Tuscany, Italy

Castelprile Rosso, Maremma Toscana DOC — 2019

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  • Introduction

    • The label represents the fluid, the essence of the ancient costal lake of Prelius, what now is known as the Maremma Toscana around Grosseto. The lake has slowly disappeared also due to the drainage of the 30s and now the only fluid that’s left is the excellent wine making tradition of the region. The vineyards of Prelius are located on a hilltop along the shores of the ancient lake, 5 miles from the sea facing the majestic Tuscan Archipelago.

  • Vineyard Profile

    • Vineyards: Prile
    • Appellation: Maremma Toscana DOC
    • Size: 12 hectares (29,7 acres) tot. 6,35 hectares (15,7 acres) planted to Cabernet Sauvignon
    • Vine Age: 2001-2004
    • Soil: Sand (80%), clay (15%), silt (5%) and gravel
    • Elevation: 120 - 170 feet
    • Exposure: South-southeast
    • Density: 3,500-4,000 vines/acre
    • Training: Guyot
  • Vintage Report

    • Spring was fairly cool and rainy, particularly so in May. The summer was hot with occasional high temperatures. Having no irrigation water, it luckily rained occasionally during the second half of July. Phenologic changes were delayed and the grapes did not ripen until well into September.

    • Harvest Date(s): September 6-19
  • Vinification

    • Barrel Aging: 18 months in French oak Barrique
  • Technical Information

    • Varietal Composition: 40% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Sangiovese, 20% Merlot
    • Alcohol: 14%
    • TA: 5.0 g/L
  • Tasting Notes

    • Color: Intense red ruby with purplish highlights

      Nose: Intense fruity hits of plumps, black cherries and wild blackberries jam. These perfumes are well mixed with sweet spices aromas and balsamic nuances.

      Flavor: Juicy and powerful mouth with a thick texture and a juicy aftertaste long and persistent.



  • Castelprile Riserva Rosso, Maremma Toscana DOC — 2019 – Wine Enthusiast – 92 Points

    “The nose evokes a camping trip, from plucking berries off thorny bushes to damp soil and leaves underfoot to wrapping up in a leather jacket and the smoke of a campfire. The palate turns peppery and meaty, with more berries and metallic, earthy undertones.”

  • Castelprile Rosso, Maremma Toscana DOC — 2019 – Wine Spectator – 90 Points

    "This red is laced with black currant, blackberry, mint and iron flavors. Lean, turning sinewy as the dry, dusty tannins emerge. Though long, the finish is crisp."

  • CastelPrile Riserva Rosso — 2019 – Vinous – 94 Points

    '“This wine shows how far these wines have come in recent years. Even with all of its obvious intensity, the 2019 retains terrific freshness and energy. This is such a classy and elegant wine, certainly the best yet here.”