Prelius

Tuscany, Italy

Cabernet Sauvignon, Maremma Toscana DOC – 2009

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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: Planted 2001-2004
    • 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 was cool and wet with a strong pressure of peronospera (downy mildew) followed by a very dry, hot summer that obliged us to irrigate the vineyards.

    • Harvest Date(s): September 9-18
  • Vinification

    • Barrel Aging: 9 months in new 30-hectoliter (800-gallon) French oak casks
  • Technical Information

    • Varietal Composition: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon
    • Production (in cases): 10,000 cases
    • Production Case Pack: 12/750ml
    • Cases Imported: 3,500
    • Alcohol: 14%
  • Tasting Notes

    • The 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon has a vivid ruby color with a dark purple tinge. The nose is rich, displaying aromas of blackberry and blueberry with hints of oak and cinnamon. This is a smooth wine with good structure and a long finish tasting of red fruit.

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  • Cabernet Sauvignon, Maremma Toscana DOC – 2009

    This wine has a vivid ruby color with a dark purple tinge. The nose is rich, displaying aromas of blackberry and blueberry with hints of oak and cinnamon. This is a smooth wine with good structure and a long finish tasting of red fruit.

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