The Cecchi family has been producing wine in the heart of Tuscany since 1893. They own vineyards and produce wines from five iconic areas of Tuscany: Chianti Classico, Maremma, San Gimignano, Montepulciano and Montalcino. They also own a vineyard and produce wine from the Montefalco area of Umbria. Today, the winery is operated by brothers Andrea and Cesare Cecchi, who took over from their parents, Anita and Luigi. With a winemaking legacy of more than 100 years, Andrea and Cesare maintain the family’s traditional winemaking techniques while embracing innovative and modern styles of wine that are gaining popularity with today’s wine drinkers.
This wine, a blend of mostly Vermentino with equal parts Sauvignon Blanc and Chardonnay, is fresh, fruity and aromatic with citrus notes and tropical fruit flavors. The Bonizio Bianco is excellent as an aperitif, and pairs well with Mediterranean-style dishes such as light pasta dishes, seafood, shellfish, salads, or spicy Asian dishes.
Made mostly from Merlot blended with Sangiovese grapes, the Bonizio Rosso is elegantly balanced and full of rich, ripe red fruit flavors. It has a lingering, complex finish with hints of spice.
Made mostly from the Sangiovese grape, this contemporary take on traditional Chianti is garnet in color with soft fruit and floral aromas. It is a well-balanced and approachable wine, with a hint of earth and tobacco on the finish, accented by light tannins. Cecchi Chianti is perfect with red meat, hard cheeses and pizza.
This Chianti Classico is is Cecchi’s most popular wine. Made in a traditional style, it is garnet in color with rich aromas of violets and dark cherries and berries. Intense yet balanced, it has firm tannins that emerge on the finish. It pairs well with hearty red meat and poultry dishes, such as pasta Bolognese or chicken cacciatore as well as burgers and pizza.
The Cecchi Chianti Classico Riserva di Famiglia is a wine only made in years that the grape harvest is of the highest quality. Rich and elegant in texture, Cecchi Chianti Classico Riserva di Famiglia is an intense ruby red color with notes of earth and spice as well as rich cherries, black currant and tobacco.
The word coevo means “contemporary” in Italian, the perfect name for this elegant wine. Cecchi Coevo embodies the goal of the Cecchi family to combine the historical winemaking techniques of Chianti Classico with the innovative styles of wine in Maremma. The blend of grapes in Cecchi Coevo changes with every vintage, but is generally based on Sangiovese, blended with classic Bordeaux varietals such as Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot, resulting in a lush, silky wine.
Mora means “horse” in Italian, a tribute to the cattle-herding cowboys that lived in the Maremma region. This wine is made from Sangiovese (locally known as morellino) that is traditionally grown in the Chianti Classico region. When grown in Maremma, the grapes have a more fruit-forward flavor due to the sunlight they receive. This wine pairs nicely with roasts and pasta, as well as sausages and hard cheeses.
Mora means “horse” in Italian, a tribute to the cattle-herding cowboys that historically lived in the Maremma region. La Mora Morellino di Scansano Riserva is modern in style, and is aged in oak, which gives it a complex, spicy character. This wine pairs well with game birds like roasted duck breast, roast pork, sausages, even hamburgers.
Mora means “horse” in Italian, a tribute to the cattle-herding cowboys that historically lived in the Maremma region. Reflecting the contemporary styles of wine from Maremma, La Mora Vermentino is fresh and floral and pairs well with seafood dishes, such as shrimp scampi or seared scallops and even sushi.
The Cecchi family is a pioneer of Sangiovese in the Tuscan region, using this very traditional, indigenous grape to make a more contemporary style of wine that appeals to today’s palates. Their Sangiovese di Toscana is delicate and fragrant, with aromas of irises and violets and mild spice. A well-balanced wine, it features dusty tannins mingled with fruit and balsamic accents on the finish. Enjoy it with pasta dishes or hard cheeses like Parmigiano, Pecorino, Asiago or aged English Cheddar.
Montepulciano is a small area in Tuscany where wine is made in the traditional Italian style. Vino Nobile is one of the most recognized styles of wine made in Tuscany, mostly from the Sangiovese grape. It is best with hearty stews, roasts, and braised meats like short ribs and brisket.