Ciu Ciu Oris Falerio.
Trebbiano, Passerina, Pecorino
Marche IGP, Italy
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.
"A no-brainer for the money. Spring flower, kumquat and conference pear nose, a decent weight of fruit and a clean finish. Food-friendly. Would grace any restaurant list."
"Great-value wine with good concentration and intriguing notes of mandarin and pear. A pity more restaurants don’t offer wine this unusual."
"Piedmont produces some lovely whites but none under €15 I felt I could mention. I’ve long been a fan of this Marches producer however (Ciu Ciu Bachus is my go-to house-wine in about a dozen restaurants). This is fruity and aromatic (almost lush on the nose) with bright fruits on the palate but with a crisp freshness on the finish."
The Ciù Ciù Organic winery is located in the heart of the Piceno hills, at Offida (Ascoli Piceno), in the Rosso Piceno Superiore production area and its vineyards extend over an area of 150 hectares.