2016 Caiarossa 75CL
42% Cabernet Franc, 25% Merlot, 15.5% Syrah, 6% Cabernet Sauvignon, 6% Petit Verdot, 4.5% Sangiovese and 1% Alicante. The wine is not too constructed or big in the mouth, rather it shows a delicate level of elegances that absolutely seals the deal.
The Caiarossa vineyards are located in Val di Cecina, at the heart of Tuscany. The company logo is represented by an ancient clay head of Etruscan origin representing the Greek god Dionysus, discovered near the city of Volterra and now the property of Eric Albada Jelgersma. God of vegetation and of wine, it is the perfect representation of what the estate wants to transmit with the wines. The name of Caiarossa was coined as a homage to the soil, which is characterized by the presence of jasper, rock and pebbles intensely red in color. The story began in 1998, taking as its guide the principles of organic agriculture for the cultivation of the vineyards and that of geo-dynamics and the oriental discipline of Feng Shui for the construction of the cellars. But it was in the year 2004, when it was acquired by Eric Albada Jelgersma, that Cairossa entered the world of quality wine thanks to the decades of experience which this family had acquired with two Grands Crus Classés in Margaux, Bordeaux, Château Giscours and Château du Tertre.