Caiarossa "Aria di Caiarossa" 2015

Blend of Cabernet Sauvignon / Merlot / Syrah (Shiraz) / Cabernet Franc
A still red wine from the Tuscany, Pisa region of Italy.


Rich, elegant, umami. Cedar wood, nettle, dried violets.

Tasting Notes

On the glass this Tuscan Blend is deep ruby with purple hues.

On the nose Aria di Caiarossa 2015 comes across straight away mature and sapid with an attractive, elegant bouquet. Leather, cedar wood, dried violets, graphite, nettle…

The mouthfeel is gently grippy, with a pleasant well integrated acidity. The palate is classy with notes of dried violets and dark chocolate. slightly bitter on the finish, which is long.

Beautiful bottle, umami and rich especially considering the price point!

92
Score 92

My score / points

Caiarossa "Aria di Caiarossa" 2015
Aria di Caiarossa (2015) Review
Estate making Aria di Caiarossa Estate Caiarossa
Aria di Caiarossa (2015) Label Aria di Caiarossa
Style of Aria di Caiarossa Style Red & Still
Country of Caiarossa Country Italy
Region of Caiarossa Region Tuscany, Pisa
Grape blend of Aria di Caiarossa Grapes Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Syrah (Shiraz), Cabernet Franc
Vintage of Aria di Caiarossa Vintage 2015
My review of Aria di Caiarossa Points
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Learn more

Caiarossa

Caiarossa is wine producer in the Pisa province of Tuscany. The grapes enjoy the beautiful Mediterranean weather, cooled by the sea breeze of the Tyrrhenian sea.

They focus on usage of varietals which are non traditional for the Tuscan region; using the classical Bordeaux blend such as other super Tuscan wine producers, but blending in other grapes such as Alicante and Syrah.

There estate has been certified organic and they follow biodynamic principles.

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Dark blue-colored variety of wine-making grape

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Cabernet Franc

Grapevine that yields black grapes used for wine

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