The Caiarossa estate is located near the small medieval village of Riparbella, on the west coast facing the sea, in Tuscany. The Caiarossa estate stands out due to its high-quality Italian wines, made with the utmost respect for the environment and following the principles of biodynamic viticulture. Since 2004, the Caiarossa estate has been owned by Eric Albada Jelgersma, who also owns Châteaux du Tertre and Giscours in Bordeaux.
The estate reigns over 16 hectares of vineyards that slope gently down to the sea.
Caiarossa is the emblematic wine of the estate. It is a Tuscan wine made from a mosaic of vineyards and thus, magnifies the nuances and identity of the fine Italian terroirs.
A particularly homogeneous and qualitative year, 2019 was marked by a summer whose rainfall and significant temperature variations favoured the development of the vineyard. The harvest was carried out under very good conditions, giving rise to a fine vintage with an alluring freshness and balance.
Vinification and ageing
The wine is vinified in a plot-by-plot manner in order to preserve the expression of each terroir and each grape variety. The vinification is carried out in concrete and wooden vats with slow fermentation and gentle extraction. Following malolactic fermentation and blending, the wines are aged in French oak barrels (30% new) for 14 months. A further two months' ageing in concrete vats is carried out before bottling, after which the wine is aged for a further year in bottle before being released.
Caiarossa 2019 comprises a blend of Syrah (26%), Cabernet Franc (24%), Merlot (23%), Cabernet Sauvignon (14%), Petit Verdot (7%), Sangiovese (4%) and Grenache (2%).