Cerbaiona Rosso di Toscana 2009


Pilot turned winemaker......

Diego Molinari, Cerbaiona's founder, retired from a career as an Alitalia commercial pilot at the age of 46. He and his wife, Nora, began looking at vineyards in 1977 with the dream of pursuing a life as winemakers. They came across the Cerbaiona estate and its ancient farmhouse, Renaissance era garden and private chapel. Cerbaiona is situated in the middle region of the Montalcino appellation, representing the balance between southern Montalcino's ripe fruit characteristics and the north's fresher, more-structured reds. 

Today the estate of comprised of a mere 6 acres of vines, the rest olive groves and forest. 

Cerbaiona Rosso di Toscana is made from 60% Sangiovese with Merlot, Syrah and Malvasia Nera aged in 700 liter slavonian oak barrels. Rich and rustic with ample fruit, yet dry and tart. 

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