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
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: