This estate has born to new life when Damiano Ciolli in 2001 decided to take care of the production helping his father Costantino. The Ciolli family has been producing wines from at least 5 generations, and Damiano’s tenacity and boldness has given rise to wines that, without loosing their roots, enhance the aromatic character of the Cesanese d’Affile a native red grape which has been always cultivated in this area.
Damiano owns 6 ha of Cesanese d’Affile (part of which are 50 years old), planted on mild volcanic hills close to the village of Olevano Romano, 40 km east of Rome, at an altitude of about 400 meters.
A good wine is the combination of heritage, grapes and terroir. Damiano wants his wines to express the aromatic character that arise from the interaction between grape and terroir, without loosing the “memory” of tradition.
Damiano and Costantino are involved both in the cellar and vineyards operations, and are helped by seasonal workers when the time comes for pruning, thinning, green harvest and harvest.
|Cirsium||Cesanese di Olevano Romano Doc||2008|
|Silene||Cesanese di Olevano Romano Doc||2009|
" Ciolli wines show very intriguing floral and mediterrean wild herbs notes. Damiano and Costantino are 100% devoted to the vineyards. Nothing here is obvious or common place. In their hands Cesanese stands out as one of the most interesting native grapes of southern Italy "