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Cabernet Sauvignon, Maremma Toscana DOC – 2016

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  • Vineyard Profile

    • Appellation: Maremma Toscana DOC
    • 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: 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 2016 growing season began with scattered showers over most of the spring. This wet weather cleared way into early summer as June yielded hot and dry conditions. Bud break, veraison, and maturation began earlier than normal. Balanced weather through late summer and early fall led to perfect grape ripeness and an abundant healthy harvest.

    • Harvest Date(s): August 29 - September 6
  • Vinification

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

    • Varietal Composition: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon
    • Alcohol: 14.5%
    • TA: 5.2g/L
    • RS: 1.2g/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. This is a full-bodied wine that displays solid structure and complexity, exhibiting dark red fruit and a lingering finish.

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  • Cabernet Sauvignon, Maremma Toscana DOC – 2016 – 90 points – The Planet Grape

    "Full, dry and lightly chewy with notes of cherry, black currant, bay leaf, sage, cedar and cinnamon."

  • Cabernet Sauvignon, Maremma Toscana DOC – 2016 – 92 points – James Suckling

    “A full and rich red with fruit and depth. Plenty of new wood can be seen at this stage but it is going to come together nicely. Give it two or three years to soften. Made from organic grapes.”

  • Cabernet Sauvignon, Maremma Toscana DOC – 2016

    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. This is a full-bodied wine that displays solid structure and complexity, exhibiting dark red fruit and a lingering finish.

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