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.
Barbara Payne, blogging at FoodandDrinkChicago.com, tasted through the Cecchi portfolio and found “5 Fine Tuscan Wines to Love,” starting with the Sangiovese:
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.
"A superbly delineated Super Tuscan whose ... profound structure and fine-grained tannins are softened by a textured, complex finish."
"This was no rough-and-tumble Chianti. The wine had real elegance." — Wine writer Rob Frisch
"Cecchi makes highly regarded wines in an obscure but very exciting region of Italy: Maremma."
"The flagship from La Mora is the 2013 Morellino di Scansano, a lovely wine full of black cherry flavors and a bit of cranberry," writes Ted Loos.
"Cecchi’s state-of-the-art winery in Maremma taps the latest technology and puts sustainability up front and center."
New reviews are in from Wine Spectator on the Cecchi portfolio of Chiantis.
Cecchi Chianti Classico Riserva di Famiglia 2011
A muscular, powerhouse red, boasting black cherry, plum, black pepper and tobacco flavors. Bright and dense at once, with a lingering aftertaste conjuring up tar and spice accents. Best from 2017 through 2025. 5,000 cases made.
Cecchi Chianti Classico 2012
This red combines black cherry, blackberry, leather and tobacco flavors with solid tannins and crisp acidity. Finishes on the sleek side. Best from 2017 through 2023. 125,000 cases mad
Cecchi Chianti 2013
A beam of pure cherry is the focus of this red, showing accents of tobacco, earth and spice. Well-balanced, with a lingering finish. Drink now through 2020. 166,000 cases made.
Here’s a new review from the Wine Spectator of the 2011 Toscana COEVO. It appears in the July 31, 2015, issue.
Toscana Coevo 2011
Aromatic, revealing spice, tobacco and underbrush flavors around the core of cherry and plum. Overall, this is compact, and needs a year to settle down. Fine length. Sangiovese, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Petit Verdot. Best from 2016 through 2025. 1,250 cases made. –Bruce Sanderson.