Cedro Riserva

“Derived from thirty-year old vines, the Cedro Riserva is an imposing wine, just like the hundred-year-old cedar tree which stands at the center of the Estate. Structured, elegant and full bodied, it’s my favorite wine”

Faye

" The Bold "

Time has formed the vines, giving them their unique shape, and more importantly, optimal balance in production. The perfect ingredients create a Riserva of great character and complexity, whose noble origins are represented by the property’s age-old cedar tree, whose name it bears.

Vintages
2008
2009
2010
2011
2013
2015
2016

Climatic conditions
The 2008 vintage was marked by heavy rain during the entire flowering period, which had an impact on the setting phase and thus slowed down the production of the vines. However, the hot, dry and long summer boosted the veraison phase. Finally, the ripening period of the grape varieties was optimal as the cool nights were beneficial for the development of the aromas and the intensity of the colours of the bunches, and the sunny days favoured the concentration of polyphenols in the berries.

Production
11,760 bottles produced

Climatic conditions
In 2009, the budburst phase took place as expected. During the summer, temperatures regularly exceeded 35°C both during the day and at night. Then, in the middle of the ripening period, the sirocco winds from Africa accelerated the process, giving this vintage a fast and early harvest.

Production
20,130 bottles produced

Climatic conditions
The flowering phase of the 2010 vintage was rather rainy which was an additional challenge for our winemakers. However, the summer was ideal for the development of the grapes, alternating between sunny days and some rain. This period allowed our grapes to reach an optimal stage of ripening for an ideal polyphenol concentration and aromatic intensity.

Climatic conditions
We particularly remember 2011 for its two-part August. The first 15 days were relatively cool with days not exceeding 30°C and cold nights. On the other hand, the second half of August was sunnier and more powerful, allowing the grape varieties, particularly Sangiovese, to develop healthy, mature bunches that were concentrated and rich in polyphenols.

 

Climatic conditions
The 2013 vintage was impacted by a harsh winter with alternating sub-zero temperatures and heavy snowfalls. The spring was cool and rainy. However, despite a cool summer overall compared to previous seasons, a few heat spikes boosted the Sangiovese veraison period. Finally, the fluctuations in daytime and night-time temperatures favoured a progressive ripening phase.

Production
5,133 bottles produced

Climatic conditions
The winter of 2015 came later in our region, thus slowing down the vegetative awakening of the vines and the crying period by about ten days. Spring came at the right time, offering the vineyards a flowering period punctuated by sunny days and some rainfall. Finally, the long summer, with high temperatures exceeding 30°C and ideal climatic conditions, gave our grapes an ideal ripening.

Production
10,666 bottles produced

Climatic conditions
The 2016 vintage is a great year that the winegrowers of our region still remember. In addition to having benefited from a late spring, it was mainly the abundant rainfall during the flowering period that contributed to the success of this season. The warm, sunny summer allowed the grape varieties to mature earlier, resulting in an optimal harvest, and in particular a Sangiovese crop of exceptional quality.

Tasting notes
Nose: great complexity, wood, fruit and spices (cherry and balsamic)
Palate: excellent tannic density
Comments: good ageing potential, a great Rufina classic

 

  • Denomination : D.O.C.G Chianti Rufina
  • Vineyard : Southern exposure - old vines
  • Harvest : Hand-picked in crates around mid-October.
  • Vinification : Delicate destemming of the grapes; temperature-controlled fermentation and maceration in steel tanks for about 15 days with several pump-overs.
  • Maturation : In oak barrels of 35 hl for about 12 months. Then a refinement in the bottle for at least 6 months.
  • Grape varieties : Sangiovese - Merlot
  • Alcohol content : 14% - 14,5%
  • Tasting notes : Intense and bright ruby red colour. The nose is well-balanced with elements of spice and black fruit that develop. The Sangiovese appears immediately in all its greatness, soft and velvety, with hints of ripe black cherry and a touch of cassis. The tannins are well blended, dense and fleshy. The finish is elegant and persistent. An excellent wine for ageing.
  • Pairing : In its early years, this wine goes well with all dishes and when aged, it pairs well with roasts, wild game and cheeses.
  • Serving temperature : 18°-20°
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The Terroirs

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Prestige Vintage

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Dessert

“Surprising wines which will awaken your tastebuds and provide a perfect and joyful partner for deserts, aperitifs and festive feasts.”

Oro del cedro « The Unconventional »
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Heritage Collection

The HERITAGE collection is an invitation to discover our history and our exceptional nectars to savor with each emblematic and unique vintage, bestowed with its own personality. A very limited release, each bottle is individually numbered and personally signed by the person recounts. We wish you an excellent journey in our company.

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Our Oils

Oils of excellence for all tastes. Our three different oils all have the same nutritional qualities and only their taste varies depending on when the olives were harvested and pressed.

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