Dreams and passion are the main ingredients of our wines.

Technique and hard work combine grape varieties, environment and terroir to obtain the special quality expressions of our wines. At the heart of all our commitment is the principle that each and every grape variety achieves its optimum quality expression only in certain environments.

An excellent wine can only be conceived with a work philosophy which begins with vineyard decisions and passes through wine estate work capable of conserving the identity of the grapes.

Wine is enchantment incarnate. This enchantment compels us to linger in the vineyards amidst winter’s frost, to tirelessly traverse the rows under the relentless summer sun, and to toil in the cellar amidst the chill and dampness. However, all these hardships dissolve at the sound of a bottle being uncorked. We eagerly anticipate the discovery of hidden aromas in a glass, and the joy on the faces of those who bring it to their nose, both curious and eager.

Uncork a bottle in the company of those who bring joy to your heart. Savor the moment, cherish the memories… until the next bottle is opened.

Our adventure starts in 2009 with the harvest of Sangiovese and Cabernet Franc grapes. From then to now our passion brought us here.

From three vineyards in Chianti Classico, in San Gimignano and in Val di Chiana were born our wines. A few hectares cultivated with great care.

Paolo Marchi


Unmistakable wines have emerged from SecondoCerchio’s philosophy, the best possible expressions of the land they spring from.


“An opulent, yet steely blend of sangiovese and cabernet franc, where an intense bead of cherry/berry fruit takes center stage, but there’s plenty of cool, cigar-humidor character lurking in the background. Full-bodied, intense and juicy with super cleanliness written all over the palate. The tannins are well-integrated, allowing the fruit free passage through to the long finish, picking up fresh mineral notes along the way. Not overly complex, but really well constructed. Drink or hold.”

Jo Cooke about Rubis 2018

“A well-conceived blend of sangiovese, merlot and cabernet franc with lots of intense, ripe and sweet berry character that dominates the nose and palate. Behind that there are delicate herbal and mineral notes that will come more to the fore when this wine has lost some of its youthful, fruity exuberance. Medium-to fullbodied with well-integrated tannins and a very long, fresh finish. So tempting now, but this is well-poised for aging, which will bring out more complexity. Lots waiting in the wings here. Lovely wine. Best from 2024.”

Jo Cooke about Catturasogni 2019

“A tasty sangiovese that’s offering all the fruity and savory DNA of Tuscany’s stalwart grape. Rich cherries and berries, together with well-placed minerals and light herbs. Medium-bodied with wellintegrated tannins and perfect, fresh balance on the palate. Medium finish with super control. Speaks to the excellence of the 2019 vintage here. Super to drink now.poised for aging, which will bring out more complexity. Lots waiting in the wings here. Lovely wine. Best from 2024.”

Jo Cooke about Vento Fermo 2019

“A nicely balanced CC that is so fresh it doesn’t feel like a riserva. Berries, cherries, light herbs and glistening minerals on the nose and palate. Medium-bodied with well-integrated tannins that add just a lightly steely edge. All in control. All delicious to drink now.”

Jo Cooke about “Canto dell’Acqua” Chianti Classico Riserva 2018

“This is a very solid, structured red with blackberry, blueberry and dark-chocolate aromas and flavors. It’s full and layered with ripe fruit and creamy, polished tannins. Very young, but impressive. Give it two or three years to shows its true potential. Drink after 2022.”

James Suckling about Rubis 2017

“A rich red with lots of ripe fruit and toasted oak, giving it a toffee undertone. But I don’t mind it. I like the richness and density to this. Give it a year or two to come around. Better after 2021.”

James Suckling about Catturasogni 2018

“There’s pleasant density and focus to this red with berry and chocolate character. Medium to full body and round tannins. Better in 2021, when the tannins will be more resolved.”

James Suckling about Vento Fermo 2018

“The black-pepper and herbal notes here work very successfully with the dark-cherry, light-eucalyptus and vanilla character. Full-bodied and nicely structured, boasting just the right amount of acidity to balance the plush fruit.”

James Suckling about Catturasogni 2016

“Dried raspberries, strawberries, cedar and dust. Full-bodied and quite juicy with edgy, clear-cut tannins and a dash of refreshing acidity. Chewy on the finish.”

James Suckling about Rubis 2016

“A firm, tight red with dark-berry, coffee and cedar aromas and flavors. Medium body. Medium-chewy tannins and a flavorful finish.”

James Suckling about Vento Fermo 2015

“Dried red cherries, red plums, cherry cake and cedar. Medium-bodied and lightly tannic, this is an elegant and quite sophisticated wine to drink now.”

James Suckling about Canto dell’Acqua Chianti Classico Riserva 2016

Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Sangiovese.
Deep, almost impenetrable ruby. Opulent nose of dark fruit with a hint of liquorice powder. Plenty of sweet fruit framed by firm tannins and with a chocolate hint on the finish. Long and with freshness and tanginess coming from the Sangiovese component of this blend.”

Walter Speller about Catturasogni 2016

75% Sangiovese, 25% Cabernet Sauvignon. Aged for 14–16 months in barrique.
Deep, lustrous ruby. Nutty, sweet tobacco and dark-fruit nose with malty hints. There is the beginning of undergrowth, but with aeration opens up to sweet, dark fruit. Supple and succulent palate that is elegant rather than powerful – as normally you would expect of these ‘Supertuscans’. Fine, coating tannins that stick to the palate. Has a refreshing quality to it.”

Walter Speller about Rubis 2016

A rosato made of Sangiovese, Pinot Noir and Syrah.
Pale strawberry pink. Sweet and leesy with a note of fruit drops. Ripe strawberry fruit with good acidity and much dryer than last year’s version. A good all-rounder. ”

Walter Speller about Archè 2018

“Mid to deep ruby. Perfumed sour-cherry nose with a sweetly perfumed, candied top note. Sappy, concentrated cherry fruit on the palate with quite a bit of firm tannins. The heat and the ripeness of the 2015 vintage shine through with hints of dried fruit and cinnamon of the oak. Bags of chewy tannins and tangy fruit on the finish. Proper Riserva quality.”

Walter Speller about Canto dell’Acqua 2016

“Mid ruby. Deep, sweet red-fruit nose with a hint of cocoa dusting. Ripe, sweet and concentrated red-fruit palate that possesses more oomph than your regular Chianti but lacks a little the tanginess of proper Sangiovese. ”

Walter Speller about Il Principe 2017

90% Sangiovese, 10% Chardonnay. The base wine stays on the lees for at least four months before it is filled in bottle where it undergoes the secondary fermentation. […].
Pale salmon, and extra praise for this blend dominated by Sangiovese. And it shows on the nose too, with stalky, sweet cherry fruit with lemony notes. Little autolysis notes which is a good thing, and with a fine lasting prickle on the tongue […]”

Walter Speller su “Nove” Spumante Metodo Classico

“Dried red cherries, cedar, nutmeg and herbs. Medium body, some really pretty acidity and a fine finish. Drink now. ”

James Suckling about Rubis 2014

“There is so much of Paolo Marchi in his bottles.
There is his idea of making wine, linear and clean.
There is his youthful training in adopting the name Secondocerchio which then ties to the main reason of the project itself, the family.
There is so much work, there is so much dedication, there is so much ability.
All this finds its wine translation in the wine dedicated to his daughter, the Rubis (vintage 2014 75% Sangiovese, 25% Cabernet Franc).
Nomen omen in the glass with its clear ruby red, elegant and austere aroma with notes of ripe dark fruit, dried violet and black pepper. The palate is full-bodied and the attack of the mouth is unmistakable imprint of Paul. The gustatory components are well fused and support a full sip even if still quite young. The finish is long and fine.
An elegant and very concrete wine, behind its current shyness there is a clear glimpse of a noble soul, I would very much like to put my nose back in about ten years, it would not disappoint me, I am convinced.”

Instawineoriginal about Rubis 2014

“Bright essence-like notes of blackcurrants and blackberries with vanilla and spices. Full body, plenty of oozing dark fruit and a medium-chewy finish. Drink now. ”

James Suckling about Catturasogni 2014

“Often an idea, before opening up to the world, is a dream.
Paolo Marchi, agronomist and oenologist for important Tuscan companies, produced his own wines.
Of classical training but with Sangiovese in destiny decides to give substance to the Secondocerchio project in 2009, the first wine to be born will be a blend of Sangiovese and Cabernet Franc named Rubis then, in addition to the classic method “9”, will come the rose wine Archè and the second red, the Trapper.
The latter is made up of 55% Sangiovese, 30% Merlot and 15% Cabernet Franc, aged for 12-14 months in small oak barrels and ages in bottle for at least another eight months.
The 2014 in the glass has a nice deep ruby red color, the slow rotation of the liquid preludes to very material sensations, the nose olfactory families are distinctly followed, in the beginning a lot of blackberry jam then withered flowers, clove and cinnamon. On the palate the attack is elusive, the sip is recomposed in the middle of the mouth where it has a very round characteristic which helps to balance the lively acidity and the tannins still young. The finish is intense and quite persistent.
Original but not complicated wine, complex but at the same time easy to drink, a wine that has turned into reality an idea born many years ago.
Because sometimes, to make dreams come true, you need something tangible, you need a Dreamcatcher (Catturasogni).”

Instawineoriginal about Catturasogni 2014

“A tight and focused rosé with cantaloupe, sliced apples and some orange-peel character. Medium-bodied and soft yet fresh. A delicious finish. A blend of sangiovese, pinot nero and syrah. Drink now. ”

James Suckling about Archè 2017

“A vivid red with dark berry, hints of chocolate and hazelnut. Medium to full body, silky and a fresh tannis and a fresh finish. MAde from blend of sangiovese, merlot and cabarnet franc. Drink or hold.”

James Suckling about Catturasogni 2013

“Plenty of blackberry, walnut and cocoa powder follow throgh to a medium body, firm and silky tannins and a flavorful finish. Drink now.”

James Suckling about Rubis 2009

“[…] alta qualità grazie a: corposità, bouquet, lunghezza, eleganza, piacevolezza e armonia in tutti i suoi componenti.”

The WineHunter about Catturasogni 2013

“Concentrated ruby. Supple, tangy dark fruit. Straightforward, appetising and with chewy tannins and quite a bit of flirtatious oak. ”

Walter Speller about Catturasogni 2014

“Dark ruby. Rich nose of sweet fruit and fruitcake and already showing some development. Sweet, concentrated and long and with good acidity. Quite attractive and with polished tannins and at its peak now, while the dry tannins begin to shine through. ”

Walter Speller about Rubis 2009

Lustrous ruby. Leafy hints over a concentrated cherry fruit nose. Tangy yet rich fruit with a layer of ripe tannings. More concentration but less intriguing than the 2014 version.”

Walter Speller about Catturasogni 2013

“Baileys and black fruit nose, and concentrated black fruit and pannacotta on the palate, but the fruit manages to take over on the finish. […]”

Walter Speller about Rubis 2014

“Very pale salmon. Perfumed cherry nose and fresh cherry and lemon fruit on the palate […]. ”

Walter Speller about Archè 2017

” […]  blend of Sangiovese, Merlot and Cabernet franc immediately strikes for his intense ruby color that  floods the glass. The olfactory test introduces us a very intense wine, elegant, complex, where the red ripe fruit – currant and sour black cherry above the rest – are followed by faded violet, chocolate, so much licorice and a final balmy note. The taste proposes a round and full-bodied wine, immediately shows a good acidity and silky tannins that well balance the soft components of the wine. […] persistent, intense, elegant, in retro-olfactory phase still reveal mature fruits, balmy feelings and licorice; this wine fascinates for his complexity and freshness; will be interesting also to reassess it in a few years.”

Gruppo Primi about Catturasogni 2013


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