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Ciu Ciu ‘Bacchus’ Rosso Piceno

Certified organic, de-stemmed, pre-fermentation maceration at cool temperatures. Fermentation in stainless steel with daily punching down for a delicate extraction. Maturation for 6 months in stainless steel and 3 months in bottle prior to release. Lightly fined and filtered. Minimal SO2.

The estate is comprised of 150 hectares of organically farmed vines in the heart of the Piceno Hills in the Marche, just a few kilometers from the splendid medieval town of Offida. The Ciù Ciù farm was founded by Natalino and Anna Maria Bartolomei in 1970. Today, their sons, Massimiliano and Walter are carrying on the tradition of their parents with unparalleled passion and enthusiasm. The Bartolomei family is committed to tradition and hold the conviction that wine should be the most authentic expression of the land. As such, all practices demonstrate the utmost respect for the natural wine-growing ecosystem and the estate is certified organic since the early 1990’s.

Winemaker: Massimiliano Bartolomei
Country: Italy
Region: Marche, Piceno
Type: Red
Variety: Montepulciano, Sangiovese
Farming: Organic, Sustainable
Age of Vines: Planted 2000–10
Production: 180,000 bottles
Soil: Clay based with local Faleria stone bedrock