Tuscany, Italy

Prelius Cabernet Sauvignon, Maremma Toscana DOC — 2021

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  • Label

    • The Label: The label represents the fluid, the essence of the ancient costal lake of Prelius, what now is know 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. The label was prize with the gold label and Special Jury Prize for Coordinated Image at the International packaging competition in 2009. It was also awarded with the Red Dot communication award.
  • Vineyard Profile

    • Vineyards: Prile
    • Appellation: Maremma Toscana DOC
    • Cultivation: 100% organic
    • Composition: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon
    • 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

    • The 2021 vintage will be remembered for the frost that hit Maremma, Tuscany on April 8, causing serious damage to the premature grapes. April and May were notable for lower-than-average temperatures and low rainfall. The summer was very hot and there was little rain. The harvest began a little earlier than expected.

    • Harvest Date(s): End of Auguest 2021
  • Vinification

    • Barrel Aging: 6 months in 30 Hl casks of French oak
  • Technical Information

    • Varietal Composition: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon
    • Alcohol: 13.5%
    • TA: 5.25 g/L
  • 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. It is a full-bodied wine that displays solid structure and complexity; exhibiting dark red fruit and a lingering finish.



  • Prelius Cabernet Sauvignon, Maremma Toscana DOC — 2021 – 90 Points

    “A very pretty wine. A supple, perfumed Cabernet Sauvignon that emphasizes freshness and drinkability. I admire its balance and aromatic presence, both of which make it a fine choice for drinking over the next handful of years.”