The Vesco family are the driving force behind Ciello, they are a dynamic bunch keen to spearhead the direction that Sicilian wines are going in the 21st century. Their belief in low-intervention and natural viticulture is bringing the grapes of Sicily to a global and increasingly savvy wine drinking audience. On top of this, their fresh, bright flavours, and open-minded use of a blend of traditional and modern methods have captured the imagination of a whole army of new fans. The sun-soaked island of Sicily is a wine lover's paradise: the ancient vineyards which cover the rocky soils have been producing high-quality wines since time immemorial, and wine runs through the veins of the Islanders instead of blood. It is here we find the winery of Ciello, one of the few organic organisations in Sicily, but one which is quickly and confidently converting the population to the concept of sustainable, zero-intervention viticulture.
Organically-farmed 15-year-old vines planted in sandy soils, at a height of 150-350 metres above sea level, facing South and South-East.
Short refinement in stainless steel.
This has an energetic freshness, dark fruit flavours, and a spicy character that gives it depth. Black plums dominate the palate, along with underlying coffee and chocolate notes, resulting in a complex and exciting wine. It is well-balanced and medium-bodied with soft well-rounded tannins that gives it a firm structure.
The Ciello Rosso is not fined or filtered and can appear cloudy, please do not be alarmed, it's still a stunner to enjoy!