Keeper Collection #SommChat Guest #Winemaker Andrea Cecchi

10/22 Winemaker Andrea Cecchi, Cecchi Winery

@CecchiWinery

Marshall Jones ‏@tmarshalljones OK - I am FINALLY going to make it to @KeeperColl #SommChat today! Alarm set, Hootsuite at the ready...

KeeperCollection ‏@KeeperColl Welcome 2 #SommChat every1! Tell UR friends 2 join us 2 hear frm #Italian Winemaker Andrea Cecchi @CecchiWinery #WW

KeeperCollection ‏@KeeperColl We’d like to introduce you to #Italian #Winemaker Andrea Cecchi @CecchiWinery #SommChat #WW #Chianti

KeeperCollection ‏@KeeperColl Andrea Cecchi is 4th Generation #Winemaker & owner of @CecchiWinery w/ his brother, Cesare based in Castellina in #Chianti #Italy. #SommChat

KeeperCollection ‏@KeeperColl Abt ready 2 dive in w/ ?s, so S/O 2 Andrea Cecchi @CecchiWinery 2 say hello & so he knows UR here! #SommChat

KeeperCollection ‏@KeeperColl Don't forget that EVERY tweet during this chat should include the #SommChat hashtag in order 4 every1 2 C see it! #WineWednesday

KeeperCollection ‏@KeeperColl As we ask Andrea Cecchi @CecchiWinery our Qs, you can ask him Ur Qs as well! He'll do his best 2 answer all Qs in order #SommChat #WW

KeeperCollection ‏@KeeperColl W/so many participants gr8 Q's R asked! Even if u dont ask 1, S/O 2 @KeeperColl & Andrea @CecchiWinery 2 let us know u R here! #SommChat

KeeperCollection ‏@KeeperColl Let's start talking #wine with #Italian Winemaker Andrea Cecchi @CecchiWinery #WW #SommChat

Sassodoro ‏@Sassodoro @KeeperColl @CecchiWinery Ready for #SommChat!

KeeperCollection ‏@KeeperColl so glad you can join in RT @Sassodoro: @KeeperColl @CecchiWinery Ready for #SommChat!

Sassodoro ‏@Sassodoro . @JohnMFodera Conversation with Andrea Cecchi of @cecchiwinery on #SommChat right now!

Cecchi Winery ‏@cecchiwinery I'm ready for your questions... tweeting from the top of a Chianti hill @Sassodoro @KeeperColl #SommChat

KeeperCollection ‏@KeeperColl #SommChat RT @demilove: @KeeperColl - Good morning from Chicago - nice to join you all today! - #jobhuntchat

KeeperCollection ‏@KeeperColl Q. @CecchiWinery what got you interested in the #Wine business & when did you first get interested? #SommChat

Cecchi Winery ‏@cecchiwinery A. @KeeperColl I was born in the wine business :) but the first harvest in ’88 is when I discovered my love for the countryside #SommChat

Sandy Wasserman CS ‏@SandyWasserman Q. @cecchiwinery Good morning, I hear there was a lot of rain this year in Tuscany, what are your thoughts on 2014 vintage? #SommChat

Cecchi Winery ‏@cecchiwinery A. True, we consider this harvest a real challenge @SandyWasserman my family has diff properties and each with diff situations #SommChat

Andy Phillips ‏@AndyOnFarmWine @KeeperColl @cecchiwinery what is your favorite wine to produce? #SommChat

Cecchi Winery ‏@cecchiwinery A. The answer is not the wine, but the varietal, I love producing Sangiovese @AndyOnFarmWine @KeeperColl #SommChat

Cecchi Winery ‏@cecchiwinery .... my family is from the Chianti Classico area, so I guess it's in my blood @AndyOnFarmWine @KeeperColl #SommChat

Andy Phillips ‏@AndyOnFarmWine @cecchiwinery @KeeperColl ty i bet you have quite a cellar what is your favorite wine in that cellar? #SommChat

Cecchi Winery ‏@cecchiwinery A. Old vintages from Chianti Classico Riserva @AndyOnFarmWine @KeeperColl #SommChat

KeeperCollection ‏@KeeperColl Q. @CecchiWinery tell us a bit about your #winemaking philosophy. #SommChat

Cecchi Winery @cecchiwinery: respect for nature, 4 varietals & passion 4 connecting w/ professional figures who make #wine process possible #SommChat

KeeperCollection ‏@KeeperColl keep your questions coming to @cecchiwinery today on #SommChat so we all can learn

KeeperCollection ‏@KeeperColl Q fr Shy #SommChat peep: how do U and UR Brother share duties @cecchiwinery ?

Cecchi Winery ‏@cecchiwinery A. Cesare manages commercial/marketing aspects while I manage the technical side & wine maker along with a great team @KeeperColl #SommChat

Douglas Trapasso ‏@demilove @cecchiwinery @AndyOnFarmWine @KeeperColl - Do you think you know/understand Sangiovese better because that is your only focus? - #SommChat

Cecci Winery @cecchiwinery We produce #Sangiovese, #Vermentino, #Sagrantino, Colorino among native grapes and #Merlot, CabS... @demilove #SommChat

Cecchi Winery ‏@cecchiwinery...but Sangiovese is the principal Tuscan varieties @demilove @AndyOnFarmWine @KeeperColl #SommChat

Sandy Wasserman CS ‏@SandyWasserman Q. @cecchiwinery Any desire to make wine outside Tuscany? If so where? #SommChat

Cecchi Winery ‏@cecchiwinery A. Spain! @SandyWasserman #SommChat

Alfonso Cevola ‏@italianwineguy @cecchiwinery @KeeperColl Hello to Andrea & Cesare - heading out for work, cannot stay-auguri glad to CU here & in Texas anytime #SommChat

Cecchi Winery ‏@cecchiwinery Ciao Alfonso ci vediamo presto @italianwineguy! @KeeperColl #SommChat

KeeperCollection ‏@KeeperColl @italianwineguy Gr8 to hear you on #SommChat with @cecchiwinery Come back soon!

TuscanVines ‏@JohnMFodera Ciao Andrea! We love Coevo & Villa Cerna CCR! #SommChat

KeeperCollection ‏@KeeperColl Q. @CecchiWinery how does your Master’s in Enology degree assist you in #winemaking? #SommChat

Cecchi Winery ‏@cecchiwinery A. Master's in Enology helped @KeeperColl but life experience, working directly with the people & with terroir was most helpful #SommChat

Andy Phillips @AndyOnFarmWine @cecchiwinery #sangiovese is difficult to produce N new world have you looked for locations in US to make it? #SommChat

Cecchi Winery @cecchiwinery I enjoy #Sangiovese fr new world, but have not had chance 2 work w/ Sangiovese outside of Italy @AndyOnFarmWine #SommChat

Andy Phillips ‏@AndyOnFarmWine @cecchiwinery @KeeperColl what varietals does Cecchi use for blending with the Sangiovese? #SommChat

Cecchi Winery ‏@cecchiwinery A. We have different wines: CCL w/ Colorino & CabSauv. Morellino is mixed w/ Merlot @AndyOnFarmWine all w/ min. of 90% Sangiovese #SommChat

Debbie Gioquindo,CSW ‏@hvwinegoddess Time escaped me. Heading to #SommChat

KeeperCollection ‏@KeeperColl look forward to your qs of @cecchiwinery RT @hvwinegoddess: Time escaped me. Heading to #SommChat

KeeperCollection ‏@KeeperColl Q. @CecchiWinery How do U manage 4 #wine estates: Villa Cerna, Val delle Rose, Castello Montaùto & Tenuta Alzatura Montefalco? #SommChat

Cecchi Winery ‏@cecchiwinery A. I manage the four estates with a great TEAM that is knowledgeable in the terroir in which they work @KeeperColl #SommChat

Courtney Quinn ‏@Path2Wine Can you @cecchiwinery share some information on your clonal research? #SommChat

Cecchi Winery ‏@cecchiwinery We cooperated with the Chianti Classico 2000 project for the clonal research of Sangiovese @Path2Wine #SommChat

Cecchi Winery ‏@cecchiwinery ..in our vineyards we have different clones of Sangiovese but also massal selection of Sangiovese @Path2Wine #SommChat

Courtney Quinn ‏@Path2Wine Cool clonal research...what are some other innovative things you are working on? @cecchiwinery #SommChat

Cecchi Winery ‏@cecchiwinery A. We bought new technical equipment to separate seeds from the must during fermentation in Chianti Classico area @Path2Wine #SommChat...

Andy Phillips ‏@AndyOnFarmWine @cecchiwinery what is the life span of riserva from a great year? #SommChat

Cecchi Winery ‏@cecchiwinery A. I recently had the chance to drink Villa Cerna Chianto Classico 1971 and it was in great form @AndyOnFarmWine #SommChat

ormiga @ormiga: @cecchiwinery is UR #wine 'traditonal' R experiment diff styles/picking,"cooking' times/grafts etc-which good result? #SommChat

Cecchi Winery ‏@cecchiwinery a unique balance of innovation and tradition depending on the situation at hand @ormiga @KeeperColl we to talk to nature first #SommChat

KeeperCollection ‏@KeeperColl Q. @CecchiWinery Tell us about some #winemaking practices you use to ensure #sustainability. #SommChat

Cecchi Winery ‏@cecchiwinery we use a kind of vine with roots that do not need to be watered and could resist a dry season @KeeperColl #SommChat

Charles Comm PR ‏@CharlesComm Q. @cecchiwinery What is your take on a winemaker's impact on the finished #wine? #SommChat @KeeperColl

Cecchi Winery ‏@cecchiwinery A. Best way to affect the bottle is by respecting the terroir, we don't believe in one single style of a winemaking @CharlesComm #SommChat

Andy Phillips ‏@AndyOnFarmWine @cecchiwinery your marketing and market exposure is outstanding you must be proud. Anything new on the horizon 4 Cecchi? #SommChat

Cecchi Winery ‏@cecchiwinery A. Yes, many projects in our future relating to wine and distribution @AndyOnFarmWine #SommChat

Sassodoro ‏@Sassodoro @cecchiwinery Any comments on the American market? Any trips to Chicago planned? #SommChat

Cecchi Winery ‏@cecchiwinery A. America is an important market for us and we just came back from the Windy City @Sassodoro, planning to visit more frequently #SommChat

Sassodoro ‏@Sassodoro @cecchiwinery Ah! Sorry I missed you on this trip. I would love to meet you next time. Thanks for a great #SommChat!

Cecchi Winery ‏@cecchiwinery Thanks for the questions @Sassodoro! @KeeperColl #SommChat

Vineyard Adventures ‏@robbin_gI've missed #SommChat AGAIN. @cecchiwinery @KeeperColl

Andy Phillips ‏@AndyOnFarmWine @cecchiwinery thank you for your time today #fun #SommChat

Cecchi Winery ‏@cecchiwinery Grazie a te @AndyOnFarmWine! #SommChat

KeeperCollection ‏@KeeperColl Time to wrap up! Hope U enjoyed #wine talk w/ #Italian Winemaker Andrea Cecchi @CecchiWinery #SommChat

KeeperCollection ‏@KeeperColl Great to have #Italian Winemaker Andrea Cecchi @CecchiWinery join us today for #SommChat. We hope everyone learned as much as we did! #WW

KeeperCollection ‏@KeeperColl Please join us in thanking Andrea Cecchi @CecchiWinery for his time #SommChat #WW #Winelover

KeeperCollection ‏@KeeperColl Mark UR calendar for #SommChat at a SPECIAL TIME 2 talk #Sherry w/ @TaliaBaiocchi Wed 10/29/14 at 4pm CST/5pm EST!

Courtney Quinn ‏@Path2Wine Thanks for sharing and being part of #SommChat @cecchiwinery

Cecchi Winery ‏@cecchiwinery Thanks for the engaging questions @Path2Wine #SommChat

KeeperCollection ‏@KeeperColl @Path2Wine so glad you could join in on #SommChat today!

Cecchi Winery ‏@cecchiwinery Thank you again for having us join in on a fun and fast paced #SommChat @KeeperColl! See you at next week's chat.

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