The bestselling Ciu-Ciu (‘choo-choo’) and its sister Costadoro range is made organically by Walter Bartolomei and his team in the hills of the Marche, on Italy’s Adriatic coast. His wines are among our greatest discoveries, offering Mediterranean flair and flavour at a price that makes them accessible to all.
What makes the popularity of these wines even more remarkable is the fact that they are made with relatively little-known, Italian specialities such as Pecorino, Passerino and Montepulciano. These grapes thrive on Walter’s organic vineyards, protected by the Apennines to the west and by the gentle Adriatic sea breezes from the east which help prevent disease.
Walter’s style of winemaking is designed with easy enjoyment in mind. He strives for fresh, light and fruity wines which he believes offer more drinking and food-pairing options. As if proving that point, both the Ciu-Ciu and Costadoro wines have been the top choice for many weddings and parties with our regular customers.
"Some pleasant lifted aromas, nice broad mouthfilling fruit and a good dry finish. Well made wine with a bit of real interest. Serve with chicken salad or prawns." John Wilson, Irish Times.
"I fell in love with Tebaldo Ciu Ciu the minute I smelled it - a soft, gently persuasive chardonnay and pinot blanc blend with a pleasing buttery tang." Blake Creedon,The Irish Examiner.
"Difficult to forget an Italian wine producer called Ciù Ciù because the great grandfather used to work on the railways. The Marche on Italy's Adriatic coast is better than most regions at offering Italian value, balance and personality in both reds and whites." Jancis Robinson
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