Tuscany, Italy

Cabernet Sauvignon, Maremma Toscana DOC – 2015

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  • Vineyard Profile

    • Appellation: Maremma Toscana DOC
    • Cultivation: 100% organic
    • Size: 12 hectares (29.7 acres) total. 6.35 hectares (15.7 acres) planted to Cabernet Sauvignon.
    • Vine Age: Planted 2001-2004
    • Soil: 80% sand, 15% clay, 5% silt and gravel
    • Elevation: 37-52 meters (120-170 feet)
    • Exposure: South-southeast
    • Density: 8,649-9,884 vines/hectare (3,500-4,000 vines/acre)
    • Training: Guyot
  • Vintage Report

    • A very warm and dry year. All phenological phases, from budbreak to ripeness, occurred one week early when compared to previous vintages. The growing season experienced very little rain and very high temperatures, especially in July (July was the hottest month in the recorded history of the winery), subjecting the vineyards to a high hydric stress that was controlled by drip irrigation. Grapes at the time of harvest were healthy and perfectly ripe. The harvest began earlier than previous vintages.

    • Harvest Date(s): September 1-11
  • Vinification

    • Barrel Aging: 9 months in new 30-hectoliter (800-gallon) French oak casks
  • Technical Information

    • Varietal Composition: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon
    • Alcohol: 14.5%
  • Tasting Notes

    • The nose is expressive, displaying aromas of blackberry, blueberry and a hint of cinnamon rounding out with seductive oak notes. Color is bright, with an intense, gem-like quality paired with dark violet highlights. This is a full-bodied wine that displays solid structure and complexity, exhibiting dark red fruit and a lingering finish.