Prelius

Tuscany, Italy

Cabernet Sauvignon, Maremma Toscana DOC – 2008

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  • Label

    • The Label:

      The Prelius label reflects the fluid nature of a coastal lake which was once where the vineyards of the Maremma region in Tuscany are today. As the area has evolved, it has established itself as an excellent location for viticulture and winemaking. The Prelius vineyards are located on a hilltop along what was once the shore of the ancient lake, three kilometers (nearly two miles) from the Tyrrhenian Sea.

      The winery has received high-profile recognition for its contemporary label design, including a “Gold Label” award from Vinitaly’s International Packaging Competition and a “Red Dot” award by the Design Zentrum Nordrhein Westfalen in Essen, Germany.

  • Vineyard Profile

    • Appellation: Maremma
    • Cultivation: 100% organic
    • Size: 12 hectares (29.7 acres) total. 6.35 hectares (15.7 acres) planted to Cabernet Sauvignon.
    • Vine Age: Average of 7 years
    • Soil: 80% sand, 15% clay, 5% silt and gravel
    • Elevation: 41 meters (135 feet)
    • Exposure: South-southeast
    • Density: 8,649-9,884 vines/hectare (3,500-4,000 vines/acre)
    • Training: Guyot
  • Vintage Report

    • Spring 2008 was cool and rainy. Summer proved to be mild with little rain and harvest began just slightly earlier than previous vintages.

    • Harvest Date(s): August 29-September 22
  • Vinification

    • Barrel Aging: 9 months in new French oak casks
  • Technical Information

    • Varietal Composition: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon
    • Production (in cases): 5,000 cases
    • Production Case Pack: 12/750ml
    • Alcohol: 13.5%
  • Tasting Notes

    • The 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon has a vivid ruby red color with a tinge of purple. Its aromas are rich and suggestive of blackberry and blueberry with hints of oak and cinnamon. Smooth with a firm structure, it has a fruit-filled finish that lingers.

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  • Cabernet Sauvignon, Maremma Toscana DOC – 2008

    The 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon has a vivid ruby red color with a tinge of purple. Its aromas are rich and suggestive of blackberry and blueberry with hints of oak and cinnamon. Smooth with a firm structure, it has a fruit-filled finish that lingers.

  • Cabernet Sauvignon, Maremma Toscana DOC – 2008 – 88 points – Wine Spectator

    “Touted as a natural wine, this shows very pretty currant, plum and berry notes on the nose and palate. Medium-bodied, with polished tannins and a fresh finish.”

  • Cabernet Sauvignon, Maremma Toscana DOC – 2008 – 89 points – The Wine Advocate

    "... 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon Prelius emerges from the glass with generous dark fruit, grilled herbs and spices. The Prelius is an especially plump Cabernet Sauvignon from Maremma...the wine’s overall balance and sense of proportion are terrific."

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