Sæculum (Latin word for "century") was first created in the early 1990's as a celebratory wine for the arrival of the 21st century and the 100th anniversary of the acquisition of the estate by the Romanelli family.
The wine is a "Super-Tuscan” in every sense of the term, being a blend of Sangiovese, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. It's produced from our best fruit and only in the best vintages.
Fermentation of the Sangiovese takes place in temperature-controlled cement vats with specially selected yeasts. After malolactic fermentation, the Sangiovese is ready for ageing. The Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot are fermented separately in stainless steel tanks. The wine spends 12 months in French barriques of first and second remplissage, after which the wine from the best barriques are blended, lightly fined and bottled.
This wine bears all the hallmarks associated with the most serious, sought-after and elegant wines of 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 Rosso
Current Release: 2015
Varieties: 40% Sangiovese - 40% Cabernet Sauvignon – 20% Merlot