In 1996, Cecchi purchased the Val delle Rose winery along with 25 hectares of vines, in the small town of Poggio la Mozza which lies at the heart of Morellino di Scansano. The Cecchi intervention was comparable to a minor farming revolution, the new agricultural techniques ensuring the batch-to-batch consistency needed for the viability of a modern, quality winery.
Val delle Rose Poggio al Leone Morellino di Scansano Riserva 2015
Sangiovese is the principal grape of Poggio al Leone, which reflects ripe, fleshy fruit. The vines, at an altitude of 150 meters above sea level, enjoy in this zone an ideal climate, with perfect exposure to the sun balanced by moderating sea breezes. Vinification begins with a cold pre-fermentation maceration followed by fermentation in stainless steel. This is followed by a minimum of 12 months of aging in barriques. Poggio al Leone is intense ruby red in color; a bouquet of ripe dark fruits and warm violets.