Mastrojanni 2018 Ciliegiolo, Toscana Rosso IGT
Item Number: 15468
Sub Region: Montalcino
Appellation/AVA: Toscana IGT
Estate Grown Wine: Yes
Grape(s): 100% Ciliegiolo
Type: Wine - Red
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Alc by Vol(%): 15
Case Production: 434
Aging: 8 months in barrel and another 4 months in bottle before release
Tasting Notes: This Ciliegiolo has all the polish and elegance in which Mastrojanni is known, but displays a freshness and liveliness that is typical of the grape. The barrel aging creates an opulent, soft entry with sweet tannins that accompany a depth and sapidity typical of the grape variety and the soils in which it is born. Pair the delightful Mastrojanni Ciliegiolo with pasta, roasted white meats and cold cuts...or just drink on its own!
91pts (2019 Vintage) Wine Advocate 2/17/2022
"The Mastrojanni 2019 Ciliegiolo is perfumed and bright with bold cherry aromas (after which this grape gets its name), wild rose, grilled herb and bitter almond."
90pts (2019 Vintage) Vinous 1/27/2022
"The 2019 Ciliegiolo is deep and intense with black raspberries and wild herbs giving way to wet stone. It’s silky-smooth and pleasantly sweet with ripe cherries laced with mint and spice, as fine tannins and a salty, silted minerality settles in. This becomes savory through the finale, almost smoky, like dried meats and grilled herbs. It’s a roller-coaster of sensations and flavors. The Ciliegiolo is refined in a combination of 50% concrete and 50% oak."