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."