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CABERNET
SAUVIGNON
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DOC 2015

The colour shimmers with passionate life, its impenetrable depths promising intrigue and mystery. Wine is like a good book, inspiring our existence with its enthralling narrative.

Varietal(s): Cabernet Sauvignon
Age of vines: 16 – 26 years
Temperature: 16 – 18 °C
Age-ability: 2017 – 2025
Yield: 50 hl/ha
Vine training: Wire-trained
Alcohol: 14,0 %
Residual sugar: 1,5 g/l
Tot. Acidity: 4,8 g/l

VINTAGE

Summer 2015 was characterized by higher than average temperatures and lack of rainfalls. The weather situation induced us to an early harvest epoch thoughts. The heat, however, did slow the grapes development therefore we had an average harvest’s epoch which began on September 1 and ended on October 27. We immediately recognize the potential of an absolutely promising vintage when we saw the grapes quality brought to the cellar. The red wines have harmonic and powerful structure, hardly comparable to other vintages.

VINIFICATION

Fermentation in large wooden casks with extended maceration for 4 weeks, malo-lactic fermentation and 18 month ageing in barrique (50% new), light filtration and bottling.

VINEYARD

Gently sloping, south-east facing vineyard at 220 – 260 meters above sea level, very warm micro-climate, loamy, gravely weathered chalk.

TASTING NOTES

– deep cherry red
– cherry, raspberry, rose-hip tea overtones
– voluminous and velvety on the palate; long, smooth finish

RECOMMENDATION

This wine should be partnered with red meats, game or piquant cheeses.

AWARDS

BIBENDA – 2007-2010, 2013: 4 Grapes; 2012: 5 Grapes
Falstaff – 2011, 2013: 91 P., 2006: 92 P.; 2008: 93 P.; 2012: 92 P.
Gambero Rosso – 2008, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013: 2 Bicchieri
I vini di Veronelli – 2008, 2010: 90 P. ; 2009, 2011: 91 P.; 2012: 92 P.; 2013: 91 P.
Weinwirtschaft – 2011: 91 P. (Best red wine)
Luca Maroni – 2012: 90 P.
La Repubblica – 2012: 5 Stars
Berliner Weinführer – 2011: 16,5 P. (Very good wine)