Antonio Camillo

Manciano, Tuscany

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Province: Grosseto
Established: 2006
Owner: Antonio Camillo
Winemaker: Antonio Camillo
Production: 34,000 bottles
Hectares under vine: 6
Viticulture: Organic certified

Antonio Camillo was born and bred in the Maremma region along Tuscany’s Tyrrhenian coast. He chose his homeland, specifically the area of the Maremma alta, to make wines “that can talk about their terroir and that can be easily recognizable for their character and their class”. He chose to work primarily with Ciliegiolo, an ancient variety genetically related to Sangiovese and began searching for old vine vineyards, eventually buying 6 hectares in Manciano, a medieval town literally just steps from the Saturnia hot springs. These hot springs have been popular since Etruscan times, but wine-wise, it means that the volcanic soil is rich in nutrients.
The variety Ciliegiolo – ciliegia means cherry – was often used in Tuscany as a blending component for its cherry scented vibrant fruit. Antonio, believing in the grape in its own right, produces a wine from organically grown and ICEA-certified forty year old Ciliegiolo vines, showing fresh, bright red cherry, raspberry and blueberry fruit with floral notes. The palate is ripe and almost zesty with refreshing acidity that calls for something on the grill, Tuscan style.


Wines

Ciliegiolo DOC
Morellino di Scansano DOCG