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Sæculum

Sæculum di RISECCOLI (Sæculum is the Latin word for "century") was first created in the early 1990's as a celebration for the arrival of the 21st century and the approach of the 100th anniversary of the acquisition of the estate by the Romanelli family.

The wine is a "super-Tuscan blend" of Sangiovese, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot and is produced from our best fruit and only in our best vintages. Considered RISECCOLI's "cult wine" by many, it bears all the hallmarks associated with the most serious, sought-after and elegant wines in the world. Opaque and dark the wine has a restrained deep black cherry nose with hints of damson, liquorice, truffles and spice. This big wine finishes long and displays balance and great precision. In the greatest vintages it requires substantial cellaring before reaching its full potential.

Region
Chianti Classico
Type
IGT Toscana
Available Vintages
2001, 2004, 2006
Grapes
40% Sangiovese, 40% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Merlot
Bottles
approximately 3,000 (cl. 0.75) per vintage
Alcohol
13.5%

Reviews & Accolades

“Excellent and overlooked by many. Lots of grilled meat and ripe fruit, verging on prunes. Full-bodied and chewy with big silky tannins. Big and juicy. Needs time. Best after 2005.” 2001 Vintage

James Suckling, Wine Spectator

2001 Vintage
90
points
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2000 Vintage
93+
points
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