Cesanese

Damiano Ciolli

Silene Olevano Romano Cesanese Superiore 2020

Lovely. Perfumed nose. Bright. Ripe berries and minerals. Licorice. — a month ago

Passopisciaro

Franchetti Sicilia Petite Verdot Cesanese 2014

Dark Ruby with youthful purple notes - very dense almost black. After decanting a whiff of high quality French oak. Black and blue fruits. Might have opened this a little young. It’s full bodied and powerful. 70% Petit Verdot, 30% Cesanese, somewhat of a unicorn - I doubt if I could find this in Australia. Bought at the Cellar door on a Sicily tour with Scud MW at Franchetti on the favoured northern slopes of Mount Etna. In a blind tasting I would pick this as Bordeaux. The fruit richness dominates and doesn’t allow much Etna derived volcanic minerality to show through. Much riper and richer than you would expect from an Etna wine. This is the premium cuvée from Franchetti. Would love to try another one in 5 years if I had one. — 5 months ago

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Piero Riccardi Lorella Reale

Collepazzo Olevano Romano Cesanese

Beautiful mineral wine with nice finish. No sharp tannins. Accompanied our meal at Dirt Candy in nyc. Don’t know vintage!!! — 8 months ago

Principe Pallavicini

Amarasco Cesanese 2016

One of the better cesanese I have had, great acidity, good dark fruit, a little tobacco in the finish…wish I saw more of these — 3 months ago

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Giacobbe Alberto

Giacobbe Cesanese di Olevano Romano Superore 2021

Very well made everyday wine
At the moment i indeed like the whole range produced by Alberto Giacobbe
This is true to the variety and the territory with a bit of complexity too
— 9 months ago

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Federici

Roma Rosso Montepulciano - Cesanese Blend

Ripe morello cherry, raspberry and black fruit aromas.
Sour cherry and warm spicy notes.
— 2 months ago

Casale del Giglio

Cesanese Lazio Rosso Red Blend 2020

Wow! This blend is amazing. It starts with big fruit notes - plum and blackberry. Then the tannins set in and you get a leathery finish. — 5 months ago

Corte dei Papi

San Magno Cesanese del Piglio 2015

Interesting and good. Got at a steal so that helps. What an interesting fruit note, nothing quite I have tasted before. Almost a blue fruit with a tinge of Syrah notes that semi blow off paired with that good Italian acidity backbone. If you see it at a reasonable price buy it — 8 months ago