossa have been cultivated biodynamically since the beginning. Caiarossa was certified as biodynamic by Demeter in 2005 and has been certified organic since 2003.
Tasting notes below:
|Caiarossa, Caiarossa, 2020||2 Sep ’23||95 Caiarossa, Caiarossa, 2020 Caiarossa is the ‘grand vin’ of the estate and this 2020 …|
|Caiarossa, Aria Di Caiarossa, 2020||2 Sep ’23||94 Caiarossa, Aria Di Caiarossa, 2020 The Aria Di Caiarossa 2020 is a deeply coloured, …|
|Caiarossa, Pergolaia, 2020||2 Sep ’23||93 Caiarossa, Pergolaia, 2020 The Pergolaia 2020 from Caiarossa is a blend of mainly Sangiovese …|
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