Tenuta Sette Cieli

Tuscany, Italy

Yantra, Toscana IGT – 2018

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  • Introduction

    • Yantra (yawn-tra) is Sanskrit for “instrument” or “machine.” A Yantra is a mandala — a map, chart or geometric pattern which is often used to reference geometrical drawings used in the Indian mystical tradition.

  • Vineyard Profile

    • Grape Source: 100% estate vineyards
    • Location: Hillside vineyards surrounded by the lush woods of Monteverdi Marittimo between Bolgheri and Castagneto Carducci overlooking the Mediterranean Sea
    • Cultivation: 100% organic; all work is done by hand
    • Size: 10 hectares (24.7 acres)
    • Vine Age: Planted 2001-2002
    • Soil: Medium-textured; black slate, granite rock and clay
    • Elevation: 400 meters (1,300 feet) above sea level
    • Density: 9,300 vines/hectare (3,764 vines/acre)
    • Training: Guyot
  • Vintage Report

    • The 2018 vintage yielded overall good quality with excellent yields. Early spring persisted with light rains, but sun and gentle breezes helped to balance the vineyard and grape development pushing excellent production and quality. The 2019 Yantra shows fresh and fruit-driven aromas. The wine has vivacious acidity with complementary ripe yet soft tannins.

    • Harvest Date(s): September 24 - October 15
  • Vinification

    • Fermentation: In stainless-steel tanks at controlled temperatures; with indigenous yeast; 100% malolactic
    • Maceration: Cold with dry ice for 2-3 days
    • Aging: 100% of the blend stayed in French oak barrels for 6 months (60-gallon; 4–6 years old)
    • Fining: No
  • Technical Information

    • Varietal Composition: 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Merlot
    • Production (in cases): 11,830 cases (6/750ml)
    • Cases Imported: 6,600 cases (6/750ml)
    • Alcohol: 14%
    • TA: 5.55 g/L
    • p H: 3.67
    • RS: 0.31 g/L



  • Tenuta Sette Cieli Yantra, Toscana IGT — 2018 – Vinous – 91 Points

    The 2018 Yantra, a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot, is an attractive entry-level offering. Sweet red berry fruit, cinnamon and spice are pushed forward in a mid-weight, silky red that offers tons of immediacy in a fresh style that is best enjoyed on the early side. This is such a pretty wine.