The passion of the terroir
Caiarossa is embedded in the heart of Tuscany, surrounded by nature and idyll. The property was established in 1998 and was formerly a manor house. This estate developed very quickly, presenting its incredible terroirs, which are supported by a philosophy of beauty and simplicity. In 2004 it was acquired by Eric Albada Jelgersma. The Dutch entrepreneur and wine enthusiast is also the owner of Château Giscours and Château du Tertre, two classified Margaux wines in Bordeaux.
Biodynamics, a true philosophy
The name Caiarossa refers to the particular soil, made of iron-rich reddish stones and rocks, which cover the surrounding hills. In order to reveal a pure expression of this unique terroir, the vineyard director chose to cultivate the vineyards according to the principles of biodynamic agriculture. Biodynamic cultivation provides a holistic view by creating a strong relationship with the environment. This balanced ecosystem emphasizes the fruit and interferes as little as possible so that the grapes can express their pure character.
The natural slope of the terrain was used so that the cellars can work by gravity. The hand-picked grapes are received on the highest floor and processed on the level below. As soon as the fermentation is finished, the wine is then filled into the barrels by gravity, and is stored underground during its ageing period.
Finesse and complexity
In the vineyard as well as in the cellar, every daily task is strictly controlled. The grapes are picked by hand and harvesters pre-select directly on the vine only the ripest fruit. Each variety is harvested and vinified separately to preserve its characteristics. The ageing in barrels is designed to enhance the personality of the wine, rather than mask it in wood. It gently underlines the characteristics and the already existing natural aromas.