The 2013 Cecchi Chianti Classico Riserva di Famiglia has received a score of 94 points.
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The 32nd TEXSOM International Wine Awards drew 3,200 wines, which were tasted by 67 judges, and Cecchi was honored to receive four medals:
2010 Cecchi Riserva di Famiglia Chianti Classico DOCG
2012 Cecchi Chianti Classico DOCG
2011 Cecchi Coevo Toscana IGT
2013 Cecchi Sangiovese Toscana IGT
Learn more about the awards at the TEXSOM website here.
Cecchi Sangiovese di Toscana 2013 (~$15) is very fresh Tuscany wine fermented only in stainless steel tanks (no oak barrels). It’s a violet-red color with bright aromas of ripe raspberry and red fruits and fruit-forward flavors of raspberry, cranberry and plum. YUM! Perfect with spaghetti, pizza and pasta.
To read about all the wines, see Barbara’s story here.
"This was no rough-and-tumble Chianti. The wine had real elegance." — Wine writer Rob Frisch
Writing in SOMM Journal, David Ransom takes a look at “Sangiovese’s Next Frontier,” and finds the Morellino di Scansano DOCG – named for the local term for Sangiovese, and for the town of Scansano – one of the main places where the grape is taking off. And Checchi is there.
“Names like Biodi Santi, Cecchi, Folonari, Frescobaldi, Guicciardini, and Poliziano have all invested in the region with the vision of creating quality wines alongside the region’s independent producers such as Moris Farms, Roccapesta, Mantellassi, and others.”
Click on the image at right to download a PDF of the page on Morellino di Scansano, or visit SOMM Journal here to see the full article.
Also, see these links for details on three Checchi Morellino di Scansano wines: