Ciliegiolo is a very old red grape variety grown in central Italy, most notably in Tuscany. For a long time it was used as a blending variety in the two Chianti appellations, but there is now a growing list of mono-varietal wines produced exclusively from Ciliegiolo, particularly close to the Tuscan coast, that show the variety to have exceptional potential. Nevertheless, it is still largely unknown amongst general consumers.
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