Tenuta Sette Cieli

Tuscany, Italy

Yantra, Toscana IGT — 2021

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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 (not certified); 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

    • “…a balanced vintage, with nice production and ripening of the grapes.” — Elena Pozzolini, Winemaker

    • Harvest Date(s): September 12 - October 10 (starting with Merlot, ending with Cabernet Sauvignon)
  • 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)
    • Bottle Aging: 6 months in bottle
  • Technical Information

    • Varietal Composition: 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Merlot
    • Production (in cases): 10,000 cases (6/750ml)
    • Cases Imported: 5,000 cases (6/750ml)
    • Imported Case Pack: 3,000 cases (6/750ml)
    • Alcohol: 14.5%
    • TA: 5.48 g/L
    • p H: 3.44
    • RS: 2.0 g/L
  • Tasting Notes

    • Very fruity and aromatic nose, with nice acidity and minerality at the end, with soft and smooth tannins.

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  • Yantra, Toscana IGT — 2021 – Jeb Dunnuck – 91 Points

    “Lush and primary with blue and black fruit, crushed violets, and a subtle tinge of graphite. It full, supple, and approachable, with fine tannins and a clean finish that lifts off the palate. Drink this delightful and joyful wine over the next 5-6 years.”

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